The Lawyer Asia Pacific 150 is the only research report to provide a ranking of the top 100 independent local firms and top 50 global firms in the region. The report offers critical review of some of the fastest growing firms and their strategies, a country-by-country guide to leading legal advisers and legal services market trends, plus exclusive insight into the current business development opportunities in the Asia Pacific. Read more
This year, The Lawyer’s annual ranking of the largest UK law firms by turnover is available as an interactive, digital benchmarking tool. For the first time this will allow you to manipulate each data set against the metrics of your choice.
Shareholders, whose rights to sue auditors for unlimited damages for negligence are threatened by the Government's plans to review company law. The plans, which are designed to stop investors from suing auditors when directors may be more at fault, are in response to big payouts such as the £67.6m settlement relating to Coopers & Lybrand's work for the business empire of Robert Maxwell. A committee of the Law Society has criticised the state of company law, pointing out that the last review took place 38 years ago.
The Lord Chief Justice. Lord Bingham (above) has been handed the political hot potato of how long the killers of James Bulger should remain in prison. Jack "always a good idea to pass the buck" Straw has handed responsibility to Bingham after he announced that he was to change the law to end the role of politicians in sentencing juveniles convicted of grave offences, after the European Court of Human Rights found that judges and not politicians should set the minimum term for Robert Thompson and Jon Venables.