The Lawyer Africa Elite 2014 features an in-depth look at 46 leading independent firms’ strategies in 15 key sub-Saharan jurisdictions, as well as the views of in-house counsel from some of Africa’s largest companies... 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.
Bad lawyers, with the Legal Services Ombudsman to be given extra powers to investigate complaints against solicitors. The ombudsman would be given powers to set targets, cut delays and monitor whether lawyers were meeting targets.
Journalists. Every tabloid's favourite legal whipping boy, Anthony Julius, resigned as a trustee from the Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Fund. Julius, the Mishcon De Reya golden boy who handled Di's divorce from Charles, was later embroiled in controversy over his firm's fees for work on her memorial fund. Now, in a bid to limit the damage, the fund is advertising for a public relations consultant to smooth the waters with a wage of more than u40,000 a year.
Geoffrey Robertson QC who, according to press reports, had his BMW stolen. Would this have happened if the famous Australian silk had had a Lada?