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.
Partner Mark Thomson of Schilling & Lom and Partners, who has obtained an exceptional costs order from the High Court for his client, restaurateur Marco Pierre White, gourmet chef and owner of the Titanic restaurant, who has been involved in a legal tussle with Oliver Peyton, owner of the Atlantic Bar and Grill. The two arch-rivals settled the case after just one day in the High Court. However, Mr Justice Rattee made the unusual ruling that under the new civil procedure rules he would award indemnity costs against the Atlantic for discontinuing the action.
Civil liberties solicitor Daniel Machover, partner at Hickman & Rose, who has campaigned to highlight poor conditions at Wormwood Scrubs. He is experiencing a victory of sorts, since 27 prison officers have been appearing before west London magistrates accused of assaulting prisoners, many of whom are Machover's clients.
Glasnost in the Lord Chancellor's Department. Responding to pressure, Lord Irvine has revealed the intricacies of the "secret soundings" system to a group of MPs. Apparently senior lawyers and judges secretly give scores from one to five for potential candidates, rating them on such qualities as humanity, courtesy, commitment to public service, and intellectual and analytical ability.