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.
The hunt is on to find which City firm is home to a woman lawyer quoted on Radio 4 last week. The Today programme featured a survey of working hours in the City, but the macho red-eyed brigade had their cover blown by this woman. She told the programme that most of the sleepless nights were only for show. "Whenever anyone asks how you are, you have to say you're shattered," she said. "You can't ever say you're fine." She also told the nation that everyone actually finishes work at around 5pm but then hangs about until 9pm, just to look cool. Now, far be it for Tulkinghorn to dictate working practices to those City top dogs, but don't you all think that's just a teensy weensy bit sad and pathetic?