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.
DTI plans for new mobile phone services after BT announced that it was considering legal action to delay the Government's plans to action new licences. The telecoms giant is upset that two of its rivals - Vodafone AirTouch and Orange - have qualified to bid for the licences even though Orange is now owned by Vodafone after the company's takeover of Orange's owner Mannesmann.
Sir William Shelton (above). The former parliamentary private secretary to Baroness Thatcher has been banned from serving as a company director for five years after he was found to have engaged in "unfit conduct" when on the board of legal advice company Access to Justice. The High Court found that Shelton, Access director Lord Moyne and two others had allowed David Duncan Mahady to act as an Access director while disqualified and also allowed the company to trade when in danger of insolvency.
Senior prosecution barristers in rape trials who have been accused of attempting to portray women complainants as "sluts". A study from Sussex University found that QCs routinely demand that a woman's sexual history and dress be considered. "The principal strategy is to undermine the woman's personality," the report says.