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.
In many firms, making up shedloads of women partners would be a cause for a certain amount of celebration - lots of PR value, women breaking through the glass ceiling, trebles all round. Ah, but not at Ashurst Morris Crisp. According to managing partner Justin 'Pankhurst' Spendlove, the fact that Ashursts made up 14 female partners in the space of a couple of years isn't in the least remarkable, even after aeons of allowing only three women in the partners' dining room. What's more, or so confides Justin, they were all made up on merit, not like those Labour shortlists. Mrs Tulkinghorn is intrigued. Is Justin saying that in other law firms women partners are not made up on merit? Or would Justin perhaps have been less dismissive if a male hack had asked the question? Perish the thought.