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.
Communication is possibly the most vital tool of any law firm. For most firms this means investing heavily in an IT infrastructure and keeping up with the latest technological developments. Lawyers can thus communicate with one another and with clients anywhere in the world with just a laptop and a mobile phone. London-based Hamlins, meanwhile, has come up with a rather different communications system that could save the firm a bundle. Just take a look at one of the images from its new brochure (below), which is accompanied by the statement 'Communication with all sides'. Clearly, there will be no escaping the Hamlins evidence gatherers. However, Tulkinghorn is not quite sure what use access to 'the other side' will be to a commercial law firm. Perhaps Hamlins is about to launch a crime practice?