The Lawyer’s new China Elite report contains the most detailed research available on the PRC legal market and contains unparalleled insight into the country's leading law firms. They vary in size, practice focus and geographic coverage, but they all share one common quality – ambition... 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.
Congratulations to Naila Jabeen Gul and Sioban Taylor, who emerged victorious from the gruelling selection process in the annual Lawyer 2B/BPP Law School essay competition.
The duo will be taking up their prizes free places on BPPs LPC and GDL courses this September. They have also been awarded a place at an open day with law firm Addleshaw Goddard.
GDL winner Gul, who is currently in the final year of a BA in Criminal Justice and Criminology at the University of Leeds, said she was thrilled with the result. It means I can now concentrate on my studies without the worry of financing the GDL. I didnt really want to ask my parents to pay for the course as I wanted to prove that I could do it myself.
Gul will be taking the GDL at BPPs Leeds branch and eventually wants to go on and train as a barrister.
Taylor, who scooped a free place on the LPC at BPPs Manchester arm, graduated in December 2007 with an MA in Medical Law from the University of Manchester. She is currently working for her father who runs his own business.
Taylor said: Winning the competition has taken away the financial worry of completing the LPC. I really enjoyed the judging day as it gave me an insight into commercial law, which is an area that I havent considered before.
In her essay Gul argued why retaining DNA samples of innocent people can never be justified. Meanwhile, Taylor discussed the legal issues facing UK companies that continue to manufacture on China.
Both essays will be published in the May 2008 issue of Lawyer 2B magazine.