The Lawyer Global Litigation Top 50 report is the only ranking of international law firms by litigation and arbitration revenue and is essential reading for anyone seeking to benchmark their litigation and dispute resolution practices...
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 lawyer appointed to run Lincolnshire County Council’s new-look legal practice will not be taking up the job following allegations made by a former colleague at ;Northamptonshire County Council, his former employer.
Chris ;Whittington’s appointment to the top legal post at Lincolnshire was suspended after the complaint emerged last October.
A statement made by Lincolnshire in November said: “Mr Whittington’s role at Northampton includes that of monitoring officer and so there’s been no alternative but to suspend him while these allegations are investigated.”
It is understood that the council has now withdrawn the job offer and will not be replacing him. Whittington, the former head of legal at Northamptonshire, has been left without a job while he fights to clear his name.
A Northamptonshire spokesman stressed that Whittington’s resignation had nothing to do with the suspension.
“These allegations came to light after Mr Whittington had resigned from his post at Northamptonshire County Council, having received an offer of employment from Lincolnshire County Council,” the spokesperson added.
Lincolnshire lawyers Eleanor Hoggart and David Coleman have been appointed as interim managers.
To receive our free Lawyer News Daily news and comment email, click here. Or get the latest news, features and comment as it's published with our free RSS feed.