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.
New Bar Council chairman Stephen Irwin QC has called for an end to the turf war between clerks and practice managers in his first speech concerning his new role.
The Doughty Street barrister, who replaced Matthias Kelly QC at the end of last year, is set for a busy 2004. Speaking at a meeting hosted bytheLegalPractice Management Association at the end last year, Irwin said: Its not enough for clerks to cut the mustard in the old way. At present, he argued, there is a threat that clerks could de-skill and be replaced by practice managers. He also complained that practice managers focus too much on maximising profits.
Irwin highlighted a broad range of issues that he intends to tackle. These include the education of clerks, the bars independence and improving the lot of the publicly-funded bar.