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.
There appears to be some serious identity issues going on at Russell Jones & Walker. Take, for example, the firm's clinical negligence head Rosa-mund Rhodes-Kemp. According to the firm's website, she doesn't exist. Light was shed on the mystery by a call from one of Tulkinghorn's scribes to a helpful marketing team member, who explained that the firm (and presumably her team) was "gradually adding partners to the site as we get their biogs". But, she added, this was not a priority. So just how many partners do not appear on the site? "Oh," revealed the marketer, "a hell of a lot." Let's just hope that clients don't want to do anything silly - like use the site to find a lawyer. Which managing partner of a top 20 law firm kept a permanent suite of rooms at The Savoy until a canny partner spotted this bit of off-balance sheet spending?