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.
The European Commission has launched a public consultation exercise on plans to create a European Union (EU) watchdog ensuring that all significant legal rights available to EU citizens are respected. This Fundamental Rights Agency would replace the Vienna-based EU Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia, taking over its existing mandate. EU heads of governments have already approved the idea in principle, but decisions need to be made on the work the agency would carry out. Brussels wants to ask legal experts about its possible powers - whether it should be a purely advisory body, an investigative unit or take action on behalf of citizens whose rights have been abused. The Commission has also published a set of questions about the issue. One query is whether the agency should confine itself to issues covered by the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the (European) Union. It also wants views on how the agency can work with bodies such as organisations in the legal profession. The Commission will make a formal proposal to create the agency next year.