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.
City firm Frere Cholmeley Bischoff has appointed Alan Jenkins,43, as managing partner. Jenkins will succeed Steven Sugar in the autumn.
Jenkins joined the firm as an articled clerk in 1975 and became a partner in 1983. He specialises in international commercial litigation, fraud, professional negligence and insurance. He has been involved in the Guinness, Maxwell and BCCI banking trials.
"I am delighted at the trust and confidence partners have shown in electing me," said Jenkins. "I am very much looking forward to the challenge."
He plans to make client care a priority in his new job.
"I am hoping to enhance care for clients by getting people talking and listening to each other much more," he added.
Sugar said: "I will be handing over to Alan with great confidence. We are in good shape, the shape required to carry on our practice in a fully professional manner."