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.
Birmingham mega-set No 5 Fountain Court has become the first set to reach 150-tenants with the hire of a five-strong personal injury team from local rival St Philips. The set is also poised to launch a Bristol office, its third site in the UK, after London and Birmingham. Graham Cliff, formerly head of the PI team at St Philips, Stephen Campbell, David Tyack and William Pusey are all to join No 5’s highly rated PI practice. No 5's head of PI, Ralph Lewis QC, said: "Our long-term aim is to develop a national presence and the arrival of this well-established team brings us closer to the realisation of that ambition." In turn St Philips has taken on rated employment barrister Tariq Sadiq. Gerard Martin QC has replaced Cliff as head of St Philips’ 26-strong PI team. No 5 hopes to launch its Bristol base in the summer and has recently taken on additional space at 218 Strand to add to its existing London base at 199 Strand, now housing 15 tenants.