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.
#Former Hammonds senior partner Richard Burns has died at the age of 49. He had been battling illness for several months before his death on Monday 20 May. Hammonds managing partner Peter Crossley said in a statement: "We were devastated by Richard's sudden and tragic death. Richard was a great lawyer with hugeintellect, vision and unwavering commitment to the firm." Burns joined the firm in 1981 as an articled clerk, becoming a partner after five years. He became a well-known figure in the Leeds legal market, specialising in M&A, flotations and raising equity-based finance. He took over as Hammonds' senior partner in 2000, overseeing a difficult period that included a merger with Edge Ellison. The firm reorganised and made redundancies as profits slumped before Burns stood down in August 2005. He returned to practice and was active up until his death, most recently advising US-based Illinois Tool Works on the £1bn takeover battle for kitchen equipment maker Enodis.