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.
Christopher Carr QC, a barrister at One Essex Court, died on 2 March. Carr, 62, was a legal academic in both Canada and England before being called to the bar in London in 1975. He was awarded silk in 1983 after just eight years as a barrister. He was known in recent years for his work on the Sumitomo litigation, which catapulted him into the bar's top earners and saw him net more than £2m in a year. One Essex Court head of chambers LordAnthony Grabiner said: "He was, in every way, an engaging and charming person: clever, apparently relaxed and a good friend. Solicitors and their clients loved him because of his sense of calm and his willingness to grapple with and bring a solution to their often intractable problems." Carr is survived by his wife, Valerie, and three children.