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.
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.