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.
Mark Haywood moves from Olswang, where he was a senior solicitor in its investment team, to Addleshaw Booth & Co where he was made partner in March this year. Haywood is a specialist in property investments and acquisitions and was recruited by Addleshaws to handle the portfolio of blue-chip property clients in its commercial property group. David Rogers, formerly of Davies Arnold Cooper, will join new firm Vizards Staples & Bannisters as a founding partner on 1 May when the firm is launched. Patricia Nathan-Amissah and Amanda Harvey of City firm Devonshires were made partners on 1 April. Both are employed in the commercial litigation department. Nathan-Amissah specialises in construction while Harvey specialises in employment law. Wragge & Co has made up 11 new partners - the largest number in the firm's history. The new appointments are Nick J Smith, Jonathan Chamberlain, Ann Benzimra, Andrew Smith, Andrew Thomas, Sarah Sasse, Patrick Duxbury, Kevin Lowe, Andy Stylianou and Davinia Gransbury. David Franey, Neil Kinsella and Rosamund Rhodes-Kemp have all been made equity partners at Russell Jones & Walker. The firm also announced that seven solicitors are to be admitted to partnership in the London, Birmingham, Cardiff and Newcastle offices.