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.
Peddie Smith beats competitors including Conveyancing Direct in beauty parade
Scotland-based firm Peddie Smith Maloco Law Group has won the conveyancing contract for the new £15m 'mortgage to rent' scheme launched by the Scottish Executive. The scheme aims to help Scottish families at risk of losing their homes through repossession by giving them the opportunity to sell to a social landlord and become the tenant of their property instead. PSM Legal, a division of Peddie Smith, won the contract to advise on the scheme after competing in a beauty parade against four other Scottish firms, including Conveyancing Direct. A spokesperson for Communities Scotland, which will administer the scheme, said: "PSM Legal was chosen because we thought they had the edge on a variety of factors including cost." It is estimated that the scheme will help around 250 households a year.