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.
News of developments in the regions have been arriving on Tulkinghorn's desk thick and fast this week, but none more groundbreaking than that from the Swindon office of Thring Townsend. Wait for it, wait for it Thring Townsend has given up air conditioning. Yes, it's true. But the firm isn't going to risk the wrath of sweating, sticky and angry employees. Oh no, Thring Townsend has a revolutionary new brick. This one brick, the firm claims, will provide natural ventilation by absorbing heat generated by activity during the day and dispersing it back into the office space at night. Consulting engineer Mark Boulton, who worked with the firm developing the new building, said: "It's interesting to see solicitors, normally thought of as a very traditional profession, being so much in the forefront of design and construction." Well, you certainly don't hear that every day.