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.
The Law Lords are to hear an appeal in a test case which left Westminster City Council facing the prospect of a £1m bill for tree root damage. It was alleged in the case of Delaware Mansions & anor v Lord Mayor and Citizens of City of Westminster that the damage could have been avoided had the council cut down the tree and repaired minor cracks at a cost of £14,000 when residents originally complained. Instead the council let the 80-year-old tree stay. In the end its roots caused damage and underpinning was required. Last July the Court of Appeal ruled that the council was liable for the £835,430 cost of repairing the damage, which with interest and legal costs would have left the council with a bill of more than £1m. Now the council has been given leave by Lords Nicholls, Clyde and Hobhouse to appeal against that decision in the House of Lords.