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.
Sarah Ahmed, a former partner at niche litigation practice Anthony Gold, has found a particularly tasty use for all her hard-won forensic skills.
Ahmed gave up the law to give in to her passion for wine – and now that risky career move has paid off. Ahmed has just won the Rouyer Guillet Cup, the award to the top diploma graduate by the Wine & Spirit Education Trust. The gong will sit alongside the other trophies in Ahmed’s bulging cabinet – the Geoffrey Jameson Memorial Award and the Vintners’ Scholarship.
Her collection means she wins a place at the Ecole d’Alsace and on the WSET annual study tour, opening the door to a trip to the world’s best wine-producing regions. But before she sets sail for South Africa, Sarah is planning to revisit some of her old legal haunts in the guise of the Wine Detective, her wine-tasting business. “It means using the same analytical and presentational skill as when I was a lawyer,” Ahmed told Tulkinghorn. “But it’s a lot more fun.”