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.
The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has moved to placate its law firm banking clients as they await the results of the grossly unpopular online tender for its new group legal panel. In an unprecedented move, the bank has taken the step of writing to a number of law firms in a bid to appease them. The corporate banking arm counts many RBS adviser firms as banking clients. Firms have been complaining about RBS's squeeze on fees and the arduous bidding process run by procurement company FreeMarkets. In letters to senior partners last week, the bank said it realised the process had created difficulties for its "law firm friends". The letter said: "We continue to value highly our relationships with law firms and recognise the importance of issues such as reciprocity." RBS was unavailable for comment.