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.
I am head of legal for a medium size manufacturing company which exports the majority of its output.
With a large share of those exports going to euroland, we are being forced to economise just to keep people in jobs.
How heartening it is that the likes of Macfarlanes and Biddle feel able to award their junior lawyers pay rises several times the rate of inflation.
It seems City practices now rate themselves so highly that even their newly qualifieds, who have spent a couple of years honing their coffee making and photocopying skills, are worth £45,000.
I am sure that I will not be the only in-house lawyer inspecting the next bill I receive from a City firm to ensure that these salaries are not coming out of my company's coffers.
One can only hope that these highly skilled lawyers are equally skilled at saving for a rainy day, because once the next recession comes due to the collapse of our manufacturing industry, there will be one hell of a downpour.