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.
Disgruntled litigant Geoffrey Scriven v the entire legal profession. This week, the Cheshire businessman is being taken to the High Court by Lord Williams of Mostyn for breaching his undertaking not to 'scandalise the court', an offence dating back to 1344. In 1997 the then-Attorney General Sir Nicholas Lyell took Scriven to court for the archaic contempt of court offence after Scriven had described judges as being bent, corrupt and even members of the mafia. Scriven gave an undertaking not to repeat the accusations but Lyell's successor is giving the accusations the oxygen of publicity by accusing Scriven of having breached his undertaking. Geoffrey Robertson QC said: 'Scandalising the court is an obnoxious law which offends against the principle that the courts should not be judges in their own cause. The government should be abolishing it, not reviving it.'