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.
Oooh, James Chesterman is jolly popular this week. The Latham & Watkins banking partner has been compared with two megastars by eagle-eyed readers. Tulkinghorn would like to present both cases for your perusal. CASE A: Chesterman is Simon Cowell of Pop Idol fame. The prosecution case: both have dark hair; both are male; both have bushy eyebrows. The defence case: Chesterman does not wear his trousers around his chest; he does not gratuitously insult budding young pop stars; Cowell would never say, "It's an evolution towards a combined service", as Chesterman was quoted as saying in last week's The Lawyer. CASE B: Chesterman is John Hannah of Sliding Doors fame. The prosecution case: both have dark hair; both have dreamy, soulful eyes (Mrs Tulkinghorn, pull yourself together); both have a sensitive look about them. The defence case: Chesterman does not have a Scottish accent; he has never romanced Simon Callow (to Tulkinghorn's knowledge) à la Four Weddings and a Funeral. The jury is still out. (But Tulkinghorn's money is on Chesterman being Kevin Webster from Coronation Street.)