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.
Here is the news. Ashurst Morris Crisp has not only jettisoned its famous name in favour of the internationally friendly but frankly ridiculous Ashurst, it is also hiring BBC journalists to run its support functions. Michael Buerk (aka Peter Griffith) is the latest recruit. The twinkly-eyed newsreader, best known for his report on the 1980s Ethiopian famine which sparked Live Aid, is head of Ashurst’s multifaceted HR function. Rumours that a Mr Gilligan was due to join Ashurst this week were unconfirmed at press time.