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.
What are the qualities that make a successful managing partner? Or an OBE-bagging business supremo steering a firm with national ambitions? Well, an affable and reassuring manner must be pretty high on the list.
A ready smile and keen mind are surely indispensable. However, a mildly eccentric brand of humour and individual dress sense are probably, at best, optional extras.
That aside, those are qualities that middle-aged bespectacled white bloke from the North, Jamie Martin OBE, surely shares with much-loved and sadly-missed Countdown frontman Richard Whiteley OBE (RIP).
Which must make Ward Hadaway partner Andrew Hoyle the Carol Vorderman to Martin's Whiteley.