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.
Three new private client special reports discuss topical issues affecting the sector. Read here for the details.
In the first article Peter Baughan argues that a decade of high profile cases and escalating payouts has made London the "divorce capital of the world."
While the flexible laws have been beneficial in some cases, UK courts have "suffered from the lack of clarity" that has meant payouts varying wildly from year to year. Could 2009 could be the year that reform catches up with the UK's 40-year-old divorce laws?
In the second article Michael Alden says the 'inevitable' commoditisation of legal sectors could effect the private client sector more than most.
This change, he argues, should be accepted and embraced by private client lawyers, as one of "commoditisation’s success stories" – success that could mean as yet unseen economic benefits.
Never has it been more important to take care of the pennies. As the UK Government looks to top up the coffers and tighten the public purse strings, the überwealthy will be watching to see how new tax legislation will affect their bank accounts, both at home and offshore.
The report also takes a look at the Finance Act 2008 and how it is expected to be tested this year, when private client lawyers, who have already become accustomed to creative lawyering, will be seeking out innovative solutions to increasingly complex dilemmas.
Click on the underlined reports above to read them.