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.
While some shipping firms have undergone something of an image overhaul recently (Holman Fenwick & Willan, for example, has just had a full inner and outer body scrub by Hildebrandt), others appear to be hanging on to their old-fashioned looks. Shaw and Croft is an obvious example, reflected in the sober photographs of its lawyers who appear on its website. None of the cheesy, multi-angled looks you expect on corporatised law firms websites; these are images of solid, sturdy chaps and chapettes looking stern and self-disciplined, dressed in suits and located in their old-fashioned office. That is, until you get to one Nicholas Taylor, who appears to be showing that there is a wilder side to the firm. In his picture he is seated on a BMW motorbike wearing black leathers. Clearly, despite 30 years in the legal profession, he hasnt quite got his former policing days out of his system.