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.
The European Commission is currently investigating a complaint about restrictive practices at the Bar. This is no surprise: the commission has frequently turned its attention to the legal professions in recent years. When it looked at the rights of establishment issue, the matter was kept running five years longer than necessary. As a result, the agreement reached by the member states disintegrated and they have been arguing ever since. Accusing the Bar of restrictive practices would no doubt produce an equally colourful response from interested parties in the UK. Let us hope that the matter can be concluded in a shorter timespan.