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.
Lawyers. Bless them. Always first with the news. As almost everyone knows - including Mrs Tulkinghorn, who is anything but a football fan - David Beckham has signed a new contract with Manchester United that will see his earnings rocket from £26,000 to £90,000 a week. That contract was signed - and plastered all over the national press - almost a month ago, but the football club's law firm, James Chapman & Co, has only just got round to sending a press release confirming its involvement in this historic deal. No matter, though, since on this occasion Tulkinghorn is happy to retell an old story just to be able to publish a picture of the wonderful Beckham. (Just one caveat, mind: since one is writing this before the England v Argentina game, one is assuming that one still holds the mercurial Beckham in high esteem.) Incidentally, a slightly less well-known fact is that just as Beckham was signing his contract, James Chapman senior partner and Manchester United non-executive director Maurice Watkins was selling 455,500 shares at 120p, leaving him with a mere six million shares, or a 2.3 per cent stake. No wonder he's smiling.