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.
It was refreshing to read Alan Burnhams' viewpoint "Time For a radical rethink on trainees" (10 April). I have worked as a paralegal and an assistant solicitor for a City firm and am now a legal recruitment manager. There is a lot to be said for taking on LPC graduates as paralegals and giving them hands-on experience. The thought that there might be a training contract at the end of their placement would give them something to strive for, probably result in an increase in the quality of work, and is a good way of "test-driving" them. Many City firms lose talented paralegals due to narrow recruitment procedures. A rethink is definitely in order.