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.
Tulkinghorn has learned that the paranoia that pervades the legal world may not be totally unjustified. One US firm in London is presided over by a managing partner who formerly worked for the FBI. Not only was he responsible for providing the director with reports on counter-terrorism and espionage, this man had to read all transcripts from wiretaps and other bugging equipment. To make matters worse, the gentleman in question once knew of an information-gathering exercise taking place within his own building. Every evening, he would greet the subject in a cheery neighbourly fashion, but come morning, he was at his desk browsing through said neighbour's conversations. So, if you are at a US firm in London, maybe it is time to be a little more discreet on the telephone.