The Lawyer Asia Pacific 150 is the only research report to provide a ranking of the top 100 independent local firms and top 50 global firms in the region. The report offers critical review of some of the fastest growing firms and their strategies, a country-by-country guide to leading legal advisers and legal services market trends, plus exclusive insight into the current business development opportunities in the Asia Pacific. 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.
A couple of weeks ago, The Lawyer reported on the fine figures emerging from Dechert's London office. In its first full financial year following its transatlantic merger in July 2000, the London office recorded a turnover of £45.5m, with total firmwide income at £238m. Reading on, though, Tulkinghorn discovered the real reason for its success: The Lawyer revealed that Dechert's business plan for its current financial year includes increasing the chargeable hours target for associates from a meagre 13,500 to 15,000 for the year, equating to a not insubstantial 45 hours a day. What a shock those poor associates must have had. Well, Tulkinghorn is here to put your minds at rest. Do not fear - the target is, of course, 1,500 chargeable hours a year. Far more respectable.