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.
Legal training is in a state of flux. The Solicitors Regulation Authority revealed last week (The Lawyer, 12 September) that it is pressing ahead with radical plans to split the LPC into two separate components.
The plans will result in the compulsory courses of the LPC being split from the optional subjects. This would allow students to embark on their training contracts six months early, immediately after completing the first part of the LPC.
But it is not only those new to the legal profession who are being impacted by change in the training arena. The new Solicitors' Code of Conduct has also thrown up a myriad of issues surrounding increased training needs for firm management.
This Training Special Report highlights some of the potential pitfalls thrown up by the new code, as well as examining whether firms should be working together in consortiums to meet their expanding training needs.