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.
So much for clients getting worried over Clifford Chance 'padding' its billable hours. One general counsel said she cares less about how much a firm bills and more about how presentable its partners are.
Said general counsel on one occasion even decided against instructing one partner on the basis that he "smells". She went on to say that she was happy with whatever a firm such as Clifford Chance bills, and would even ask it to put in bigger ones just to keep it sweet for the next occasion she instructs it.