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.
Isn't it funny how the news that your law firm is collapsing can invoke differing reactions? Lawyers at the London office of a certain suffering US law firm, or as we at The Lawyer call them, 'they who shall not be named', had their own very individual ways of coping with the imminent closure of their firm. Apparently, one very senior US lawyer was seen sitting in his office chuffing a large cigar as Rome fell around him. Coolness under pressure personified. Meanwhile, another senior UK lawyer was, according to sources, in tears as spoke about the firm's future. Rumours that this UK lawyer was seen rubbing onions into his eyes before giving his heart-rending speech are, of course, entirely unfounded.