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.
If anything were meant to cause Michael Napier to crawl out of the woodwork it was Robert Sayer's letter to him and David McIntosh last week.
It does not seem long ago that Mr Sayer and Mr Mears were on the outside, decrying the right of Buggins to succeed the Law Society presidency.
Now notwithstanding that it is within the democratic rights of Mr McIntosh and/or Mr Napier to run for office, it becomes a matter of "public squabbling" for them to do so, should they choose to do so.
For my part, if there is any public squabbling, I doubt if it would come from a McIntosh/Napier camp. They would concentrate on the issues of the reform of civil justice, legal aid and indemnity insurance.
What I should like to know from Sayer in another open letter to The Lawyer is how his qualifications to confront these highly specialised issues compare with those of two senior partners in successful law firms.
With McIntosh having declared and Napier considering, The profession wants to see a good clean fight on the issues - and losers that are prepared to work alongside winners in addressing those issues.