At first glance the 2012 Global 100 rankings, which show revenues for the world’s largest law firms rising to an all time high of $81.9bn (£50.8bn) during the last financial year, do much to prove the well-coined expression that, rain or shine, people (or at least major public companies) always need lawyers.
This year's Global 100 shows that the big are still getting bigger despite the turbulent economy, but the numbers suggest it is far from a simple march to one-stop shop domination. Georgina Stanley reports...
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