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.
The Bar Council has escaped paying libel damages to a solicitor after mistakenly telling its 10,000 members that he was not qualified. Last year Robert Kearns, the senior partner of Swansea based Kearns & Co, sued the Bar Council after its head of professional conduct Mark Stobbs wrote to barristers telling them Kearns related company Kearns Agency was not a law firm. The Court of Appeal ruled today (17 March) that the Bar Council had a qualified privilege defence in disseminating such material to its members and was not liable for damages of over £50,000.