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 launched its biggest attack on the Governments Criminal Justice Bill by lobbying 400 MPs, including those hostile to the UKs intervention in Iraq. The Bars briefing pack containing its claims has been sent to MPs before the Commons is due to begin its report stage of the Bill tomorrow (2 April). The Bar Councils principal areas of concern are: the erosion of the right to jury by trial in complex cases; disclosure of previous convictions; abolition of the double jeopardy rule; admission of hearsay evidence; and the requirement on the defence to give notice of the witnesses it intends to call. Bar chairman Matthias Kelly QC said: "Juries must remain a cornerstone of our justice system, and plans to reveal previous convictions on a blanket basis will lead to a round up the usual suspects police culture."