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 House of Lords is considering whether to allow the appeal of Justin Jolley against the London Borough of Sutton over an accident in which a boat fell on him. Jolley suffered severe spinal injuries while carrying out restoration on an abandoned boat owned by Sutton. He is now confined to a wheelchair. The council does not dispute negligence but says the accident was not foreseeable. The High Court found for Jolley in May 1997 but the decision was reversed by the Court of Appeal in June this year.