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.
A five-year-old boy who has just learned to write has been told to explain in writing why he should not be deported. Patrick Wandia Njuguna, who was born in the UK, received a letter on Christmas Eve telling him that if he wished to avoid being deported to Kenya, he should 'attach to the form a statement of the reasons why you object to removal'. Njuguna is appealing before an immigration tribunal. If he loses he faces being deported without his mother, whose own appeal comes before the High Court later in the year. Campaigners have argued that the family faces persecution if deported. Questions have also been raised as to why it has taken five years to consider the mother's application for asylum.