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.
Although three High Court judges rejected a challenge against the Lord Chancellor's shake-up of the legal aid system, they warned that the legal aid contracting system could face future defeat in the courts if not reformed. In a challenge to the legal aid contracting scheme - brought by solicitors Mackintosh Duncan and backed by the Law Society - the court refused to quash the scheme introduced in January, but said there were 'significant weaknesses' in it. The court said 'real hardship is likely to continue to be suffered unless the board acts decisively' and warned that a similar case may succeed when the Human Rights Act is introduced in October.