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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.
Charles Russell has been instructed by the Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, representing him in a libel action against the BBC
The claim, issued last week, relates to a story broadcast on 5 July claiming that the prime minister Lester Bird had misused over £50m of the country's health funds to pay for lavish parties and holidays. Media partner Duncan Lamont is representing Bird. Lamont said: "This was broadcast all over the world. It was an all-singing, all-dancing prime time multimedia attack." Last weekend news that Bird was considering a libel action was leaked to The Guardian, which said BBC executives were set to publish a positive story about him as an alternative to an apology. Lamont dismissed this, confirming that Bird was seeking financial compensation.