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 Victoria Court of Appeal overturned a decision in the case against British American Tobacco (BAT) which found that BAT and Sydney-based firm Clayton Utz had wilfully shredded documents relevant to litigation against the company. Last week, the court found that there was no evidence to justify the finding in April that BAT or its law firm Clayton Utz had devised a strategy for the destruction of documents, or had changed the policy on document destruction in order to make it appear innocent. Clayton Utz senior partner Brian Wilson was also cleared of any wrongdoing in relation to the matter. First revealed on www.thelawyer.com/lawyernews on 6 December.