The Lawyer Asia Pacific 150 is the only research report to provide a ranking of the top 100 independent local firms and top 50 global firms in the region. The report offers critical review of some of the fastest growing firms and their strategies, a country-by-country guide to leading legal advisers and legal services market trends, plus exclusive insight into the current business development opportunities in the Asia Pacific. 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 Law Lords are considering whether to grant leave to appeal a stay of action over a collision between two vessels in the Straits of Singapore. The owners of the Herceg Novi have sued the owners or demise charterers of the Ming Galaxy over the collision, but in May 1997 their action was stayed by the Admiralty Court pending determination of a claim in the case which has been mounted in Singapore.
That stay was upheld by the Court of Appeal last year, but now the owners of the Herceg Novi are seeking leave to appeal to the Law Lords against the ruling. If the Law Lords hear the appeal, which is expected to come up in May, it will raise questions in respect of the relevance of the 1976 Convention of Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims in deciding such matters, and the question of whether "substantial justice" can be done by the Singapore courts in the case.