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 House of Lords is deciding whether to hear an appeal which will focus on the question of contributory negligence in cases of the negligent valuation of property. Mortgage lender Platform Home Loans, which claims it relied on property valuations when arranging sale of property on which mortgage was later defaulted, is challenging an award of damages against it. It sued the valuer in the High Court and won £585,723. However, this sum was cut on appeal to £400,000 and Platform Home Loans is now seeking leave to challenge that ruling. If it gets leave, the appeal will raise issues as to application of the Law Reform (Contributory Negligence) Act 1945 in assessing the liability of the valuer.