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.
One appeal which was scheduled to be heard in January and which was being watched closely in local government circles has now been abandoned. Welwyn and Hatfield Council was to appeal against a £49m damages award made against it in the High Court last July and reported in these pages. The award followed a finding by Mr Justice May that it had misled developers about conditions attached to a commercial development. However, Lovell White Durrant, representing developers Slough Estates, says that the appeal, which was being expedited because of the impact of the award on the local authority budget, was withdrawn just before Christmas.