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.
BROKERS Robertson Taylor is offering a legal insurance policy covering up to u5m in legal fees and damages for songwriters involved in plagiarism claims. The firm's managing director John Silcock says: "There has been a rising tide of plagiarism cases and we were approached by a leading lawyer for the music industry to set up this policy." Composer Andrew Lloyd-Webber recently won a court victory against a US composer who he alleged had used a tune of his in The Phantom of the Opera, and the Spice Girls pay 16 per cent royalties from Spice track "U Can't Dance", which was on their first album, to the owner of "It's Just begun" by 1970s band the Jimmy Castor Bunch, as a result of similarities between the tunes.