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.
Solicitor-advocate John Mackenzie claims High Court judge Mr Justice Ian Kennedy discriminated against him because he is not a barrister. The judge is refusing to step down from the case despite Mackenzie's accusations of intimidating behaviour, petulance, boredom and terrifying a witness. Mackenzie, who is representing Doug and Patricia Buchanan, inventors of a type of life-saving body armour, says the judge constantly interrupted him, threw down a file, and displayed antipathy towards him from the beginning of the case. Mackenzie says he is now considering stopping being a solicitor-advocate because of his experiences. The Buchanans are suing contractors Ross & Catherall for u6.25m in lost royalties, claiming the manufacturers made the invention knife-proof but not bullet-proof as originally intended.