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 Government's drive to speed up criminal justice may lead to more miscarriages of justice, Law Society president Phillip Sycamore told the International Bar Conference on Thursday. "There are disturbing signs that saving money rather than securing justice is in danger of emerging as the driving force behind moves to speed up our justice system," he told a meeting on miscarriages of justice last Thursday. He highlighted the risks posed by the Government's plan for "straightforward" guilty pleas in the magistrates courts to be dealt with in 24 hours, describing the plan as a "cheap conveyor belt system". He also attacked the decision to allow lay prosecutors to prosecute guilty pleas in the magistrates courts.