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.
Clients will get swifter and cheaper justice following the incorporation of the European Convention on Human Rights into British law, according to Bar European Group chair Nicholas Paines QC. "I think it will be more economic and certainly quicker," said Paines of Labour's decision to allow human rights cases to go directly to the British Courts. The widely anticipated change in the law, announced in last week's Queen's Speech, was one of the main talking points at the group's conference in Strasbourg on 10 May, attended by about 50 barristers. Paines said he expected a small flood of cases to come to the British courts in the next few months and added that work in human rights law was set to increase significantly.