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.
Home Secretary Michael Howard is proposing to allow Crown Court judges to hear pre-trial arguments from prosecution and defence counsel before calling a jury. Judges at present have no powers to make binding rulings at pre-trial hearings and have to interrupt trials to hear arguments in the absence of the jury. Under the proposals, which are recommended in the Royal Commission on Criminal Justice, Howard intends to "take the clutter out of complex cases, allowing juries to consider the issues before them with greater clarity".