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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.
English judges have come under attack for valuing property rights before human rights after the European Court of Human Rights' ruling that upheld journalists' rights to protect their sources. The criticism has come from Geoffrey Robertson QC, who defended Bill Goodwin, a journalist with The Engineer, who was fined £5,000 for protecting a source. "This decision shows starkly how English lawyers are trained by English law to put property rights before human rights," said Robertson. "This lamentable mind-set will only be cured by providing a Bill of rights for Britain which will educate a new generation of judges in the importance of freedom of expression." The court's landmark ruling also marked a success for Goodwin's solicitor, Geoffrey Bindman, senior partner of Bindman & Partners.