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 Land Registry has tightened its rules for solicitors taking statutory declarations on lost or destroyed title deeds. The move follows a case in which a pensioner was conned out of his home when someone impersonated him to obtain a certificate from the registry. The registry has issued guidelines requiring solicitors or licensed conveyancers to provide the applicant's permanent address, date of birth and a passport-sized photograph certified on the back by the solicitor. The lawyer must also verify the applicant's identity by inspecting the original of at least one of the following: passport, full driving licence, armed forces identity card or well-known employers' ID card.