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.
A struck-off solicitor is planning to take the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal to court over a decision not to allow him to defend himself at a hearing. John Shepherd, 52, from Upton, Wirral, was struck off last year after being jailed for three years in December 1993 for fraudulently claiming green form fees at a standard rate not agreed by the Legal Aid Board. Shepherd, formerly sole partner at two Liverpool firms, Munros and Shepherds, claims that the convictions were wrong and that the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal unlawfully refused him leave to give evidence on these claims or to appeal against his striking off. Shepherd is now requesting leave to appeal to the Court of Appeal.