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 former Norton Rose secretary, Cheryl Pascal, is claiming unfair dismissal and racial discrimination against the firm, its head of personnel Celia Staples and director of administration Patrick Stone. Stratford Industrial Tribunal heard how Pascal had worked at the firm for eight years before her dismissal in February last year. "There was a systematic attempt either to dismiss me or force me to resign, motivated by dislike and the colour of my skin," she claimed. Under cross-examination by Norton Rose's counsel Sue Carr, Pascal later revealed that a white colleague had brought a case of racial discrimination against Norton Rose alleging that Pascal had been treated preferentially.The case was adjourned until the beginning of December.