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 majority of litigants who use the county court small claims procedure are satisfied with the way their cases are dealt with, according to a report, Small Claims Procedures in County courts in England and Wales, funded by the Economic & Social Research Council, the Lord Chancellor's Department and the Office of Fair Trading. The main criticism was that six months after a hearing, fewer than 33 per cent of plaintiffs had received payment. The report comes only months after the small claims limit was raised from £1,000 to £3,000. It was designed to assess how effectively the small claims procedure fulfils its stated aims of providing an inexpensive, less legally complex resolution of disputes.