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.
Confirming fears about the independence of expert witnesses, a survey of 500 of them has found that 71 per cent had at some stage in their career been asked to modify their reports by a solicitor or barrister, and of those asked, a third then agreed to do so. The survey, by expert witness training company Bond Solon, also shows that 60 per cent of expert witnesses think the Woolf Report's recommendations support the giving of expert evidence, although Lord Woolf has criticised their excessive use by both parties to an action.