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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.
Magistrates at Caistor, Norfolk, are to reconsider the case of a man they acquitted of drink driving on the grounds that he was insane. The Appeal Court quashed their decision in the case of Michael Harper and have given the magistrates direction to convict. Lord Justice McCowan said that insanity could only be used as a defence in criminal proceedings where criminal intent must be proved. He said that drink driving was a "strict liability" offence with no need for criminal intent to be proved.