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.
Supergrasses, after a High Court judge ruled this week that they have no legal right to sue if they think that they have not been paid enough for supplying information. The judgment arose in a case brought by informant Keith Robinson who made a claim for £33,574 plus interest against the Commissioners of Customs and Excise for breach of alleged contract under which, according to Robinson, he had been promised reasonable remuneration and expenses. Mr Justice Douglas Brown, who described Robinson as "a highly unreliable witness", held that he had not been promised "handsome" rewards or a specific sum.
Vladimir Putin, whose arrival in the UK coincided with the announcement by UK lawyers that they were to take legal action against the Russian president-elect's government, to be examined by judges at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg and centring on alleged Russian atrocities in Chechnya. Putin had been invited to the UK, his first trip abroad since election victory, by Tony Blair.