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.
Mysteries. Lord Lucan - whose disappearance following the gruesome murder of his children's nanny ranks as one of the great murder mysteries of all time -has been officially pronounced dead by High Court, finally closing the case.
US district judge Gigi Sullivan of Pittsburgh, who is appearing in court charged with snorting cocaine and shooting up in her chambers before cases, and dismissing charges against her dealers in exchange for drugs. However Sullivan vehemently claims she is innocent and intends to seek re-election once the case is over.
Suits. It may be curtains for pinstripes when European legislation forbidding employers from dictating dress code in the office goes through. Dress codes are a violation of freedom of expression and the right to privacy and workers should be liberated from the shackles of their shoulder pads, according to barrister Henrietta Hill of Cloisters chambers, who argues that forcing employees to wear suits will lead to legal action under the Human Rights Act. Solicitors congregating at the annual Law Society bash at Disneyland, Paris at the weekend heard all about it.