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.
Conspiracy theorists, after a jury ruled that the murder of Martin Luther King (above) was not the work of a lone assassin. The finding came at the end of a trial brought by the King family who filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Loyd Jowers. Jowers claims that he handled money paid to a man other than James Earl Ray to kill King. The jury found that there had been a conspiracy involving Jowers.
More mature lawyers. Michael Addezio struck a blow for older lawyers when a judge agreed to postpone a trial after Addezio said he was not fully prepared because the papers had only arrived at his home at 10.25 the night before. "I am 65 years old and too old to sit up burning the midnight oil," he said.
Court dress standards. A murder defendant refused to appear before Torbay magistrates until his just-washed clothes had dried on his cell radiator. Steven Gill appeared 45 minutes later.