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.
The Daily Telegraph, which successfully fought off an injunction sought by Mohamed "I beat Hamilton, I can beat you" Al Fayed (above) intended to stop publication of extracts from a book by Trevor Rees-Jones, the bodyguard who survived the crash that killed Al Fayed's son Dodi and Diana, Princess of Wales. Judge Anne Rafferty QC told Al Fayed's lawyers they should have made an application earlier.
Low paid prosecutors, who may be in for a pay rise after the Lord Chancellor and the Attorney-General announced plans to create a unified fee structure. Lord Irvine and Lord Williams found that defence counsel are paid up to 34 per cent more than prosecutors. The new structure - to come in before April next year - could, of course, mean that some well paid defence barristers can expect pay cuts.