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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.
Lawyers involved in the BSE public inquiry which is expected to cost u25m and has been delayed for a year.
General Pinochet, who may be entitled to u1m in legal aid. Apparently the General has only a modest pension and relies on hand-outs from his supporters.
Cloning. A heated medico-legal debate is likely to follow a UK doctor's application for a licence from the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority to artificially create identical children from a single embryo then freeze one of them. The House of Lords is due to debate cloning on Wednesday.
Ridiculously long and drawn-out cases. It has taken 11 judges 11 years at a total cost of u500,000 - including u100,000 from legal aid - to come to a conclusion on a "hedge and ditch" dispute over an 87 ft by 6ft piece of land worth a few hundred pounds. The not-very-earthshattering-verdict of the Law Lords is that the boundary line between two pieces of land runs along the edge of a ditch beside a hedge and not down the middle. Lord Woolf would not be amused.