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.
Royal College of Art lecturer Philip Shaw, who was cleared by an Old Bailey jury of sexual abuse. The court heard that the woman who accused Shaw was suffering from false memory syndrome after being misled by the US book The Courage to Heal, which claimed "almost all women have been sexually abused". A psychiatrist said false memory syndrome produces "vivid childhood memories that have not occurred".
Lawyers for an unnamed publisher, who are among the few people in the UK likely to read Joe Eszterhas' new study of sex and power in Hollywood. The Basic Instinct screenwriter's latest book is proving too hot for UK publishers with Fourth Estate and another house turning it down because of libel fears. It is being considered by a third London publisher. The book, American Rhapsody, employs a controversial device described as "literary ventriloquism" in which real characters, including President Clinton and Warren Beatty deliver invented monologues laced with sex.