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.
Privacy. Sir Elton John and his lawyers Eversheds, won a landmark ruling from the Press Complaints Commission, agreeing that his privacy was invaded when newspapers published long-lens photographs of Posh Spice and David Beckham at Elton's home. The ruling opens the floodgates to complaints lodged on behalf of visitors by their hosts.
Censorship. The US Supreme Court has given the go-ahead for a lawsuit against film director Oliver Stone alleging that his film, Natural Born Killers, inspired a real life attempted murder. This could clear the way for legal actions which will curb cinematic freedom.
The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), whose staff were heaped with praise this week by The Sun newspaper. And what had the CPS heroes done? Convicted a rapist, put an embezzler behind bars, or even won a case? Er, no. They had scoffed a load of Walkers crisps, thereby collecting "Free Books for Schools" tokens, part of a massive promotional campaign being run by The Sun.