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.
It was a vintage year for patent disputes, with two House of Lords judgments and the titanic Cambridge Antibody Technology v Abbott Biotechnology rounding off proceedings.
A select bunch of intellectual property silks have dominated proceedings, but David Kitchin QC just gets the nod after winning the landmark Kirin-Amgen v TKT on behalf of TKT. In fact, he achieved the considerable feat of charming Lord Hoffman so much that he changed the law. While Geoffrey Vos QC of 3 Stone Buildings took the lead on CAT, it is no coincidence that Kitchin provided the technical expertise.
Kitchen’s eye for detail is legendary and he has shown an outstanding ability to deal with any type of technology that a case throws at him. An energetic presence, Kitchin should be confident that his best years are still in front of him.