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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.
Pressure group Liberty is launching a human rights litigation unit involving a panel of 150 barristers, including Cherie Booth QC, who have offered their services for free.
The unit and the panel will tackle human rights cases both domestically and in the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. Cases taken on by the panel will be at no cost to the client. The only payment the barristers receive will come from the Government when they win a case in Strasbourg. The unit will also provide help to solicitors who want to progress their cases to the European Court of Human Rights. Liberty director John Wadham said: "Liberty does not think, contrary to tabloid opinion, that the Human Rights Act has gone too far and taken us into a 'world gone mad'. The reason why we are doing this is because we think the courts have not gone far enough."