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.
Claimant: Dennis Spanswick, 6Incident: Pedestrian struck by passing car while crossing road
Injuries: Speech badly affected, blind in right eye, badly reduced mobility; claimant was postman said to have been well-known prior to the accident for his "prodigious memory" and knowledge of streets of Bath where he worked; said by counsel to have been turned into a "partial wreck"
Award: £400,000 (agreed damages) based on 80 per cent liability on part of defendant
Lawrance v South East London Health Authority sued as West
Lambeth Health Authority - QBD, 23 February 1996
Claimant: Heather Lawrance, 46, widow of Richard Lawrance, suing on behalf of herself and their son and daughter, aged 13 and 10
Incident: Dead man, who was 44 at time of death and a maintenance operative for the Church Commissioners, collapsed and was taken to St Thomas's Hospital, London, suffering from fractured skull and meningitis; claimed that negligence on part of hospital resulted in death
Award: £184,104 (agreed damages); Mrs Lawrance to receive £154,104 and balance to be invested for children