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.
Wife of Keith Vaz wins second libel action against the newspaper
Maria Fernandes, solicitor and wife of Labour politician Keith Vaz, has today (22 January 2003) won her second libel action against the Mail on Sunday. The newspaper alleged in June 2001 that Fernandes, principal of Fernandes Vaz solicitors, had used her contacts with senior immigration officials to bypass the procedures for the regulation of British passport applications to enable a Venezuelan client facing a criminal prosecution for fraud to obtain a passport. The Mail on Sunday has agreed to pay Fernandes costs and substantial damages yet to be assessed.