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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.
Like Episode VII of sci-fi franchise Star Wars, the oligarch battles have returned. In this show, a heavyweight roster of lawyers replaces R2-D2, Jar Jar Binks, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Chewbacca and Jabba the Hutt, none of whom would have been particularly useful in planet Earth’s High Court.
Sadly this case is unlikely to feature Princess Leia in a space bikini, but it should underline how oligarch’s have made London’s courts their new home. Indeed, over the past five years London has firmly become the jurisdiction of choice for wealthy overseas litigants, creating a fresh batch of millionaires at the bar.
If you can’t wait to see the outcome of Episode VII, July is sure to be a bumper month for the courts with judges handing down decisions before dashing off on their August break, so check out our selection of the bust-ups to watch.