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.
The legality of the UK's animal quarantine laws are being probed by the High Court. Judgment has been reserved in a case in which the laws have been challenged as breaching EU provisions aimed at allowing people from EU states to travel freely with their belongings. Mr Justice Owen is being asked to rule that the refusal to allow a Swedish businessman to bring his cat into the UK is unlawful. Nick Brown, Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAFF), has already accepted that the quarantine rules cannot remain and they are scheduled to be phased out in April 2001 when a vaccination passport system will be introduced. However, it was argued in the High Court that the Government is dragging its feet in introducing the new system.