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.
Recent coverage of the Director General of Fair Trading's decision to refer Scottish solicitors' property centres to the Monopolies and Mergers Commission indicated that the Restrictive Practices Court had 'cleared' the centres.
This is not the case. The court did not consider whether the restrictions in the agreements concerning the Aberdeen and Edinburgh centres were anti-competitive. The judge ruled the agreements were not registerable under the Restrictive Trade Practices Act, and indicated that the provisions of the Fair Trading Act would not apply.