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.
UK v Europe. The UK government has been ordered to allow consenting groups of gay men to engage in sex privately in another landmark ruling from seven judges at the Strasbourg court.
The government was forced to pay £20,929 in compensation to a gay man who was charged with the offence. The judges ruled that the UK Government had breached the 52-year-old unidentified individual's 'right to privacy' under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.
These groups concerned about the 'moral and social fabric of society' are likely to express horror at the decision and heterosexuals and lesbians wanting to engage in similar activities will have to bring a separate action to secure the same judgment.