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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.
Lee O'Brien v Mirror Group Newspapers. O'Brien is suing the newspaper for £50,000 plus interest, claiming breach of contract. O'Brien was one of 1,472 who claimed the £50,000 top prize in 1995 for a scratchcard game. His barrister Jonathan Crystal told the court that the game was 'fixed' so that no one could win. Claimants had to call a premium rate phoneline, making a profit for MGN. When there was more than one winner, a decision was taken to declare cards, including O'Brien's, void. Christopher Carr QC for MGN said there had been an error over a game in The Mirror, when scratchcards from The People were also eligible. This had led to the 1,472 claims and the need for a draw. O'Brien argues the rules had not been made clear.