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 Lord Chief Justice and Mr Justice Potts have clashed over the case of the UK's only convicted Nazi war criminal. The two judges have given conflicting advice to Home Secretary Jack Straw about the future of Anthony Sawoniuk, who was given two life sentences in April after being convicted of murdering Jews in Nazi-occupied Belarus. Lord Chief Justice Bingham of Cornhill (left) has told Straw that he favours "some hope of eventual release" for Sawoniuk and that retribution "must be moderated". Trial judge Mr Justice Potts (right), however, has recommended Sawoniuk should spend the rest of his life in jail. An early release, he wrote, "would defeat the purpose of the War Crimes Act and the object of the trial".