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.
So what could possibly have prompted the normally so intractable Lord Hoffmann to plump for such a major volte-face in Kirin-Amgen v Transkaryotic Therapies? When every angle has been considered, perused and minutely mulled, there is only one possible explanation: he has been possessed by the undead soul of that master of the macabre Boris Karloff. Not content with having worked alongside luminaries such as Dick Tracy, Tarzan and Charlie Chan; unfulfilled by his successes in cases such as Dracula v The Wolf Man and by the eternal banishment to Hell of Frankenstein’s monster, Jack the Ripper, Mr Hyde, Fu Manchu and his Mummy, the little terror now plans to throw the legal profession into the illimitable darkness that is the ‘sea of interpretative uncertainty’. Mortals – and QCs – beware!