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.
Judgment is expected later this year in a High Court damages claim over alleged negligent advice by solicitors SJ Berwin to pension trustees the Law Debenture Trust. The claim was over a lease-back scheme for 13 freehold factories. Under the scheme Burlington International Group Pension Scheme sold factories to Burlington Pension Trust and then leased them back. Receivers were later called in and the pension fund is said to have been exposed as a result of the scheme. Berwins are accused of failing to advise on dangers inherent in the scheme. In the hearing before Mr Justice Harman, Terence Etherton QC and Andrew Simmonds, instructed by Slaughter and May, acted for the plaintiffs.