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.
Stephenson Harwood has vindicated Westminster City Council over its settlement with Dame Shirley Porter three years ago. Porter had racked up costs of £44m for her role in the homes for votes scandal, but the council dropped the surcharges to bring the settlement to £12.3m in 2004. A district auditor report published last week said that the council had acted reasonably and recommended that the matter should be brought to a close. The auditor has determined that the belief that the council had been "deficient" in its pursuit of Dame Shirley Porter was "misguided and simply wrong".