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.
Last week, textiles company Designers Guild and its law firm Blackburn-based Taylors finally had a conditional fee arrangement (CFA) upheld in the House of Lords. The Clerk of Parliaments - the Lords' equivalent of a costs judge - ruled in February 2002 that Designers Guild, which had won a copyright infringement case in the Lords, could not recoup costs because the CFA was invalid. This is because, at that point, the House of Lords had not introduced procedures to handle it. First revealed on www. thelawyer.com/lawyernews on 11 March