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.
Sir Louis Blom-Cooper QC has joined the team planning to launch the first ever legal battle to return the Elgin Marbles to Greece. Blom-Cooper of Doughty Street Chambers was informally retained by UK lawyer David Charity at a meeting to set up the Parthenon Marbles Trust. Charity said: "The trust deed was signed. We're now entitled to receive donations. We exist as a charitable trust." Charity will make a trip to Greece as soon as possible to speak to the government. Without government in-volvement, Charity said the claim would be brought by a representative citizen of Greece. An Anglo-Greek consortium led by Greek businessman George Lemos is backing Charity's investigation into a legal claim (The Lawyer, 11 February). Also involved in the team are Stewart Boyd QC of Essex Court and Dominic Dowley of Serle Court.