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.
Watford Football Club has ditched Eversheds for Mishcon de Reya to fight the £2m claim brought by its former coach Gianluca Vialli. The case has been passed to Mishcons respected employment and media lawyer James Libson, who successfully defended Penguin against historian David Irvings defamation claims. Libson and Mishcons senior assistant Daniel Naftalin, who is the recommended adviser for employees made redundant by the Football Association, have accepted liability in relation to Viallis claim of unfair dismissal. A trial, the date of which is due to be fixed in the next few months, will determine Watfords quantum liability and the clubs counterclaim. Eversheds employment partner Paul Fontes was instructed for around six months before the case was passed to Mishcons. It is understood the reason for the transfer stemmed from concerns over Eversheds strategy and the amount Watford was paying the firm. It is understood that the club traditionally used Eversheds for its employment work. Eversheds declined to comment.