Profit of 100 largest law firms in London has increased by 8% to 5.4 billion pounds in the last year is largely due to the love of the Russian oligarchs to British justice, writes The Guardian.
The lawyers are also very well paid. Research by Legal Business shows that on average magic circle firm Slaughter & May's 723 lawyers bill clients for £620,000 in fees every year.
McAteer said seven or eight of London's big law firms paid their partners more than £1m each last year. "There are partners paid a lot more than that with individual deals and bonuses, but you won't be able to work out how much," he added. "It's accounting so whether [what law firm's publish in their accounts] is a true reflection is a question."http://www.guardian.co.uk/law/2012/sep/04/london-abramovich-v-berezovsky-court-case
Надо запретить на ..уй подавать в западные суды резидентам РФ в случаях, если предметом спора являются российские активы (даже в случае владения ими через цепочку компаний или трастов). Или, лучше, ввести спецпошлину - 10% от суммы иска.