The effects of recent changes to civil litigation are only just beginning to be felt, but barristers in the regions have several reasons to be cheerful
The bar is changing, with new rules and requirements forcing sets to move into the 21st century
Legal aid changes could have a serious impact on junior barristers
Prediction: The bar’s collegiality compared to law firms is changing.
Average marks for long-awaited legal education review; little change predicted by leading players
A King & Spalding solicitor-advocate has transferred to the bar, joining Serle Court Chambers after 15 years working for international firms.
Lawyers are regularly underestimating litigation costs by as much as 100 per cent, putting their corporate clients at risk of breaching England’s recently implemented civil justice rules.
Bar leaders have been carpeted for applying unfair influence on regulators over changes to professional rules and for spying on independent private meetings.
Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has confirmed the appointment of global head of disputes Sonya Leydecker and former legacy Freehills managing partner Mark Rigotti as joint chief executive officers.
Herts and Bedfordshire firm HilliersHRW has gone into administration after the firm was unable to pay for professional indemnity insurance (PII) cover.
Litigation is an engine room of firms’ earnings but many clients, keen to keep a grip on the purse-strings, are forcing a reworking of fee arrangements
The hourly rate is fast becoming an anachronism and firms must heed client warnings and foster more flexible solutions, say general counsel
Administration of justice PNM v (1) Times Newspapers Ltd; (2) Andrew Norfolk; (3) Newsquest (Oxfordshire and Wiltshire); (4) Ben Wilkinson Ltd 2013 WL 5338213 QBD Tugendhat J. 22 October 2013 In cases of alleged sexual abuse, a newspaper seeking to report a trial and the wider issues emerging from it could rely on the principle that reporting might encourage more witnesses to come forward without having any evidence ...