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The Lawyer Awards 2015: the shortlist revealed


The judging for The Lawyer Awards 2015 in association with Travelers is complete – here is the shortlist. 

Scales of Justice

Litigation – A travesty of justice?

23-Mar-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Proponents of reforms to judicial review claim they will deter ‘frivolous’ cases but the legal profession is worried about the effect on access to justice. 


The Hot 100 2015: The bar


Laying the groundwork for an Ebola vaccine, throwing a lifeline to British manufacturing and holding Government to account for exceeded pollution limits – some of the inspirational stunts pulled off by this year’s A-listers. 


The top 20 cases of 2015: global disputes in the English courts

19-Jan-2015 | By Joanne Harris

This year’s case line-up has an international theme running through it, underlining the English High Court’s reputation as a global litigation centre.

bar RPB

UK 200 The bar: Flourishing in the Inns


The bar saw growth across the board but is rapidly segmenting into three distinct groupings

Bar News


Legal Harmony 2015: The Essex Court choir


The story behind the formation of the Essex Court Choir begins at a dinner for Gordon Pollock QC in February 2014, held to commemorate his 20 years’ service as head of chambers.


'Harry Potter' lawyer Lord Harley to face Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal

25-Sep-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

A lawyer criticised for appearing in court looking like “something out of Harry Potter” is to be hauled up in front of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) in November.

Grays Inn

4-5 Gray's Inn Square hits 800 per cent growth since 39 Essex exodus

25-Sep-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Public and commercial set 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square has grown by 800 per cent in three years since a mass exodus by members to 39 Essex threatened to close its doors.

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Litigation News


HSBC instructs Freshfields to defend million-pound Libor claim

9-Oct-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

HSBC has instructed Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer to defend a Libor manipulation claim brought by two former customers.

Supreme Court

Dewey criminal trial: executives cleared on falsifying records charges

8-Oct-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

The executives of defunct firm Dewey & LeBoeuf have been cleared of multiple criminal charges related to the largest collapse of a law firm in history.

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Litigation Analysis

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We can work it out: litigation special report

5-Oct-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Fear of social media-borne reputational damage, cost considerations and judicial pressure are all boosting the uptake of alternative dispute resolution.

James Jack Travellers

Darkness and light: professional indemnity insurance and cyber crime

21-Sep-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

The threat of cyber crime and big law firms’ increasingly global ambitions will shape PII in the next five years.

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