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The bar 2020: Divide and rule

4-Aug-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Jackson, legal aid cuts and pressure on fees have put the bar on course for a fractured future where commercial stars race ahead and others hit a dead end

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Panel punch-up: DWF and the panel-place High Court case

11-Jul-2014 | By Kate Beioley

What do you do when you fail to win a panel place for reasons you think are “inexplicable”? Sue?

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Funding fail: Argentum exits Association of Litigation Funders

30-Apr-2014 | By Kate Beioley

A storm is brewing in the litigation funding market as questions are raised over the source of Argentum’s financial capital. Now the funder has exited the Association of Litigation Funders. Reporter Kate Beioley investigates.

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Pressure points

14-Apr-2014 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Bar Barometer fails to define the diversity battleground

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Silks 2014: The QC stories

10-Mar-2014 | By Katy Dowell

Successful QC applicants are at a three-year high. Encouraging stuff for the next silk round?

Bar News

High Court

Specsavers triumphs in Asda trademark battle after switching from Eversheds to HGF Law

20-Oct-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Specsavers has triumphed in a five-year trademark battle which went all the way to the European Court of Justice, having switched from Eversheds and Blackstone Chambers’ silk Michael Bloch QC to HGF Law and 8 New Square’s James Mellor.

Supreme Court

Lord Neuberger picks five top cases ahead of Supreme Court anniversary

15-Oct-2014 | By Kate Beioley

A raft of chambers and firms, including the likes of Blackstone and Matrix Chambers and Farrer & Co and Nabarro, have emerged as advisers on Supreme Court president Lord Neuberger’s picks of the most significant cases to have been heard in the court.

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New competition regulator CMA creates three new cartel roles

9-Oct-2014 | By Kate Beioley

The newly-formed Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) is looking to hire a director of criminal enforcement as part of three new director roles aimed at beefing up its ability to crack down on cartels.

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Litigation News

Linklaters

Linklaters' disputes chief takes on global, ex comm and London roles

22-Oct-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Linklaters’ new global litigation Michael Bennett has decided not to appoint a new London disputes chief after opting for a more streamlined management group. 

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Dentons biggest winner as Ofgem E-Serve panel extended for two years

21-Oct-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Ofgem has extended its panel for another two years, giving Burges Salmon, Hogan Lovells, Nabarro and Pinsent Masons along with nine other firms a further term as its advisers. 

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Litigation Analysis

Gib crumbles

Marrache: A hard time on the Rock

13-Oct-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Gibraltar’s Marrache case has been staggeringly expensive and bitterly disruptive, embroiling government and financial authorities in the scandal. Will the jurisdiction emerge stronger as a result?

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Special report: Litigation and arbitration – Is London a victim of its own success?

6-Oct-2014

The advance of boutiques and the emergence of regional centres such as San José and Singapore are putting the capital’s primacy to the test

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Judgment Call

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Judgment call: 2 December

2-Dec-2013

Arbitration 

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Judgment call 11 November

11-Nov-2013

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 ...

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