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
What do you do when you fail to win a panel place for reasons you think are “inexplicable”? Sue?
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.
Bar Barometer fails to define the diversity battleground
Successful QC applicants are at a three-year high. Encouraging stuff for the next silk round?
Doughty Street has lost another public law silk with the exit of Paul Bowen QC to Brick Court, just months after a five-barrister team left Doughty Street for Monckton Chambers.
Ex-Times lawyer Brett cleared of knowingly misleading the court but found to have acted 'recklessly'
The High Court has cleared Times lawyer Alastair Brett of “knowingly” misleading the court but found he had acted “recklessly” in revealing the identity of the ‘NightJack’ blogger when head of legal for the Times.
Clyde & Co partner Julian Connerty is advising a group of shareholders planning to sue the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) for allegedly forcing small companies out of business through its global restructuring group (GRG).
The much anticipated tie-up between Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld and Bingham McCutcheon’s London office closes only one chapter of speculation over the fate of the US firm.
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan has permanently rolled out its scheme offering associates $2,000 to work anywhere in the world for a week.
Third-party funding is gaining credibility and more firms are willing to get in on the provider act, developing the market further
A fight to take the UK to task for breaching air pollution limits has reached Europe’s highest court, but such action could be harder to achieve in future
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 ...