Clients are more willing to bring claims against professional service providers but the risk to defendants is not as dramatic as it might seem
The Excalibur fiasco has exposed the failings in third-party funding. Can the Association of Litigation Funders strike through the shambles?
(1) JP Morgan Chase Bank plc (2) JP Morgan Securities Ltd v (1) Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) Anstalt öffentlichen Rechts v Clifford Chance Partnerschaftsgesellschaft von Rechtsanwälten, Wirtschaftsprüfern, Steuerberatern und Solicitors When? January 2014, 40 days. Where? Commercial Court, Judge TBC
Famous names, record sums and superstar lawyers – it’s going to be a classic year. If 2013 was the year that credit crunch litigation broke through the surface, 2014 will take financial disputes to an all-new level.
What happened to 2013’s cases to watch?
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The pari passu clause and the Argentine case download subscription
The pari passu clause typically provides that the bond debt will rank pari passu with other debt or, in the case of sovereigns, other external debt.
Dentons has unveiled a mass restructure for its UKMEA LLP following its 2013 tripartite merger, bringing its list of practice and sector groups under five new divisional heads.
39 Essex Street’s Jenni Richards QC successfully persuaded the High Court that a widow has the right to save her dead husband’s frozen sperm so that she could have his children in the future.
Barrister Marcus Elliott makes some timely suggestions to the Ministry of Justice