Eleni Polycarpou

Court fee hike will drive increase in arbitration

20-Mar-2015

Higher fees are likely to drive litigants away from the court and into alternative means of resolving disputes.

Ben Douglas-Jones

Conspiring to redefine conspiracy to defraud

20-Nov-2014

Company directors who design and pursue a lawful transaction designed to remove from the company hefty future obligations do not conspire to defraud those who might be financially affected by their doing so.

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Can barristers sing? A soprano's verdict

3-Oct-2014

Soprano Sarah Gabriel will be singing with the Bar Choral Society in November. She decided to check them out in advance…

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Switching sides - from the bar to a law firm

21-Aug-2014

Making the move from the bar to a law firm can be a culture shock.

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A distinctive future for the bar

4-Aug-2014

The bar is changing, but is it moving quickly enough?

Bar News

Justice

Judicial appointments: 11KBW and 7KBW silks replace Eder and MacDuff in High Court

29-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

11KBW’s Tim Kerr QC has been elevated to the High Court bench to replace Mr Justice Eder, who took early retirement to return to private practice in April.

Scotland

Blackstone Lockerbie QC appointed Advocate General for Scotland

29-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Blackstone Chambers’ silk Richard Keen QC has been appointed advocate general for Scotland by Prime Minister David Cameron in a continuation of his cabinet reshuffle.

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KWM litigation veteran departs for 39 Essex in Singapore

20-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) litigation partner David Bateson has joined 39 Essex Chambers as an arbitrator in its Singapore office after more than 20 years at the firm.

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Litigation News

Justice

Judicial appointments: 11KBW and 7KBW silks replace Eder and MacDuff in High Court

29-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

11KBW’s Tim Kerr QC has been elevated to the High Court bench to replace Mr Justice Eder, who took early retirement to return to private practice in April.

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McGuireWoods and Scott & Scott to take on Tesco in multibillion pound shareholder claim

28-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

US firm Scott & Scott has officially partnered with McGuire Woods in the UK and instructed Serle Court’s Philip Marshall QC to take on Tesco in a group action on behalf of the supermarket giant’s shareholders.

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Bar Analysis

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The Lawyer Awards 2015: the shortlist revealed

5-May-2015

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. 

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The Hot 100 2015: The bar

26-Jan-2015

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. 

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Litigation Analysis

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ATE insurance roundtable: the group litigators are gathering

29-May-2015

Demand for ATE cover shows no sign of dwindling as clients continue to use it as a way to spread costs risk, while some experts predict a rise from group litigators

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How firms are getting to grips with the surge in global arbitration

5-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

How law firms can adapt to the expanding international arbitration market.

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