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.

music

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…

Wigs

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.

Cat Griffiths index

A distinctive future for the bar

4-Aug-2014

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

Simon Myerson

Referral fees and why we should hate them

20-Feb-2014

Referral fees are banned. The Bar Council’s new code of conduct explicitly states that barristers must not “pay or receive referral fees”, and additionally “making or receiving payments in order to procure or reward the referral…may also breach public trust.”

Bar News

Court

Hogan Lovells secures Court of Appeal victory in 'Putin's banker' case

27-Feb-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Hogan Lovells and Erskine Chambers have secured a Court of Appeal (CoA) judgment requiring Russian tycoon Sergei Pugachev to disclose information about discretionary trusts established in New Zealand, setting a precedent in cases involving freezing orders.

Court

McGuireWoods criticised for 94-page Tchenguiz claim that "flouts the principles" of Commercial Court

23-Feb-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

McGuireWoods has been criticised for filing a 94-page claim for its client Vincent Tchenguiz that “flouts all the principles” of the Commercial Court Guide in a ruling by Mr Justice Leggatt.

Singapore

Fountain Court hires in Singapore ahead of London expansion to 39 Essex Street

18-Feb-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Fountain Court has appointed its first permanent member of staff for its Singapore office and unveiled plans to expand its presence in London. 

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Litigation News

Law Society

Law Society wins right to appeal against criminal legal aid ruling

27-Feb-2015 | By Joanne Harris

The Court of Appeal (CoA) has granted permission for the Law Society to challenge a recent High Court decision over Government reforms to the criminal legal aid regime.

Court

Hogan Lovells secures Court of Appeal victory in 'Putin's banker' case

27-Feb-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Hogan Lovells and Erskine Chambers have secured a Court of Appeal (CoA) judgment requiring Russian tycoon Sergei Pugachev to disclose information about discretionary trusts established in New Zealand, setting a precedent in cases involving freezing orders.

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Bar Analysis

reel

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. 

Asda

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

27-Oct-2014

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

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Litigation Analysis

Wendy Miles

Special report: Silk appointments 2015 – Why be a QC?

16-Feb-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

As 93 newly-appointed QCs celebrate this week, we talk to seven of the successful applicants to find out what has driven them to go for silk.

Excalibur

Special report: litigation funding – From alternative to mainstream

9-Feb-2015

Litigation funding continues to gain in popularity and the market is diversifying.

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