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.

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?

Bar News

Barristers strike

Criminal Bar Association launches new ballot on strike action

1-Jul-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

The Criminal Bar Association (CBA) has launched a two-week ballot of its members on whether to launch direct action following news it would not strike alongside legal aid lawyers this week, despite widespread membership support.

Barristers strike

CBA to pull out of tomorrow's legal aid strike despite members' support

30-Jun-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

The Criminal Bar Association (CBA) will not strike in protest at legal aid cuts on Wednesday (1 July), despite its members balloting 96 per cent in favour of direct action before the general election.

corut

Serle Court QC instructed to bring group claim for Quindell shareholders

26-Jun-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Litigation firm Your Legal Friend (YLF) has instructed Serle Court’s Philip Marshall QC on its potential group action against Quindell on behalf of shareholders.

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Litigation News

allen & overy

Allen & Overy posts sixth year of growth with 4 per cent revenue increase to £1.28bn in 2014/15

2-Jul-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Allen & Overy (A&O) has achieved a sixth consecutive year of growth in 2014/15, increasing its global turnover by 4 per cent from £1.23bn to £1.28bn, while average profit per equity partner (PEP) grew by 8 per cent to £1.21m.

Reykjavik Iceland

Travers wins Icelandic challenge for client Kaupthing in £2.2bn Tchenguiz claim

2-Jul-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Defunct Icelandic bank Kaupthing has won its jurisdictional challenge to the High Court to have Vincent Tchenguiz’ £2.2bn claim against it heard in Iceland.

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Bar Analysis

Lawyer Awards The Shortlist Cover

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

Exceptional circumstances - professional indemnity insurance

How professional indemnity shapes up in exceptional circumstances

22-Jun-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

PI insurance does not cover parties for all eventualities.

Ben Knowles, co-chair of Clydes’ global arbitration group

Worldly wisdom: Clyde & Co roundtable on global dispute resolution

1-Jun-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

International disputes resolution is growing and it is increasingly important that general counsel, especially in sectors that are not traditionally litigious, learn the various risks of and solutions for handling cross-border disputes.

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