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.

Cat Griffiths index

A distinctive future for the bar

4-Aug-2014

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

Bar News

Court

Four High Court judges elevated to Court of Appeal

29-Jul-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

The judiciary has named four new Court of Appeal (CoA) judges, including two with less than 10 years’ experience on the bench.

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High Court orders Berezovsky trustees to pay £12.6m legal fee to Addleshaws

28-Jul-2015 | By Katy Dowell

The High Court has ordered the trustees of Boris Berezovsky’s estate to hand over more than £12m in unpaid legal fees to Addleshaw Goddard.

UK Supreme Court

Conditional fees do not contravene human rights, Supreme Court declares

22-Jul-2015 | By Katy Dowell

Lawyers have praised a Supreme Court ruling that legal fees are recoverable under the Access to Justice Act (1999) as a victory for common sense.

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Litigation News

Google

Olswang turns down multi-million pound Google group claim instruction

4-Aug-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Olswang has turned down an instruction on a multimillion-pound group claim against Google, despite representing the claimants in a similar test case against the technology giant.

Court

Cartwright King client Hayes convicted of Libor rigging

3-Aug-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Cartwright King client Tom Hayes has been found guilty in Southwark Crown Court of rigging global Libor interest rates.

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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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After the storm: professional indemnity

3-Aug-2015

Our panel of experts discuss demand for cross-border protection plans, the rise in case complexity and implications of the new SRA discussion paper.

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Call for back-up: firms disclose challenges of e-discovery

27-Jul-2015

Better vendor support is high on the wish list of our e-disclosure panellists, while predictive coding has yet to gain the trust of UK clients and lawyers

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