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

london

Serle Court appoints new CEO as Sawford exits after 12 years

2-Sep-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Serle Court Chambers’ chief executive Nicola Sawford has left the set after almost 12 years.

water

Angling Trust and WWF hook up to bring judicial review over water pollution

27-Aug-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Environmental charity WWF and the Angling Trust have turned to Matrix Chambers to bring a judicial review against the Government over its failure to protect English waterways from agricultural pollution.

london

London Boroughs' Legal Alliance looks to attract barristers with £25m retender

25-Aug-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

The London Boroughs’ Legal Alliance (LBLA) has announced it is retendering its barrister legal framework, which will be valued at between £20m and £25m over four years.

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Litigation News

City Gherkin

Jenner & Block picks up White & Case partner as first lateral in the UK

2-Sep-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Jenner & Block has hired White & Case partner Charlie Lightfoot as its first lateral hire in London after launching an office earlier this year.

Dubai

Ex-GFH Capital general counsel Haigh sentenced to two years in jail in Dubai

2-Sep-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Ex-Leeds United and GFH Capital general counsel David Haigh has been found guilty of embezzlement and breach of trust in Dubai and sentenced to two years’ imprisonment.

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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. 

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. 

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Litigation Analysis

index

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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