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The uncertain boundaries of legal professional privilege

14-Jul-2015

Lawyers are not protected by privilege when giving informal advice

Andrew Smith

The Lord Janner U-turn: what is the public interest in a trial of the act?

3-Jul-2015

This week’s U-turn concerning the decision to prosecute Lord Janner for alleged child sex offences has thrown a spotlight onto a procedure in English criminal law called the “trial of the act”.

DAgostinoindex

Good lawyers relish the challenge of change

22-Jun-2015

It’s not true that the legal industry is behind the times – in fact, innovation has always been a big part of what makes law such a satisfying profession.

walkerindex

The fight for London’s litigation world title

1-Jun-2015 | By Deirdre Walker

Lawyers must champion IT and infrastructure innovation to maintain the capital’s status as the pre-eminent disputes resolution centre.

Scales of justice

Dodd Frank comes to Hounslow

19-May-2015

Hounslow trader Navinder Singh Sarao faces almost certain extradition to the US for price manipulation

Cat Griffiths index

Feeling the long arm of the regulators

8-Dec-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

We finish 2014 with our analysis of the global litigation and investigations market – the Global Litigation Top 50.

Robert Kay

Has Excalibur put the sword to third-party funding?

10-Nov-2014

Last month’s Excalibur ruling could have far-reaching implications for third-party funders.

jo index

Rock opera set up for dramatic finale

13-Oct-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Despite the best efforts of the legal and wider business community, the term ‘offshore’ generally still has pretty negative connotations among the general public.

David Corker

When juries are right and judges are wrong

7-Oct-2014

A recent case highlights why juries in fraud cases are anything but an anachronism.

amber melville-brown withers

The legalities of online trolling

7-Oct-2014

The troll of Norse mythology is a creature dangerous to humans.

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.

RBS 650

Fladgate replaced by Signature Litigation in third lawyer swap on £4bn RBS shareholder row

3-Aug-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Fladgate has been replaced by Signature Litigation on the £4bn battle between the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and its shareholders.

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Litigation Analysis

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.

RBS 650

Fladgate replaced by Signature Litigation in third lawyer swap on £4bn RBS shareholder row

3-Aug-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Fladgate has been replaced by Signature Litigation on the £4bn battle between the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and its shareholders.

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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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