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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.

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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.

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The legalities of online trolling

7-Oct-2014

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

Barry Vitou rectangular

New fraud law proposals should be welcomed

2-Oct-2014

Proposals for a new offence of failure to prevent economic fraud will be a catalyst for a debate which has been a long time coming.

Cat Griffiths index

Freshfields scores a US touchdown

29-Sep-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

The self-belief of Freshfields managing partner and corporate head is remarkable.

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Is the Bernie Ecclestone ruling a formula for injustice?

19-Aug-2014

The reaction to Bernie Ecclestone’s German settlement ignored the mechanics of the law.

Guy Harvey

Analysing the Jackson effect - changed behaviours or increased frustration?

11-Aug-2014

We expected a bracing new regime post Jackson.

Nigel Knowles

Resolving the fracking rift is within our reach

5-May-2014

If shale gas can cut the UK’s energy dependence, we must jump hurdles to do it.

Litigation News

Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank legal costs fall by 80 per cent in Q4 2014 as cases linger

29-Jan-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Deutsche Bank’s litigation costs fell by over 80 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2014 compared to the same period in 2013, from €1.1bn to €207m (£155m), helping the bank to a surprise pretax profit.

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Clyde & Co and 7KBW succeed in £8.8m typo claim against Companies House

28-Jan-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

The High Court has found in favour of a Clyde & Co client who claimed that a typo in a Companies House document forced his business into administration.

virgin media

Virgin Media bats off ninth patent infringement claim from tech company Rovi

28-Jan-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Virgin Media’s in-house team has successfully fought off the latest in a string of nine patent infringement claims brought by US technology company Rovi, with the claim withdrawn before hitting the courts.

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Litigation Analysis

Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank legal costs fall by 80 per cent in Q4 2014 as cases linger

29-Jan-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Deutsche Bank’s litigation costs fell by over 80 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2014 compared to the same period in 2013, from €1.1bn to €207m (£155m), helping the bank to a surprise pretax profit.

corut

Clyde & Co and 7KBW succeed in £8.8m typo claim against Companies House

28-Jan-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

The High Court has found in favour of a Clyde & Co client who claimed that a typo in a Companies House document forced his business into administration.

virgin media

Virgin Media bats off ninth patent infringement claim from tech company Rovi

28-Jan-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Virgin Media’s in-house team has successfully fought off the latest in a string of nine patent infringement claims brought by US technology company Rovi, with the claim withdrawn before hitting the courts.

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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. 

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.

Law Society

Bindmans and Kingsley Napley lead as Law Soc challenges government over legal aid

15-Jan-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Bindmans and Kingsley Napley are advising the Law Society and the London Criminal Courts Solicitors Association (LCCSA) on their application for judicial review of the new tender process for criminal legal aid contracts, which is in court today (15 January).