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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.

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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.

Litigation News

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Orrick joins handful of international firms with Geneva office

2-Jun-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe has become one of only a few international firms to open in Geneva with the hire of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld partner Vanessa Liborio Garrido de Sousa.

Barclays

Exclusive: Baker & McKenzie picks up Barclays instruction on UK forex fine aftermath

2-Jun-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Baker & McKenzie has picked up a rare instruction from long-standing Clifford Chance client Barclays on upcoming foreign exchange (forex) manipulation matters in the UK.

London

Mishcon strengthens disputes group with Enyo Law hire

1-Jun-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Mishcon de Reya has hired Enyo Law disputes partner Annabel Thomas, five years after she moved to the litigation boutique as part of an 11-strong team departing Addleshaw Goddard.

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Litigation Analysis

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Orrick joins handful of international firms with Geneva office

2-Jun-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe has become one of only a few international firms to open in Geneva with the hire of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld partner Vanessa Liborio Garrido de Sousa.

Barclays

Exclusive: Baker & McKenzie picks up Barclays instruction on UK forex fine aftermath

2-Jun-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Baker & McKenzie has picked up a rare instruction from long-standing Clifford Chance client Barclays on upcoming foreign exchange (forex) manipulation matters in the UK.

London

Mishcon strengthens disputes group with Enyo Law hire

1-Jun-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Mishcon de Reya has hired Enyo Law disputes partner Annabel Thomas, five years after she moved to the litigation boutique as part of an 11-strong team departing Addleshaw Goddard.

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railway

Exclusive: Eversheds instructed top silks to drop 'nuclear option' on rail unions over bank holiday strike

1-Jun-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Eversheds instructed leading silks to drop a ‘nuclear option’ on rail trade unions RMT and TSSA if last week’s strike had gone ahead, it has emerged.

Leeds

West Yorkshire councils launch £12m barrister panel review

1-Jun-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

West Yorkshire councils’ legal services framework Wylaw is to set up a panel of barristers expected to cost between £5m-£12m over four years.

Justice

Judicial appointments: 11KBW and 7KBW silks replace Eder and MacDuff in High Court

29-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

11KBW’s Tim Kerr QC has been elevated to the High Court bench to replace Mr Justice Eder, who took early retirement to return to private practice in April.