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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.

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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

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Hamburg Bird & Bird lawyer under fire for alleged involvement in €137m embezzlement charge

17-Dec-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

A Hamburg-based Bird & Bird lawyer, and a former partner from the same office, have been drawn into a corruption trial involving one of their clients.

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Bird & Bird faces £2m professional negligence case over Elisabeth Murdoch home

15-Dec-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Bird & Bird is facing a £2m negligence claim from British Virgin Islands (BVI) company Orientfield Holdings in relation to Orientfield’s aborted purchase of a £25m property recently bought by Elisabeth Murdoch.

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Sidley makes up 32 in promotions round with two in London

11-Dec-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Sidley Austin has made up two lawyers to its London office in its boosted 2014 promotions round, which saw 32 lawyers added to its ranks including four in Europe. 

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Litigation Analysis

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Hamburg Bird & Bird lawyer under fire for alleged involvement in €137m embezzlement charge

17-Dec-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

A Hamburg-based Bird & Bird lawyer, and a former partner from the same office, have been drawn into a corruption trial involving one of their clients.

Court

Bird & Bird faces £2m professional negligence case over Elisabeth Murdoch home

15-Dec-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Bird & Bird is facing a £2m negligence claim from British Virgin Islands (BVI) company Orientfield Holdings in relation to Orientfield’s aborted purchase of a £25m property recently bought by Elisabeth Murdoch.

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Sidley makes up 32 in promotions round with two in London

11-Dec-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Sidley Austin has made up two lawyers to its London office in its boosted 2014 promotions round, which saw 32 lawyers added to its ranks including four in Europe. 

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Singapore

20 Essex Street takes Cavenagh Law practice manager for latest new BD role

15-Dec-2014 | By Kate Beioley

20 Essex Street has added another new role to its business development roster, taking Cavenagh Law practice manager Rachel Foxton to be the newly-created head of practice support focusing on growing the set’s business in Asia.

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Stories of the year: February

9-Dec-2014 | By Joanne Harris

February’s stories of the year saw boutique launches, the annual silk appointments, yet more consolidation and an unconventional flexible working scheme from US litigation powerhouse Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan.

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Barrister disbarred for lying to client and acting without qualifications

5-Dec-2014 | By Kate Beioley

A barrister has been disbarred by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) for dishonesty after lying to a client about submitting a visa application to the UK Border Agency (UKBA) and acting as a public access barrister without the required qualifications.