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.

Charles Kuhn hickman rose

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

Lloyd's of London

US insurance giant Foran Glennon to launch in London through Locke Lord hires

1-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

US firm Foran Glennon Palandech Ponzi & Rudloff is planning to launch a London office through the hire of two Locke Lord lawyers, partner Gavin Coull and consultant Damian Cleary.

Dubai

Ex Leeds Utd chief launches proceedings against Gibson Dunn partner Gray for "exploitation and blackmail"

1-Apr-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Former Leeds United managing director David Haigh has instructed Stephenson Harwood to bring a case against his former employers and Gibson Dunn & Crutcher partner Peter Gray, alleging they engaged in human trafficking to lure him to Dubai, where he is now in prison.

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Quinn Emanuel and Niederer Kraft & Frey seal first US settlement for Swiss bank BSI

31-Mar-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan and Swiss firm Niederer Kraft & Frey have advised BSI, the first Swiss bank to reach a deal with the US Department of Justice (DoJ) over allegations of helping clients evade tax.

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Litigation Analysis

Lloyd's of London

US insurance giant Foran Glennon to launch in London through Locke Lord hires

1-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

US firm Foran Glennon Palandech Ponzi & Rudloff is planning to launch a London office through the hire of two Locke Lord lawyers, partner Gavin Coull and consultant Damian Cleary.

Dubai

Ex Leeds Utd chief launches proceedings against Gibson Dunn partner Gray for "exploitation and blackmail"

1-Apr-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Former Leeds United managing director David Haigh has instructed Stephenson Harwood to bring a case against his former employers and Gibson Dunn & Crutcher partner Peter Gray, alleging they engaged in human trafficking to lure him to Dubai, where he is now in prison.

swiss flag

Quinn Emanuel and Niederer Kraft & Frey seal first US settlement for Swiss bank BSI

31-Mar-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan and Swiss firm Niederer Kraft & Frey have advised BSI, the first Swiss bank to reach a deal with the US Department of Justice (DoJ) over allegations of helping clients evade tax.

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Dinah Rose QC

Blackstone's Dinah Rose QC secures Supreme Court victory in Prince Charles letters case

26-Mar-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Blackstone Chambers’ Dinah Rose QC and the Guardian have successfully defended a Government appeal to the Supreme Court over the disclosure of secret letters written by Prince Charles to ministers.

Aeroplane

BLP and Landmark pick up instructions on runway battle between Gatwick and Heathrow

24-Mar-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) and Landmark Chambers have won roles on the ongoing battle between Gatwick and Heathrow Airports over additional runway capacity for the south-east of England.

David Pannick

Lord Pannick backs Labour Party judicial review reforms repeal pledge

23-Mar-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Crossbench peer and Blackstone Chambers’ silk Lord Pannick has welcomed the Labour Party’s pledge to undo the Coalition’s changes to judicial review, which he said would “weaken” an essential means of holding government and public bodies to account.