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This year, The Lawyer’s annual ranking of the largest UK law firms by turnover is available as an interactive, digital benchmarking tool. For the first time this will allow you to manipulate each data set against the metrics of your choice.
You can read more about that in this week’s litigation blog, but suffice to say that with two separate judges criticising the firm’s performance, rival lawyers are suggesting its litigation practice is suffering. The firm itself has hit back, saying it is “proud” of the way it has run the case.
The fallout from the Barclay brothers case has become almost as interesting as the original hotel ownership dispute, with Herbies’ client, Irish property investor McKillen, now considering an appeal.
It is believed to be a long shot, but if McKillen is successful, hostilities will be resumed.
In litigation this week:
Slaughter and May partners Nigel Boardman and Richard Swallow have advised Standard Chartered in its $340m US settlement