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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.
Hobson Audley has lodged 153 claims valuing £1.5m in the Stratford employment tribunal on behalf of the Ex-ITV Digital Employees' Group - those dismissed from the company after it went into administration in March
The claim against ITV Digital (Services) Limited - the company in administration - for failure to properly consult the employees on their redundancies, was launched last Thursday. The total value of the claim is expected to increase to £2.5m as additional claims are anticipated. As the administrator, Deloitte & Touche will defend the claims, advised by Clifford Chance. If successful, the employees will then consider claims in the High Court against Carlton and Granada, whose main law firm is Slaughter and May. If the employees win the tribunal, they will look to ITV Digital's assets for enforcement. They will rank as preferential creditors, which could affect the money available to Clifford Chance and Deloitte & Touche for fees. Alternatively, the employees could apply to the Secretary of State for payment. The claim is expected to be heard within the next four to six months. Clifford Chance and Deloitte & Touche have already billed ITV Digital almost £2m between them (The Lawyer, 3 June).