Bird & Bird was hit by a new professional negligence claim this week to the tune of €130m, in the latest development in a corruption trial against one of the firm’s former clients.
It’s just one day until the fifth birthday of the Supreme Court and President Lord Neuberger has listed his five top cases.
An explosive row brought by a Saudi prince against a fellow shareholder is heading to the Supreme Court but Irwin Mitchell and HowardKennedyFsi’s work on the case is over.
Litigation is becoming a bigger and bigger beast in management terms, with document review, case management and cost budgeting all firmly in the limelight.
There was concern across the profession last year after two Stewarts Law lawyers were struck off following a private prosecution. It was a legal first
Two major rulings from the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal this morning will be enough to keep litigators talking for weeks.
Professional negligence is a worry for all firms. The thought of battling out a case at the Supreme Court would fill most firms with dread
The SFO is still nursing its scars after a bruising Dahdaleh trial last month, but the £18.5m price tag on its battle with the Tchenguiz brothers will only ...
Scottish & Southern Energy (SSE) has cut Herbert Smith Freehills from its defence roster in favour of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer as part of its first ever panel review.
Read all about it: Matrix Chambers’ Matthew Ryder QC has lost a dramatic case for Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald’s partner David Miranda, detained under the Terrorism Act last year.
Outer Temple might be feeling a little draughty this week after the defection of a four-strong barrister team to Serjeants’ Inn.
The Lawyer this week unveiled the Top 20 Cases to watch in 2014. It’s shaping up to be a bumper court year with spats involving, amongst others, RBS, Depfa Bank and MasterCard
Follett Stock’s 30 remaining staff were made redundant at midday on Monday (4 November) when the firm was liquidated at a High Court hearing.
After a considerable amount of work, the Government has finally introduced new rules for employment tribunals this week.
With his mop of blond hair, clownish features, booming voice and ability to draw a crowd, Boris Johnson makes an ideal circus master.
The process is underway to appoint three new justices to sit in the highest court in the land.
Opinion has been split on the merits of a HMRC crackdown on tax-dodging lawyers.
Competition lawyers are worth their weight in gold.
Claims for competition cases are expected to rocket next year with litigators reporting an renewed interest in follow-on damages claims from corporate clients.
If adversity precedes growth, as the saying goes, then the bar has embraced the challenges of the recession as well as any in the legal sector.
Herbert Smith has come in for some sharp criticism this week in the fall-out from the high-profile Barclay brothers versus Paddy McKillen case.
Birmingham has been a great place to be this week.
It’s a good job Pinsent Masons’ head of sport Trevor Watkins is not a Team GB athlete.
Competition lawyers from Addleshaw Goddard and Burges Salmon have fought out a score draw in the ‘Cardiff bus wars’ case.
Trademark lawyers at Marks & Clerk have succeeded in the latest round of the so-called Bud Wars litigation by fending off attempts by a US brewery to ban Czech rival Budejovický Budvar from using the Budweiser name.
Weil Gotshal & Manges has secured a partial victory in the battle between the Barclay brothers and Irish property tycoon Paddy McKillen over the Maybourne Hotel Group.
The UK Supreme Court has rejected a bid by Blackstone Chambers silk Dinah Rose QC to re-open the extradition hearing of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.
The Twitter bomb hoax case is to be heard by the most senior judge in the land after two High Court judges failed to reach agreement on the matter.
DLA Piper partner Jo Rickards will represent former News of the World (NoW) editor Andy Coulson in his bid to “vigorously contend” perjury charges relating to the Tommy Sheridan trial.
Clyde & Co plans to appeal an Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) decision that found the firm should face a claim from a former partner.
A Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) hearing is underway to decide whether Tesco must pay a £10m OFT fine for fixing the price of cheese.
Eversheds has begun its High Court battle with former client Newcastle International Airport, which accuses the firm of negligence.
The Government has launched a consultation on collective redress in competition cases, giving businesses three months to react to proposals that could introduce the UK’s first opt-out system.
High Street retailers will not escape VAT on imports into the UK from the Channel Islands, the High Court has ruled.
Offshore firm Appleby is continuing its investment in both litigation and the Far East by setting up a dispute resolution team in Hong Kong.
Employment lawyers have given a mixed response to an eagerly anticipated Court of Appeal (CoA) ruling on whether discrimination can be justified by saving costs.
Doughty Street Chambers’ Christopher Gibson QC has defected to rival set Outer Temple Chambers.
The Supreme Court has unanimously endorsed the use of the Reynolds defence, the right to claim a defence of public interest, in media cases.
Australian litigation boutique Lipman Karas is set to launch an office in London after taking a team of lawyers from Withers.
King & Spalding has boosted its London office with the hire of two litigation partners from Bird & Bird.
The agency appointed by the Government as the sole provider of court interpreters has been issued with a number of wasted costs orders after issues with its service led to some cases being adjourned.
The Scottish legal community has paid tribute to MacKinnon Advocates silk Paul McBride QC, who died suddenly on a business trip to Pakistan.
The parliamentary under-secretary of state for prisons and youth justice has admitted that the Government’s new court interpreter system is “unacceptable”.
The Supreme Court today brought to an end the long-running battle between lawyer Stephen Sugar and the BBC over whether it is obliged, under the Freedom of Information Act, to release an internal report on its coverage of Israeli/Palestinian relations (see blog). It is not.
The last ditch attempt by the FA Premier League to have the domestic court declare foreign decoders illegal has failed (see blog).
Defining exactly what a partner is has become increasingly difficult in recent years, particularly since LLP status gained acceptance among law firms.
Like Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky, News Group Newspapers, owner of the now defunct News of the World, has created a legal market all of its own.
The Rolls Building will later today host the parties in the ongoing phone-hacking cases for a pre-trial hearing.
The New Year has brought with it a new look for The Lawyer, with a keen focus on the litigation markets and the cases dominating the courts.