The named partner of Italian firm Giambrone Law, Gabriele Giambrone, is fighting the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) over the decision to remove him from the SRA’s register of European lawyers.
Mark & Spencer (M&S) has lost a long-running trademark battle with Interflora after the High Court ruled that the retailer had infringed Interflora’s tradmark.
Travers Smith has lost a discrimination case brought against it by a former trainee who claimed she was not given a permanent job because of her pregnancy.
The Court of Appeal (CoA) has thrown out an appeal by two Saudi princes who wanted a case against them be heard behind closed doors.
Blackstone Chambers’ James Eadie QC has defeated a judicial review bid by lobbying group UK Uncut over HM Revenue & Customs’ multi-million pound “sweetheart” deal with Goldman Sachs.
New rules governing international arbitration have lawyers hotly debating how much regulation is required
Copyright lawyers want legislation reformed and simplified to create a level playing field for movie distribution channels
Forensic accounting is now big business and a major part of litigation. Could this lead to merged legal and accountancy firms?
Just 84 QCs were made up this year. It’s an expensive game, so we ask some of the chosen few why it’s worth it
Bar News and Analysis
The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has requested that Westminster School change the name of its mini-pupillage auction to work experience amid controversy over the sale of a work placement.
The number of junior barristers and pupils joining from 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square has lead 39 Essex Street to suspend recruitment of pupils for the 2014-15 pupillage year.
39 Essex Street’s Robert Jay QC, the counsel to the Leveson Inquiry, has been appointed to the High Court in the latest round of judicial appointments.
Blackstone Chambers stalwart Thomas Beazley QC is to leave the bar to take up partnership with top level litigation boutique Hage Aaronson.
Scotland’s Faculty of Advocates has launched a dispute resolution service to provide advice on arbitration, mediation and adjudication.
With Legal Aid being cut beyond recognition, Zoe Saunders takes a look at what potentially lies ahead with the rise of litigants in person
Justice minister Chis Grayling has hinted that foreign litigants will have to pay more to use UK courts than domestic litigants, but Jeremy Winter isn’t sure this is a good idea
The relaunch of the IP Office mediation service should be welcomed by IP rich industries.
Case management is being reviewed by the Chancery division after it decided to abandon costs control measures proposed by Lord Justice Jackson.
Expectant barristers have learned whether their silk applications have been successful, with 84 making the grade.
Fountain Court’s Derrick Dale QC talks about his first two years as silk.
Monckton Chambers’ Tim Ward QC talks about his first two years as a silk.
11KBW’s Sean Jones QC talks about his first year as a silk ahead of this year’s silks announcement.
As the Vicky Pryce retrial gets under way, Gareth Weetman says that juries invariably reach sensible, logical verdicts in trials
A high-stakes case that could damage relations between the UK and Saudi Arabia has brought the issue of closed courts back into the spotlight
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