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
The Court of Appeal delivers a technical but not a moral victory on back-to-work schemes, says Kate Balmer
Decision in GSCE-marking judicial review puts the process, and its implications, under the spotlight
The case of VTB Capital Plc v Nutritek International Corp and others will be mentioned for years to come, says Fried Frank partner Justin Michaelson
Secret courts are totalitarian and would destroy our country’s moral standing in the world
Competition between barristers and solicitors is on the rise, and the friction is starting to show between the profession’s representative bodies.
The Royal Charter is an archaic and undemocratic device and its use is not matched to the purpose of creating an effective and independent press regulator, says Amber Melville-Brown
The MoJ’s implementation of the Jackson reforms has been chaotic and will result in a raft of satellite litigation, says LSLA president Francesca Kaye
A courtroom battle relating to Liverpool Football Club settled last week after the Court of Appeal (CoA) refused to vary an order for the claimants, former LFC owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett, to surrender in excess of £10m by way of security for costs.
Welcome to our first print edition of The Lawyer for 2013: and as always, we kick off the year with our pick of the top cases.
It’s here: this week we’re publishing a preview of our exclusive annual report on global litigation, where we reveal the top 50 firms in the world by revenue.
London mayor Boris Johnson has extended an invitation to oligarchs to litigate in London. Is that such a bad thing?
Commercial lawyers wait to see what shape the reported Saudi ‘arbitration centre’ in London will take
The recent decision by the court in the claim brought by Guardian Care Homes against Barclays (see story 30 October 2012), allowing the claimant to bring the manipulation of LIBOR into a case on hedge mis-selling, highlights the storm clouds that still gather around the banking sector and may indicate a lack of trust of banks in the Courts.
Last week Mr Justice Vos gave his latest directions in the second tranche of News of the World phone-hacking cases.
Claims for competition cases are expected to rocket next year with litigators reporting an renewed interest in follow-on damages claims from corporate clients.
Sports lawyers are in demand this summer with London hosting the Olympic Games. Yesterday’s High Court ruling in Leeds United FC v West Yorkshire Police over who should pick up the tab for policing matches is expected to keep the footballing lawyers busy this summer.
New figures released by the Ministry of Justice show recession-related litigation in the High Court has rocketed in the last 12 months.
No sooner do we glimpse the light at the end of the Leveson tunnel than another express train of public opinion comes rushing up on the rails to blot it out. Lord Justin Leveson and 39 Essex Street’s Robert Jay QC are due to wrap up the phone-hacking hearing later this month.
When Bonelli Erede Pappalardo partner Andrea Carlevaris becomes the secretary general of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Court of Arbitration in September, he will be the first Italian to take up the role.