Litigation News


In-house counsel as business partner: Managing reputational risk

27-Nov-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Different businesses come with their own unique challenges but one issue all general counsel deal with is how to manage the reputational risks associated with their business.

Richard East Sue Prevezer

Quinn Emanuel's East and Prevezer on being "bigger, better, faster, harder"

27-Nov-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Quinn Emanuel now ranks as the third largest litigation practice in the world in terms of revenue, according to The Lawyer’s Global Litigation Top 50, with disputes bringing in $1.088bn in 2014 – 98 per cent of its total turnover.


ICBC Standard Bank instructs HSF on UK's first ever DPA with SFO

26-Nov-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

ICBC Standard Bank has instructed Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) on plans to enter into the first-ever UK deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) with the Serious Fraud Office (SFO).

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Litigation Analysis


LMI analysis – Company in the spotlight: Wm Morrison


Morrisons is the fourth-largest supermarket chain in the UK and is a wholly domestic-focused retailer, although the company has a number of subsidiaries outside the UK as part of its supply chain.  Its brand emphasis on fresh food has seen Morrisons make considerable investment in its supply chain; it runs its own manufacturing and production facilities, makes more than half the fresh food it sells in store and online, and operates seven regional distribution ...


Special report: Offshore cases: Q3 2015


A Chinese battle concerning its African operations and some big insolvencies have been keeping lawyers busy. Meanwhile, the Tchenguiz row rumbles on.


E-discovery special report: In darker waters


With the Safe Harbour framework crumbling and ‘shadow IT’ the new normal, the world of e-discovery and data risk is changing rapidly

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Litigation Opinion

Richard Vary

The battle of the chancellors


Why our procedural rules need to change with our economic policy


The uncertain boundaries of legal professional privilege


Lawyers are not protected by privilege when giving informal advice

Andrew Smith

The Lord Janner U-turn: what is the public interest in a trial of the act?


This week’s U-turn concerning the decision to prosecute Lord Janner for alleged child sex offences has thrown a spotlight onto a procedure in English criminal law called the “trial of the act”.

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