Judgment call: 2 December




Judgment call 11 November


Administration of justice PNM v (1) Times Newspapers Ltd; (2) Andrew Norfolk; (3) Newsquest (Oxfordshire and Wiltshire); (4) Ben Wilkinson Ltd 2013 WL 5338213 QBD Tugendhat J. 22 October 2013 In cases of alleged sexual abuse, a newspaper seeking to report a trial and the wider issues emerging from it could rely on the principle that reporting might encourage more witnesses to come forward without having any evidence ...

DB Schenker

Judgment call: 14 October


DB Schenker  Arbitration

Richard III

Judgment Call 16 September


Administrative law

Judgment call: 22 July


Aviation (1)British Airways plc (2) International Consolidated Airlines Group SA v (1) Sindicato Espanol de Pilotos de Lineas Aereas; (2) The International Federation of Airline Pilots Association. 2013 WL 2976153. QBD (Comm). Field J. 20 June 2013

Litigation News

High Court

Billionaire oligarch switches from Sidley to HSF for mammoth hotel battle

21-Jul-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Naomi Campbell’s oligarch ex Vladislav Doronin has dropped Sidley Austin for Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) for the latest round of his High Court battle with his business partners.

UK Supreme Court

Hogan Lovells triumph in Supreme Court in landmark bribe-duty ruling

17-Jul-2014 | By Kate Beioley

The Supreme Court has boosted the potential for investors to recover money taken in bribes and secret payments from insolvent agents who breached their client duties in a ruling handed down yesterday (16 July).

High Court

SFO turns to Blackstone's Saini QC for £300m Tchenguiz battle

17-Jul-2014 | By Kate Beioley

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has switched lead counsel in one of its biggest ever cases, instructing Blackstone Chambers’ Pushpinder Saini QC in place of Serle Court’s Dominic Dowley to lead the defence of a £300m claim from the Tchenguiz brothers.

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Litigation Opinion

Nigel Knowles

Resolving the fracking rift is within our reach


If shale gas can cut the UK’s energy dependence, we must jump hurdles to do it.

Mark Handley

From Kick-off to Kick-back: the latest Bribery Act prosecutions


Bribery Act prosecutions are growing in number

Ben Douglas-Jones

Contempt is not a crime


A Supreme Court has for the first time spelt out the difference between civil and criminal contempt in English and Welsh law

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Litigation Analysis


Offshore: Deals and cases Q2 2014


The latest offshore deals comprise a few firsts, including a groundbreaking hybrid mutual in Bermuda and the largest ever catastrophe bond issuance


Panel punch-up: DWF and the panel-place High Court case

11-Jul-2014 | By Kate Beioley

What do you do when you fail to win a panel place for reasons you think are “inexplicable”? Sue?


ATE peer panel: After-effect


Despite rule changes, after-the-event insurance is still core to funding litigation cases, while damages-based agreements are largely ignored

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