Clyde & Co drafted in by RBS shareholders for potential class action

16-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Clyde & Co partner Julian Connerty is advising a group of shareholders planning to sue the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) for allegedly forcing small companies out of business through its global restructuring group (GRG). 


Essex Court brings in senior advocate Banerji as set targets India

12-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Essex Court Chambers is taking on Gourab Banerji as an overseas associate in a sign of the bar’s increasing focus on the Indian market.


White & Case loses again to Enyo in second Ukrainian oligarch fight of 2014

11-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Enyo Law has triumphed over White & Case in the High Court after the judge ruled that a Russian senator could continue his $2bn US lawsuit against his former associates for the proceeds of BP-Rosneft oil deal.

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Serjeants Inn turns to rivals for management and clerking overhaul

10-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Serjeants’ Inn Chambers has overhauled its management team and added two clerks from Outer Temple Chambers and 1 Garden Court 

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Irwin Mitchell and HowardKennedyFsi replaced on Saudi Prince Supreme Court fight

9-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Both Irwin Mitchell and HowardKennedyFsi have been replaced on a Saudi Prince’s battle with a former shareholder which is headed for the Supeme Court next month.


Freshfields arbitration associate joins Doughty Street

3-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

A former Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer associate with strong links to the Three Crowns arbitration boutique founded by a team of ex-partners has joined Doughty Street.


South Square's Knowles and No 5's Dove join High Court Bench

2-Sep-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Robin Knowles QC of South Square Chambers and No5 Chambers’ deputy head Ian Dove QC have become the latest additions to the High Court bench.


Deloitte turns to Latham and Taylor Wessing for HP Autonomy row

28-Aug-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Deloitte has turned to Latham & Watkins and Taylor Wessing to advise it on potential claims arising from the explosive row between Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Autonomy in the months before the latter’s $11.1bn takeover.

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The bar 2020: Divide and rule

4-Aug-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Jackson, legal aid cuts and pressure on fees have put the bar on course for a fractured future where commercial stars race ahead and others hit a dead end


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?


Funding fail: Argentum exits Association of Litigation Funders

30-Apr-2014 | By Kate Beioley

A storm is brewing in the litigation funding market as questions are raised over the source of Argentum’s financial capital. Now the funder has exited the Association of Litigation Funders. Reporter Kate Beioley investigates.

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Revealed: Pinsents faces three sets of unfair dismissal claims from former lawyers

17-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Pinsent Masons is fielding three employment tribunal claims from an employment partner, senior associate and associate stemming from its employment practice restructuring last year. 

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Baker & McKenzie and Yahoo!: corruption accusation filed by Mexico companies has 'no merit'

17-Sep-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

The accusations of corruption launched at Baker & McKenzie and its client Yahoo! in Mexico this week are unfounded, according to a statement from the US firm which plans to challenge the filing.

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Litigation funding peer panel: Beyond acceptance

15-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Third-party funding is gaining credibility and more firms are willing to get in on the provider act, developing the market further

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Special Report: Environment – Air pressure

1-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

A fight to take the UK to task for breaching air pollution limits has reached Europe’s highest court, but such action could be harder to achieve in future

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Judgment call: 2 December



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