Supreme Court

Teacher Stern triumphs against Mishcon's Saudi prince in Supreme Court

26-Nov-2014 | By Kate Beioley

The Supreme Court has thrown out an appeal brought by a Saudi prince over a series of court sanctions in relation to his case against a former shareholder, handing a win to Teacher Stern just months after taking over the mandate from Howard Kennedy. 

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Bird & Bird and Dechert saddle up for Assos v ASOS trademark battle

26-Nov-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Bird & Bird is representing Assos, the Swiss company responsible for the first ever lycra cycling shorts, in a Court of Appeal (CoA) case against online retailer ASOS.

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Stewarts Law lines up against Freshfields for Tesco shareholder fight

25-Nov-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Stewarts Law are gearing up for a shareholder battle brought against Tesco following its first-half £250m profit overstatement in September this year. 

Barristers

20 Essex Street takes Holman Fenwick commercial director for new role

25-Nov-2014 | By Kate Beioley

20 Essex Street has hired Holman Fenwick Willan’s (HFW) commercial director James Huckle for a newly-created strategic development director post, marking a continued push towards business development at the bar.

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Littleton snares 3VB's Cooklin as director of clerking

17-Nov-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Littleton Chambers has hired 3 Verulam Buildings’ (3VB) senior practice manager Paul Cooklin as director of clerking.

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Bird & Bird replaced by Fladgate on £4bn RBS shareholder case after fees row

17-Nov-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Bird & Bird has been replaced by Fladgate on the £4bn battle between the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and shareholders over a 2008 £12bn rights issue amid disagreements over fees.

Barristers

Olswang and BLP arbitration chiefs depart for the bar

11-Nov-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Berwin Leighton Paisner’s (BLP) arbitration head Nicholas Fletcher QC has left the firm to join 4 New Square and Olswang’s arbitration chief Andrew Aglionby has also left for a career at the bar. 

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Bond Dickinson client Sainsbury's loses High Court fight over Tesco prices

11-Nov-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Bond Dickinson client Sainsbury’s has lost a High Court appeal over Tesco’s Price Promise campaign after failing to successfully argue that the two food giants’ products could not be fairly compared. 

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Bar Analysis

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UK 200 The bar: Flourishing in the Inns

27-Oct-2014

The bar saw growth across the board but is rapidly segmenting into three distinct groupings

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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

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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?

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Litigation News

Supreme Court

Teacher Stern triumphs against Mishcon's Saudi prince in Supreme Court

26-Nov-2014 | By Kate Beioley

The Supreme Court has thrown out an appeal brought by a Saudi prince over a series of court sanctions in relation to his case against a former shareholder, handing a win to Teacher Stern just months after taking over the mandate from Howard Kennedy. 

 royal courts of justice

Bird & Bird and Dechert saddle up for Assos v ASOS trademark battle

26-Nov-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Bird & Bird is representing Assos, the Swiss company responsible for the first ever lycra cycling shorts, in a Court of Appeal (CoA) case against online retailer ASOS.

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Litigation Analysis

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Russia special report: Look the other way

24-Nov-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Western sanctions are making life tough for Russia’s companies and lawyers, so they are forging new links in the East 

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Offshore: deals and cases Q3 2014

17-Nov-2014

Several billion-dollar deals and a number of landmark cases characterised workflows for offshore firms in the third quarter of 2014

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Judgment Call

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Judgment call: 2 December

2-Dec-2013

Arbitration 

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