Retired CoA judge Maurice Kay QC becomes latest to return to arbitration practice

6-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Retired Court of Appeal judge Maurice Kay QC has returned to private arbitration practice at regional set Kings Chambers.


3VB becomes latest set to appoint CEO after picking up Doughty Street head

6-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Banking set 3 Verulam Buildings (3VB) has become the latest chambers to appoint a chief executive following a restructure of its practice management team.


BSB reveals names of 15 new approved barrister-led "entities", including one QC Ltd

29-Apr-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

The barristers’ regulator, the Bar Standards Board (BSB), has revealed the names of the 15 new businesses that have been authorised as entities.

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Hogan Lovells executive manager May joins 42 Bedford Row chambers as CEO

24-Apr-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Hogan Lovells executive manager Neil May has been appointed chief executive of common law set 42 Bedford Row following a unanimous vote by the chambers’ executive board.

High Court

Erskine's Snowden appointed High Court judge as COA reveals four judicial exits this autumn

23-Apr-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Erskine Chambers silk Richard Snowden QC has been appointed a High Court judge as the Court of Appeal (CoA) announces it will seek to fill vacancies left by four bench exits.


Serjeants' Inn announces bumper 28 per cent income growth for 2014/15

15-Apr-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Public, police and medical negligence set Serjeants’ Inn Chambers has reported growth in fee income of 27.5 per cent for the 2014/15 financial year ending 31 March on the back of a management overhaul.


Cherie Blair QC steps down from the bench to focus on arbitration

8-Apr-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Cherie Blair QC has resigned from the judiciary to focus on arbitration work at her law firm, Omnia Strategy.

High Court

Eder J's early retirement highlights a judiciary plagued by low morale

2-Apr-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Following the news that Mr Justice Eder is retiring early from the bench, The Lawyer asks whether low pay and low morale in the judiciary could result in others following suit.

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Bar Analysis

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The Lawyer Awards 2015: the shortlist revealed


The judging for The Lawyer Awards 2015 in association with Travelers is complete – here is the shortlist. 

Scales of Justice

Litigation – A travesty of justice?

23-Mar-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Proponents of reforms to judicial review claim they will deter ‘frivolous’ cases but the legal profession is worried about the effect on access to justice. 


The Hot 100 2015: The bar


Laying the groundwork for an Ebola vaccine, throwing a lifeline to British manufacturing and holding Government to account for exceeded pollution limits – some of the inspirational stunts pulled off by this year’s A-listers. 

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Litigation News


Kobre & Kim wins again in Chevron Ecuador fraud claims in attack on litigation funders

6-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Kobre & Kim has won a third settlement against a litigation funding company for its client Chevron in the energy giant’s mammoth lawsuit with Ecuador over a fraudulent judgment relating to oil waste in the Amazon.

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Freshfields New York partner joins Royal Bank of Canada as GC

6-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) has hired Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer commercial litigation partner David Onorato as its new general counsel.

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Litigation Analysis

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How firms are getting to grips with the surge in global arbitration

5-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

How law firms can adapt to the expanding international arbitration market.


Star legal writers on

5-May-2015 | By Richard Simmons

To ensure readers don’t miss key information, we are printing excerpts of the most-read briefings and writers by sector. This week it’s the stars in litigation

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