Court

Hogan Lovells secures Court of Appeal victory in 'Putin's banker' case

27-Feb-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Hogan Lovells and Erskine Chambers have secured a Court of Appeal (CoA) judgment requiring Russian tycoon Sergei Pugachev to disclose information about discretionary trusts established in New Zealand, setting a precedent in cases involving freezing orders.

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McGuireWoods criticised for 94-page Tchenguiz claim that "flouts the principles" of Commercial Court

23-Feb-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

McGuireWoods has been criticised for filing a 94-page claim for its client Vincent Tchenguiz that “flouts all the principles” of the Commercial Court Guide in a ruling by Mr Justice Leggatt.

Singapore

Fountain Court hires in Singapore ahead of London expansion to 39 Essex Street

18-Feb-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Fountain Court has appointed its first permanent member of staff for its Singapore office and unveiled plans to expand its presence in London. 

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Supreme Court gives green light for appeal over QASA ratings scheme

13-Feb-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

The Supreme Court has granted an appeal against the new rating system for criminal barristers introduced by the Legal Services Board (LSB).

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SFO ordered to pay £7m in legal costs for Guildhall Chambers silk trial

12-Feb-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has been ordered to pay £7m in legal costs for Guildhall Chambers’ Stephen Davies QC and four other defendants cleared of fraud last year.

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Matrix, Monckton and Blackstone triumph as tribunal rules against GCHQ for first time

6-Feb-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

The Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) has declared that the legal framework governing UK intelligence services’ receipt of communications intercepted by the NSA violated Articles 8 and 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

Bank of England

Travers earns £2m for key role on Bank of England’s forex investigation

3-Feb-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

Travers Smith was paid £2.2m for its work on an independent inquiry into the Bank of England’s alleged foreign exchange (forex) fixing claims.

Law Society

Bindmans and Kingsley Napley lead as Law Soc challenges government over legal aid

15-Jan-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Bindmans and Kingsley Napley are advising the Law Society and the London Criminal Courts Solicitors Association (LCCSA) on their application for judicial review of the new tender process for criminal legal aid contracts, which is in court today (15 January).

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Bar Analysis

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The Hot 100 2015: The bar

26-Jan-2015

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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The top 20 cases of 2015: global disputes in the English courts

19-Jan-2015 | By Joanne Harris

This year’s case line-up has an international theme running through it, underlining the English High Court’s reputation as a global litigation centre.

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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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Litigation News

Court

Gibson Dunn partner admits "serious misjudgment" in handling of Djibouti case

5-Mar-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher partner Peter Gray has admitted making a number of mistakes and getting litigation strategy “spectacularly wrong” under cross-examination in the High Court.

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Boutique boom continues as Freshfields litigators quit Moscow office to go it alone

5-Mar-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer litigation counsel Maxim Kulkov has left the firm along with a team of lawyers to set up a Moscow-based dispute resolution boutique.

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Special report: Silk appointments 2015 – Why be a QC?

16-Feb-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

As 93 newly-appointed QCs celebrate this week, we talk to seven of the successful applicants to find out what has driven them to go for silk.

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Special report: litigation funding – From alternative to mainstream

9-Feb-2015

Litigation funding continues to gain in popularity and the market is diversifying.

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