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).

Barristers

Silk appointment numbers drop but female applicants at all-time high

14-Jan-2015 | By Joanne Harris

The QC Appointments Secretariat has unveiled the list of newly-appointed silks, with 93 making the cut out of 223 applicants - including 25 women.

Court

Nabarro, Weil professional negligence claims among raft of top 20 cases to settle

22-Dec-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Professional negligence claims brought against Nabarro and Weil Gotshal & Manges and due to be heard this year have both settled, it has emerged.

Singapore

20 Essex Street takes Cavenagh Law practice manager for latest new BD role

15-Dec-2014 | By Kate Beioley

20 Essex Street has added another new role to its business development roster, taking Cavenagh Law practice manager Rachel Foxton to be the newly-created head of practice support focusing on growing the set’s business in Asia.

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Stories of the year: February

9-Dec-2014 | By Joanne Harris

February’s stories of the year saw boutique launches, the annual silk appointments, yet more consolidation and an unconventional flexible working scheme from US litigation powerhouse Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan.

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Barrister disbarred for lying to client and acting without qualifications

5-Dec-2014 | By Kate Beioley

A barrister has been disbarred by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) for dishonesty after lying to a client about submitting a visa application to the UK Border Agency (UKBA) and acting as a public access barrister without the required qualifications.

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Matrix turns to Doughty Street for hire of Plebgate star Gavin Millar QC

2-Dec-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Matrix has continued to build its media team with the hire of Doughty Street Chambers’ Gavin Millar QC.

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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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

London

BLP advocacy head Stuart Isaacs QC joins King & Spalding

30-Jan-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP)’s advocacy head Stuart Isaacs QC has joined King & Spalding’s (K&S) global disputes team as a partner, effective 9 February.

Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank legal costs fall by 80 per cent in Q4 2014 as cases linger

29-Jan-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Deutsche Bank’s litigation costs fell by over 80 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2014 compared to the same period in 2013, from €1.1bn to €207m (£155m), helping the bank to a surprise pretax profit.

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Litigation Analysis

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The Hot 100 2015: Litigation

26-Jan-2015

In association with Fox Rodney, Saunderson House and Thomson Reuters

E-disclosure

Special report: E-disclosure – Gathering clouds

26-Jan-2015

Gaining access to data from cloud servers in multiple jurisdictions is adding to the complexity and cost of e-disclosure.

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