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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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

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.

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Fried Frank loses 'Putin's banker' Pugachev claim to lift $2bn asset freeze

19-Dec-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson has lost a first round for Russian tycoon Sergei Pugachev in the High Court after the billionaire failed in his attempt to lift a $2bn freezing order imposed in July.

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Litigation Analysis

Russia

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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