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CBA to pull out of tomorrow's legal aid strike despite members' support

30-Jun-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

The Criminal Bar Association (CBA) will not strike in protest at legal aid cuts on Wednesday (1 July), despite its members balloting 96 per cent in favour of direct action before the general election.


Serle Court QC instructed to bring group claim for Quindell shareholders

26-Jun-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Litigation firm Your Legal Friend (YLF) has instructed Serle Court’s Philip Marshall QC on its potential group action against Quindell on behalf of shareholders.

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50 key cases revealed in defence of Human Rights Act

26-Jun-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

One Crown Office Row barrister Adam Wagner has launched a comprehensive study of human rights law in the UK to demonstrate the impact of the Human Rights Act (HRA) on the justice system.


Court of Appeal comes under fire for year-long delays on hearings

25-Jun-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Leading commercial silks have accused the Court of Appeal (CoA) of deliberately “over-listing” hearings to ensure appellate judges have enough work, resulting in lengthy delays for hearings and greater costs for clients.


Supreme Court throws out QASA appeal

24-Jun-2015 | By Katy Dowell

The Supreme Court has rejected a bid to quash the introduction of a new competency assessment for criminal barristers, known as the Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates (QASA).

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Law firm of the year: Osborne Clarke takes top accolade at The Lawyer Awards

24-Jun-2015 | By Katy Dowell

Osborne Clarke scooped the top prize at The Lawyer Awards last night after it secured the Law Firm of the Year award.

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OC client Tesla settles with Ecotricity out of court in electric charger row

23-Jun-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Osborne Clarke client electric car manufacturer Tesla has settled out of court with renewables giant Ecotricity, a year after its competition law battle began.

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Olswang wins judicial review for music industry clients over copyright row

19-Jun-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Olswang clients the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA), the Musicians’ Union (MU) and UK Music have succeeded in their substantive judicial review against the Government over its recent changes to copyright laws.

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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. 

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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


Lancashire cricket club instructs RPC in interest rate swaps claim against RBS and NatWest

30-Jun-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Lancashire Country Cricket Club (LCCC) has instructed RPC to bring a legal challenge against NatWest and the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) in relation to an interest rate hedging product sold to the club in 2009.


Stephenson Harwood paid £6m in legal fees for Rangers FC liquidation

29-Jun-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Stephenson Harwood has picked up over £6m in legal fees, after it was involved in the three-year long liquidation of Rangers Football Club. 

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How professional indemnity shapes up in exceptional circumstances

22-Jun-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

PI insurance does not cover parties for all eventualities.

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Worldly wisdom: Clyde & Co roundtable on global dispute resolution

1-Jun-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

International disputes resolution is growing and it is increasingly important that general counsel, especially in sectors that are not traditionally litigious, learn the various risks of and solutions for handling cross-border disputes.

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