Court

Four High Court judges elevated to Court of Appeal

29-Jul-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

The judiciary has named four new Court of Appeal (CoA) judges, including two with less than 10 years’ experience on the bench.

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High Court orders Berezovsky trustees to pay £12.6m legal fee to Addleshaws

28-Jul-2015 | By Katy Dowell

The High Court has ordered the trustees of Boris Berezovsky’s estate to hand over more than £12m in unpaid legal fees to Addleshaw Goddard.

UK Supreme Court

Conditional fees do not contravene human rights, Supreme Court declares

22-Jul-2015 | By Katy Dowell

Lawyers have praised a Supreme Court ruling that legal fees are recoverable under the Access to Justice Act (1999) as a victory for common sense.

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Peter Smith J recuses himself from mammoth British Airways air-cargo case

22-Jul-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

Mr Justice Peter Smith has agreed to recuse himself from a £1bn air cargo price-fixing case after lead defendant British Airways claimed that he could be biased against the company.

Supreme Court

Costs called into question as Supreme Court calls on amicus curiae for Ablyazov battle

22-Jul-2015 | By Katy Dowell

4 Stone Buildings’ Jonathan Crow QC has been instructed by the Attorney General’s Office as an amicus curiae to assist the Supreme Court in the next stage of the long-running battle between JSC BTA Bank and its former chairman Mukhtar Ablyazov.

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Lloyds Bank and PwC instruct lawyers to defend "conspiracy to cause loss" claim

21-Jul-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and Lloyds Bank have instructed DLA Piper and CMS Cameron McKenna respectively to defend a multimillion-pound professional negligence claim brought by Premier Motorauctions.

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HSF client Lloyds Bank's fight over HBoS emails to reach High Court this week

20-Jul-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Lawyers for 6,000 Lloyds Bank shareholders will go before the High Court this week to seek disclosure of sensitive documents and agree costs in the mammoth lawsuit over the acquisition of Halifax Bank of Scotland (HBoS).

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MoJ to file defence this month in row over "discriminatory" judges' pensions

17-Jul-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) is expected to file its defence later this month against claims brought by almost 200 judges arguing that changes to the judicial pension scheme are discriminatory on grounds of age, race and sex.

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The Lawyer Awards 2015: the shortlist revealed

5-May-2015

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. 

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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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Litigation News

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Olswang turns down multi-million pound Google group claim instruction

4-Aug-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Olswang has turned down an instruction on a multimillion-pound group claim against Google, despite representing the claimants in a similar test case against the technology giant.

Court

Cartwright King client Hayes convicted of Libor rigging

3-Aug-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Cartwright King client Tom Hayes has been found guilty in Southwark Crown Court of rigging global Libor interest rates.

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Litigation Analysis

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After the storm: professional indemnity

3-Aug-2015

Our panel of experts discuss demand for cross-border protection plans, the rise in case complexity and implications of the new SRA discussion paper.

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Call for back-up: firms disclose challenges of e-discovery

27-Jul-2015

Better vendor support is high on the wish list of our e-disclosure panellists, while predictive coding has yet to gain the trust of UK clients and lawyers

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