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SFO settles Tchenguiz battle for £4.5m

31-Jul-2014 | By Kate Beioley

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has agreed a £1.5m out of court settlement with Robert Tchenguiz, bringing a final close to its £300m battle with the two brothers.

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Supreme Court calls time on Greek yoghurt food fight

30-Jul-2014 | By Kate Beioley

The Supreme Court has sided with the makers of Total yoghurt, Fage, in refusing US rival Chobani permission to appeal the definition of Greek yoghurt.

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CoA orders Sebastian Holdings to pay $250m to Deutsche Bank or lose appeal

30-Jul-2014 | By Kate Beioley

The Court of Appeal has threatened to strike out Travers Smith client Sebastian Holdings’ (SHI) appeal against Deutsche Bank unless it pays over $250m to the bank.

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Brick Court restructures clerking team after Deborah Anderson exit

29-Jul-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Brick Court Chambers has restructured its clerking team following the exit of longstanding joint senior clerk Deborah Anderson.

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Vincent Tchenguiz settles record £200m SFO battle for £3m

28-Jul-2014 | By Kate Beioley

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has ended its record battle with Vincent Tchenguiz after agreeing to settle his £200m damages claim for £3m.

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39 Essex Street to move out of the Temple and into Chancery Lane

23-Jul-2014 | By Kate Beioley

London set 39 Essex Street Chambers is to leave the comfort of the Inns of Court to take up residence in Chancery Lane after adding a 25-strong barrister team from 4 -5 Gray’s Inn Square in 2012.

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Gray's Inn Tax Chambers suffers fifth exit in three months after Devereux raid

22-Jul-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Gray’s Inn Tax Chambers (GITC) has seen three silks walk out in the last three months, with Devereux becoming the latest to add a member from the set.

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Stewarts Law settles legal battle but fate of lawyer duo hangs in the balance

22-Jul-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Investment banker Geoffrey Logue has settled his legal battle against Stewarts Law, in a case that resulted in two of its solicitors being struck off following a private prosecution last year.

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Bar Analysis

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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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The cruel bar training conundrum

12-May-2014 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Kaplan ditching its BPTC shows why a rethink is needed to maintain quality

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Funding fail: Argentum exits Association of Litigation Funders

30-Apr-2014 | By Kate Beioley

A storm is brewing in the litigation funding market as questions are raised over the source of Argentum’s financial capital. Now the funder has exited the Association of Litigation Funders. Reporter Kate Beioley investigates.

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Litigation News

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SFO settles Tchenguiz battle for £4.5m

31-Jul-2014 | By Kate Beioley

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has agreed a £1.5m out of court settlement with Robert Tchenguiz, bringing a final close to its £300m battle with the two brothers.

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Mrs Justice King brings number of female CoA judges to eight

31-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Mrs Justice King has become the eighth female Court of Appeal (CoA) justice in the latest round of appeal court appointments.

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Litigation Analysis

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Special report: E-disclosure – Trials and tribulations

28-Jul-2014 | By Kate Beioley

The Jackson reforms have left litigators negotiating the line between over and under-disclosure, while some are using the confusion as a strategic device

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Offshore: Deals and cases Q2 2014

21-Jul-2014

The latest offshore deals comprise a few firsts, including a groundbreaking hybrid mutual in Bermuda and the largest ever catastrophe bond issuance

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Judgment Call

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Judgment call: 2 December

2-Dec-2013

Arbitration 

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