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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Osborne Clarke scooped the top prize at The Lawyer Awards last night after it secured the Law Firm of the Year award.
Osborne Clarke client electric car manufacturer Tesla has settled out of court with renewables giant Ecotricity, a year after its competition law battle began.
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.
The judging for The Lawyer Awards 2015 in association with Travelers is complete – here is the shortlist.
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.
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.
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 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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