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Hogan Lovells executive manager May joins 42 Bedford Row chambers as CEO

24-Apr-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Hogan Lovells executive manager Neil May has been appointed chief executive of common law set 42 Bedford Row following a unanimous vote by the chambers’ executive board.

High Court

Erskine's Snowden appointed High Court judge as COA reveals four judicial exits this autumn

23-Apr-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Erskine Chambers silk Richard Snowden QC has been appointed a High Court judge as the Court of Appeal (CoA) announces it will seek to fill vacancies left by four bench exits.

Barristers

Serjeants' Inn announces bumper 28 per cent income growth for 2014/15

15-Apr-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Public, police and medical negligence set Serjeants’ Inn Chambers has reported growth in fee income of 27.5 per cent for the 2014/15 financial year ending 31 March on the back of a management overhaul.

Blair

Cherie Blair QC steps down from the bench to focus on arbitration

8-Apr-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Cherie Blair QC has resigned from the judiciary to focus on arbitration work at her law firm, Omnia Strategy.

High Court

Eder J's early retirement highlights a judiciary plagued by low morale

2-Apr-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Following the news that Mr Justice Eder is retiring early from the bench, The Lawyer asks whether low pay and low morale in the judiciary could result in others following suit.

Dinah Rose QC

Blackstone's Dinah Rose QC secures Supreme Court victory in Prince Charles letters case

26-Mar-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Blackstone Chambers’ Dinah Rose QC and the Guardian have successfully defended a Government appeal to the Supreme Court over the disclosure of secret letters written by Prince Charles to ministers.

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BLP and Landmark pick up instructions on runway battle between Gatwick and Heathrow

24-Mar-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) and Landmark Chambers have won roles on the ongoing battle between Gatwick and Heathrow Airports over additional runway capacity for the south-east of England.

David Pannick

Lord Pannick backs Labour Party judicial review reforms repeal pledge

23-Mar-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Crossbench peer and Blackstone Chambers’ silk Lord Pannick has welcomed the Labour Party’s pledge to undo the Coalition’s changes to judicial review, which he said would “weaken” an essential means of holding government and public bodies to account.

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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. 

Asda

The top 20 cases of 2015: global disputes in the English courts

19-Jan-2015 | By Joanne Harris

This year’s case line-up has an international theme running through it, underlining the English High Court’s reputation as a global litigation centre.

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Litigation News

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Weil Gotshal and McDermott advise on Barclay brothers' Claridges sale

24-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Weil Gotshal & Manges and McDermott Will & Emery have acted on the Barclay brothers’ sale of Claridges, the Berkeley and the Connaught to Qatar-owned Constellation Hotels, ending years of litigation concerning the ownership of the hotels.

City Gherkin

Exclusive: Launch lawyers for Jenner's London office revealed as litigation trio from Dechert

24-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Chicago-headquartered Jenner & Block, which last month confirmed its plans to open in London, is hiring three lawyers from Dechert.

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Litigation Analysis

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. 

Wendy Miles

Silk appointments 2015 – Why be a QC?

16-Feb-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

As 93 newly-appointed QCs celebrate this week, we talk to seven of the successful applicants to find out what has driven them to go for silk.

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