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Serle Court appoints new CEO as Sawford exits after 12 years

2-Sep-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Serle Court Chambers’ chief executive Nicola Sawford has left the set after almost 12 years.

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Angling Trust and WWF hook up to bring judicial review over water pollution

27-Aug-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Environmental charity WWF and the Angling Trust have turned to Matrix Chambers to bring a judicial review against the Government over its failure to protect English waterways from agricultural pollution.

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London Boroughs' Legal Alliance looks to attract barristers with £25m retender

25-Aug-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

The London Boroughs’ Legal Alliance (LBLA) has announced it is retendering its barrister legal framework, which will be valued at between £20m and £25m over four years.

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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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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Jenner & Block picks up White & Case partner as first lateral in the UK

2-Sep-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Jenner & Block has hired White & Case partner Charlie Lightfoot as its first lateral hire in London after launching an office earlier this year.

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Ex-GFH Capital general counsel Haigh sentenced to two years in jail in Dubai

2-Sep-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Ex-Leeds United and GFH Capital general counsel David Haigh has been found guilty of embezzlement and breach of trust in Dubai and sentenced to two years’ imprisonment.

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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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