The story behind the formation of the Essex Court Choir begins at a dinner for Gordon Pollock QC in February 2014, held to commemorate his 20 years’ service as head of chambers.
A lawyer criticised for appearing in court looking like “something out of Harry Potter” is to be hauled up in front of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) in November.
Public and commercial set 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square has grown by 800 per cent in three years since a mass exodus by members to 39 Essex threatened to close its doors.
Wilberforce Chambers will take eight members of dissolving set 11 Stone Buildings (11SB) including head of chambers Lexa Hilliard QC and two other silks.
Radcliffe Chambers has taken seven members from dissolving London set 11 Stone Buildings including commercial silk Jeremy Cousins QC.
London commercial and chancery chambers 11 Stone Buildings (11SB) will dissolve as of 30 October 2015, The Lawyer can reveal.
Matrix Chambers has taken employment and public law silk Paul Nicholls QC from 11KBW, the sixth new member to join the set this year.
Former Harvey Ingram managing partner Simon Astill has joined 3 Paper Buildings as chambers’ chief executive, replacing Joanna Poulton who exits after less than two years.
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.
Former 39 Essex silk Rohan Pershad QC has been disbarred following his criminal conviction over £600,000 VAT fraud.
Across the personal injury (PI) claims market firms are feeling the force of the fixed-fee system first brought about by the Jackson reforms. Profit margins are under attack.
The threat of cyber crime and big law firms’ increasingly global ambitions will shape PII in the next five years.
Our panel of experts discuss demand for cross-border protection plans, the rise in case complexity and implications of the new SRA discussion paper.