Bindmans and Kingsley Napley are advising the Law Society and the London Criminal Courts Solicitors Association (LCCSA) on their application for judicial review of the new tender process for criminal legal aid contracts, which is in court today (15 January).
The QC Appointments Secretariat has unveiled the list of newly-appointed silks, with 93 making the cut out of 223 applicants - including 25 women.
Professional negligence claims brought against Nabarro and Weil Gotshal & Manges and due to be heard this year have both settled, it has emerged.
20 Essex Street has added another new role to its business development roster, taking Cavenagh Law practice manager Rachel Foxton to be the newly-created head of practice support focusing on growing the set’s business in Asia.
February’s stories of the year saw boutique launches, the annual silk appointments, yet more consolidation and an unconventional flexible working scheme from US litigation powerhouse Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan.
A barrister has been disbarred by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) for dishonesty after lying to a client about submitting a visa application to the UK Border Agency (UKBA) and acting as a public access barrister without the required qualifications.
Matrix has continued to build its media team with the hire of Doughty Street Chambers’ Gavin Millar QC.
The Supreme Court has thrown out an appeal brought by a Saudi prince over a series of court sanctions in relation to his case against a former shareholder, handing a win to Teacher Stern just months after taking over the mandate from Howard Kennedy.
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.
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.
The bar saw growth across the board but is rapidly segmenting into three distinct groupings
Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP)’s advocacy head Stuart Isaacs QC has joined King & Spalding’s (K&S) global disputes team as a partner, effective 9 February.
Deutsche Bank’s litigation costs fell by over 80 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2014 compared to the same period in 2013, from €1.1bn to €207m (£155m), helping the bank to a surprise pretax profit.