Legal Harmony 2015: The Essex Court choir


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.


'Harry Potter' lawyer Lord Harley to face Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal

25-Sep-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

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.

Grays Inn

4-5 Gray's Inn Square hits 800 per cent growth since 39 Essex exodus

25-Sep-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

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.

Lincoln's Inn

11SB head Lexa Hilliard QC takes two silks and five juniors to Wilberforce

22-Sep-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

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 takes QC and six juniors from closing 11 Stone Buildings

21-Sep-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Radcliffe Chambers has taken seven members from dissolving London set 11 Stone Buildings including commercial silk Jeremy Cousins QC.

Lincoln's Inn

Exclusive: Commercial set 11 Stone Buildings votes to dissolve

15-Sep-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

London commercial and chancery chambers 11 Stone Buildings (11SB) will dissolve as of 30 October 2015, The Lawyer can reveal.


11KBW's Paul Nicholls QC joins Matrix

4-Sep-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Matrix Chambers has taken employment and public law silk Paul Nicholls QC from 11KBW, the sixth new member to join the set this year.

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Ex-Harvey Ingram managing partner joins 3PB as CEO

3-Sep-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

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.

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The Lawyer Awards 2015: the shortlist revealed


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. 


The Hot 100 2015: The bar


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


Former 39 Essex silk struck off over £600,000 tax dodge

30-Sep-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Former 39 Essex silk Rohan Pershad QC has been disbarred following his criminal conviction over £600,000 VAT fraud.

Jeff Winn

Multi-millionaire PI lawyer Winn reveals how to build a business

30-Sep-2015 | By Katy Dowell

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. 

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Litigation Analysis

James Jack Travellers

Darkness and light: professional indemnity insurance and cyber crime

21-Sep-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

The threat of cyber crime and big law firms’ increasingly global ambitions will shape PII in the next five years.


After the storm: professional indemnity


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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