London

Treasury Committee says Davis report into FCA insurance leak is not enough to 'satisfy parliament'

27-Mar-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

The Treasury Committee has rebuffed an inquiry by Clifford Chance partner Simon Davis into the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) leaking a pension market probe to the Telegraph newspaper in March 2014.

Court

Eder J resigns from bench after just four years to return to private practice

26-Mar-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Mr Justice Eder is stepping down from the bench after just four years to return to arbitration practice at Essex Court Chambers, The Lawyer understands.

BBC

Slater & Gordon on Top Gear client: “This last month has been a nightmare”

25-Mar-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Slater & Gordon’s Paul Daniels has described the month following the ‘fracas’ between Top Gear producer Oisin Tymon and presenter Jeremy Clarkson as a “nightmare” for Tymon.

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EXCLUSIVE: Jeremy Clarkson lines up Quinn Emanuel to take on BBC

25-Mar-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

BBC Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson has instructed Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan to represent him in any potential commercial dispute against the BBC for breach of contract.

Law Society

A “devastating blow” for access to justice: Court of Appeal rejects Law Society challenge over legal aid contracts

25-Mar-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

The Court of Appeal has rejected a challenge by the Law Society to Government plans that will cut criminal legal aid contracts for duty solicitors.

London

Jenner & Block chief pledges "steady" growth for new London office

24-Mar-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Jenner & Block managing partner Terrence Truax has revealed that the firm is in discussions with lateral hire candidates in the UK ahead of its launch in the City this spring.

London

Chicago's Jenner & Block becomes latest US firm to announce London launch

24-Mar-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Chicago-headquartered Jenner & Block has announced it is to launch a London office later this year, becoming the latest in a growing number of US firms to establish a City base.

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Dechert Paris partner Mayer quits firm citing conflicts

24-Mar-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Dechert arbitration partner Pierre Mayer is quitting the firm’s Paris office to set up his own practice, citing his reasons for leaving as increasing conflicts of interest and a wish to focus on working as an arbitrator.

Oil rig

White & Case and Willkie Farr brought in as oil company Afren reports itself to SFO

23-Mar-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Oil and gas company Afren has drafted in both White & Case and Willkie Farr & Gallagher on a review of its expenses practices, which has led the company to report itself to the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) over fraudulent expenses payments.

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Litigation Briefings

Security of payment roundup: a comprehensive review of cases in 2014 download subscription

Minter Ellison 26-Mar-2015

Minter Ellison presents to the construction industry its annual security of payment roundup for 2014.

This is not another article about the BP Macondo oil well download subscription

Dentons 26-Mar-2015

No, I want to know why people even bother with gross negligence in joint operating agreements.

Holiday pay must include commission download subscription

Gateley 26-Mar-2015

The decision in Lock v British Gas Trading Ltd has been handed down, confirming that holiday pay must be calculated to include commission payments too.

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Litigation Weekly

Djibouti: Gibson Dunn partner found to have ‘deliberately misled court’

25-Mar-2015

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher has suspended Dubai partner Peter Gray and removed him from its website after he was found to have deliberately misled the court in a 2013 case between the Republic of Djibouti and wealthy businessman, Abdourahman Boreh, on Monday.

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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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Scales of Justice

Special report: 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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Litigation Opinion

Cat Griffiths index

Invest in operations professionals

23-Mar-2015 | By Catrin Griffiths

Prophets of change in the legal industry seem doomed to disappointment. Over the past two decades law firms have not torn up their structures; rather, change has been cultural

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