Baker Botts has announced the hire of Trowers & Hamlins’ United Arab Emirates (UAE) head Abdullah Mutawai and head of international disputes Lucas Pitts in a boost to its Dubai offering.
Slater & Gordon is poised to buy insurance outsourcer Quindell’s professional services arm for around £700m overnight on Monday (30 March) before the exclusivity period on its acquisition right expires.
The Court of Appeal (CoA) has dismissed an attempt by Bristows’ client Google to block British users from pursuing it in the UK courts.
The Treasury Committee has criticised the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for not addressing the failings identified by Clifford Chance partner Simon Davis in his report into a market leak last year.
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.
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.
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.
A “devastating blow” for access to justice: Court of Appeal rejects Law Society challenge over legal aid contracts
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.
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.
Germanwings crash compensation: what we know download subscription
Some families are expected to get less than $100,000, while others will receive millions.
Patient safety and the NHS: ‘if you didn’t sue them they’d never learn’ download subscription
Lawyers are often criticised for facilitating claims against the NHS but as a senior MP remarked to me last week, “if you didn’t sue them they’d never learn”.
Unlimited fines on horizon for regulatory offences download subscription
Sanctions for regulatory offences, particularly for larger corporates, set to increase substantially.
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.
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.
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.
Much of the existing analysis of Africa as a legal market has centred on infrastructure projects and natural resources.