Clifford Chance client Nadine Dorries MP bats off "harrassment" election petition

30-Jul-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Clifford Chance client Conservative MP Nadine Dorries has successfully batted off an election petition that threatened to trigger a by-election in her constituency.


Clifford Chance to defend High Court election petition claim for Nadine Dorries MP

30-Jul-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Conservative MP Nadine Dorries has instructed Clifford Chance to defend a petition lodged with the High Court accusing her of smearing the applicant’s “personal character and conduct”.

British Airways

Mr Justice Peter Smith faces investigation over "lost luggage" case

29-Jul-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Mr Justice Peter Smith is facing an investigation by the Judicial Conduct Investigations Office (JCIO) in connection to his recusal from the mammoth air cargo cartel case involving British Airways (BA).


GMB hires Leigh Day for employment action against Uber

29-Jul-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Transport workers’ union the GMB has instructed Leigh Day to bring an employment claim against taxi-booking service Uber, arguing that it is in breach of a duty to provide drivers with basic employment rights.

Hong Kong

MoFo takes litigation team from Winston & Strawn in Hong Kong

28-Jul-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

Morrison & Foerster (MoFo) has hired Winston & Strawn’s Asia litigation chair Adrian Yip as a partner, along with three associates.


CMS hit with "ground breaking" court application to be removed as KPMG lawyers

28-Jul-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

An application has been made to the High Court to have CMS Cameron McKenna removed as the lawyers for two KPMG administrators over allegations that the firm’s role represents a conflict of interest.

British Airways

Mrs Justice Rose takes over £1bn air-cargo case from recused Peter Smith J

28-Jul-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

Competition specialist Mrs Justice Rose has been appointed to succeed Mr Justice Peter Smith on a £1bn British Airways (BA) dispute after the latter agreed to recuse himself.


Bircham Dyson Bell instructs RPC to defend professional negligence claim

24-Jul-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Bircham Dyson Bell has instructed RPC to defend a professional negligence claim brought by property developer client Harding Homes.

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Barclays’ Peddie to join Baker & McKenzie for global investigations boost

23-Jul-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Barclays managing director of litigation and investigations Jonathan Peddie and former Standard Chartered group head of legal David Brimacombe are set to join Baker & McKenzie’s global investigations practice as partner and consultant respectively.

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Moreno v MIB: uninsured drivers in other EU states download subscription

Outer Temple Chambers 30-Jul-2015

Claim raises questions over victims of untraced drivers.

Bad bargain for beneficiaries weblink subscription

Walker Morris 30-Jul-2015

A legal principle dating back to 1895 can bite when deals based on trust, often made between friends, go bad.

Acting for an imposter: solicitors’ accountability weblink subscription

Walker Morris 30-Jul-2015

Case may prove key for victims seeking to recoup fraud losses from their legal advisers.

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British Airways, Mr Justice Peter Smith, and the case of the lost luggage


Emerald Supplies & Ors v British Airways & Ors was already shaping up to be one of the biggest litigation battles for decades

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Four High Court judges elevated to Court of Appeal

29-Jul-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

The judiciary has named four new Court of Appeal (CoA) judges, including two with less than 10 years’ experience on the bench.

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Call for back-up: firms disclose challenges of e-discovery


Better vendor support is high on the wish list of our e-disclosure panellists, while predictive coding has yet to gain the trust of UK clients and lawyers

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Tomorrow's law firm: You might not like what you find


Still convinced the traditional law firm model has a future? Allow Adam Smith Esq president Bruce MacEwen to put you straight.

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