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Norton Rose Fulbright picks up HK disputes team from departing Fried Frank

21-Apr-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

Norton Rose Fulbright (NRF) has continued to bolster its Hong Kong operation with the addition of a disputes team from Fried Frank’s soon-to-close local office.

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Ropes & Gray launches City litigation practice with hire of K&L Gates' Ross

21-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Ropes & Gray has hired K&L Gates disputes partner Thomas Ross as its first commercial litigation hire since opening in London in 2010.

Perth

Australia’s Minter Ellison boosts Perth disputes team with Lavan Legal hire

20-Apr-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

Australian firm Minter Ellison has taken on a Lavan Legal partner to head its Perth-based disputes practice with the expectation of growing its focus on Asian arbitration work.

Paris

Fieldfisher faces €120,000 unfair dismissal claim from Paris secretary

17-Apr-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Fieldfisher is facing a €120,000 (£86,000) unfair dismissal claim brought by a former secretary in its Paris office, who claims that she was assaulted by the firm’s office managing partner on the day of her dismissal.

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Gibson Dunn's Gray takes fight to clear his name to Court of Appeal

15-Apr-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Suspended Gibson Dunn & Crutcher partner Peter Gray will take his fight against the ruling that he deliberately misled the High Court to the Court of Appeal (CoA).

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Gibson Dunn's Gray denied permission to appeal ruling he deliberately misled High Court

15-Apr-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Suspended Gibson Dunn & Crutcher partner Peter Gray has been denied permission to appeal the ruling that he deliberately misled the High Court.

Court

Suspended Gibson Dunn partner Gray to appeal Flaux J's ruling he 'deliberately misled' court

14-Apr-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Suspended Gibson Dunn & Crutcher partner Peter Gray will appear before Mr Justice Flaux today (14 April) to argue that the ruling he deliberately misled the High Court relied on “implausible” assumptions and was “clearly flawed”.

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BLM instructed by London university in row over student occupation

14-Apr-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

University of the Arts London (UAL) has instructed BLM to take legal action against 15 of its students who continue to occupy a building in Central Saint Martins in King’s Cross.

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Exclusive: Gateley hit by multi-million pound professional negligence suit from property development client

13-Apr-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Property developer Empirical Property Group (EPG) has filed a claim to sue Gateley for breach of contract and professional negligence.

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Litigation Briefings

Assets of community value rules: should construction industry raise a toast or drown its sorrows? weblink subscription

Walker Morris 21-Apr-2015

Have regulations aimed at protecting assets of local value and importance had a negative impact on the construction and development industries?

Settlement offers: revised Part 36 comes in weblink subscription

Ince & Co 21-Apr-2015

A time-limited offer was not previously capable of being a valid Part 36 offer. This has now changed.

Extra burden for employers as ‘Wednesbury unreasonableness’ principle is extended weblink subscription

Walker Morris 21-Apr-2015

Top tips for employers and other contracting parties as judgment requires additional considerations of ‘reasonableness’.

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Litigation Weekly

Gateley hit by multi-million pound professional negligence suit from property development client

15-Apr-2015

Property developer EPG has instructed DLA Piper to sue Gateley for breach of contract and professional negligence.

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Barristers

Serjeants' Inn announces bumper 28 per cent income growth for 2014/15

15-Apr-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Public, police and medical negligence set Serjeants’ Inn Chambers has reported growth in fee income of 27.5 per cent for the 2014/15 financial year ending 31 March on the back of a management overhaul.

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Litigation Analysis

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. 

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Litigation Opinion

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Learn from Gibson Dunn: get your crisis control plan in place

20-Apr-2015 | By Matt Byrne

When Gibson Dunn & Crutcher reported itself to the SRA last month it was sending a clear message: we’re acting decisively, quickly and we’re on top of this nightmare.

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