High Court

Clydes head of regulatory disputes exits for Signature citing 'RBS litigation conflicts'

6-Oct-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Clyde & Co litigator and head of regulatory disputes Julian Connerty has exited for Signature Litigation over conflict issues related to RBS’s £4bn shareholder battle.

Law Society

SRA to battle dual claims over dealings with 'Harry Potter' lawyer Blacker

5-Oct-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

The profession’s watchdog is to fight two opposing claims over whether it should disclose details of a closed investigation into ‘Harry Potter’ lawyer Alan Blacker.


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.

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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. 


High Court rejects RBS bid to wipe Clifford Chance probe from £30m Libor defence

28-Sep-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Clifford Chance is at the centre of a tussle over a report it conducted into RBS’s controversial global restructuring group (GRG) after the bank failed to have it struck from its defence in a £30m claim.

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China's top 30 firms post strong growth in first ever financial report

28-Sep-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

The first ever report into the financial results of the elite Chinese firms, The Lawyer China Elite 2015, has revealed almost all of the top 30 enjoyed stellar revenue growth in the past year, despite a stock market crash and slowed economic growth.

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White collar race continues as White & Case boosts practice with Dechert hire

25-Sep-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

White & Case has boosted its white collar practice with the hire of litigator Jonathan Pickworth from Dechert.


Pinsents loses London partner but hires Fieldfisher German disputes head

22-Sep-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Pinsent Masons has appointed former Fieldfisher Munich managing partner Sibylle Schumacher as a partner in Germany, at the same time losing its head of real estate litigation to Eversheds in London.


HSF to charge RBS £90m for its defence in £4bn shareholder battle

21-Sep-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) will run up costs of at least £90m defending public bank the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) in its £4bn shareholder battle, due to go to trial in December 2016.

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Litigation Briefings

Serbia: VAT law amended download subscription

Karanovic & Nikolic 2-Oct-2015

Mandatory VAT registration of foreign entities, and other changes.

The breadth of the CoA’s discretion download subscription

Goodman Derrick 2-Oct-2015

Parties issuing a petition under Section 994 CA 2006 cannot be certain of the order the court will make. 

TUPE: meaning of a ‘transfer’ when subsidiary wound up download subscription

Shepherd and Wedderburn 2-Oct-2015

Transfer of a business can occur when a majority shareholder takes over a subsidiary’s activities once it has been wound up. 

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HMRC prepares for judicial review into Manches administration


The creditors of liquidated firm Manches are seeking legal advice to bring a judicial review of the SRA’s handling of the liquidation, after they were left with a £4.2m ...

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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.

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We can work it out: litigation special report

5-Oct-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Fear of social media-borne reputational damage, cost considerations and judicial pressure are all boosting the uptake of alternative dispute resolution.

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Firebrands are a firm’s best friend

5-Oct-2015 | By Catrin Griffiths

And there goes another Scottish independent. McClure Naismith’s decision to call in the administrators in August was the third sad ending of its kind, following Semple Fraser in 2013 and Tods Murray, bought by Shepherd & Wedderburn in 2014.

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