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”.

Court

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.

Court

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.

London

Cahill Gordon & Reindel hires first UK-qualified partner and gains ABS licence

10-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Cahill Gordon & Reindel has hired Shearman & Sterling partner Richard Kelly to build its London litigation practice, as the firm becomes the first US outfit to be licensed by the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority (SRA) as an ABS.

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TLT to defend 26 ex-Halliwells partners against million-pound claim by firm's liquidators

9-Apr-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

A group of 26 ex-Halliwells partners have instructed TLT to defend them in their battle with the defunct firm’s liquidators, which is seeking millions of pounds from them.

lloyds bank

Libor mis-selling: Hausfeld to face Hogan Lovells as Guardian Care Homes sues Lloyds

8-Apr-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Guardian Care Homes has instructed Hausfeld & Co to launch court proceedings against Lloyds over interest rate derivatives mis-selling, despite reaching a settlement with the bank in 2011 over Libor-rate manipulation claims.

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Poland: restructuring law amends insolvency rules download subscription

Schoenherr 17-Apr-2015

…and will substantially change the economic environment in the country.

Australia: court clips anti-corruption commission’s wings download subscription

Minter Ellison 17-Apr-2015

The Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) does not have power to investigate allegations that Ms Cunneen counselled a person to lie to police.

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Dentons 17-Apr-2015

…and the present is no time to request a loss determination.

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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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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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Ashley Crossley

Resident non-domicile tax status under scrutiny

15-Apr-2015

Labour’s non-dom plans could damage the UK’s status as a great place to move to and do business.

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