Tesco instructs Freshfields to defend raft of shareholder group claims

28-Aug-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Tesco has instructed Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer to defend it against a number of shareholder group claims set to hit the London courts next year, The Lawyer understands.


Linklaters set to begin narrowing managing partner shortlist from six to one

13-Aug-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Linklaters’ partnership board has finalised its official shortlist of managing partner candidates to replace Simon Davies when he steps down a year early in January.

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Zurich instructs four top firms to defend $1bn insurance dispute from HSF client SBM

10-Aug-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

An armada of law firms has been drafted in to defend an energy insurance coverage dispute brought by Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) client SBM Offshore.

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Clifford Chance instructed by Pfizer on CMA competition law row

7-Aug-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Clifford Chance is advising pharmaceutical company Pfizer on allegations made by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) that it charged “excessive” prices for an anti-epilepsy drug.


FCA ditches direct representation in favour of Baker & McKenzie on KPMG judicial review

6-Aug-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has instructed Baker & McKenzie in the unprecedented judicial review against accountancy firm KPMG, ditching plans to manage its role in the dispute in-house.


Olswang turns down multi-million pound Google group claim instruction

4-Aug-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Olswang has turned down an instruction on a multimillion-pound group claim against Google, despite representing the claimants in a similar test case against the technology giant.


Cartwright King client Hayes convicted of Libor rigging

3-Aug-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Cartwright King client Tom Hayes has been found guilty in Southwark Crown Court of rigging global Libor interest rates.

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Fladgate replaced by Signature Litigation in third lawyer swap on £4bn RBS shareholder row

3-Aug-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Fladgate has been replaced by Signature Litigation on the £4bn battle between the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and its shareholders.


Bristows to battle Olswang in Supreme Court over London Google lawsuit

31-Jul-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Bristows client Google has won permission to appeal a recent Court of Appeal (CoA) ruling that said British users can sue the technology giant in the UK.

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Olswang turns away instruction on multi-million pound Google group claim


Olswang has turned down an instruction on a multimillion-pound group claim against Google, despite representing the claimants in a similar test case against the technology giant.

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Angling Trust and WWF hook up to bring judicial review over water pollution

27-Aug-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Environmental charity WWF and the Angling Trust have turned to Matrix Chambers to bring a judicial review against the Government over its failure to protect English waterways from agricultural pollution.

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After the storm: professional indemnity


Our panel of experts discuss demand for cross-border protection plans, the rise in case complexity and implications of the new SRA discussion paper.

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The Newman Arms, W1


No, it’s not the Newman Street Tavern, a hop skip and a jump away, around the corner, on Newman Street but it’s confusing to your average punter, this two Newman-named gastropub malarkey.

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