Enyo Law becomes third firm to take on small businesses claim against RBS


The group of small businesses planning to sue the Royal Bank of Scotland’s global restructuring group (RBS-GRG) has switched its advisers for the second time, with Enyo Law taking over from Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan.

Blow for Law Society as High Court throws out judicial review into legal aid


Today’s High Court decision to uphold the Lord Chancellor’s criminal legal aid reforms following a judicial review is disappointing news for the Law Society, which has vowed to take its fight against criminal legal aid cuts to the Court ...

Rosneft sanctions case against UK Government heads to European courts


Russia’s annexation of the Crimea last year and the ensuing, ongoing Ukraine crisis has had an impact on many individuals and corporates.

MP report accuses MoJ of playing catch-up with civil legal aid reform


Less than a month after The Law Society’s appeal against legal aid cuts reached the courts, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has been hit with a damning report ...

Mammoth court battles top The Lawyer’s must-watch list in 2015


This year’s top 20 cases demonstrate how much the English High Court has become a global litigation centre, with litigants from all over the world to battle cases in London.

Litigation Briefings

Constructor made mistake of law, not fact: convicted of OHSA charge download subscription

Dentons 4-Mar-2015

A constructor that argued the ‘mistake of fact’ due diligence defence was instead found to have made a ‘mistake of law’ and was convicted of a charge under the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

Can you compare the Mayweather-Pacquaio fight to a property deal? download subscription

Gateley 4-Mar-2015

Gateley asks: ”Are there any similarities between negotiating an international super fight and a simple contract requiring a landlord to carry out some building works for a tenant?”

Notable insolvency cases: February 2015 download subscription

11 Stone Buildings 4-Mar-2015

11 Stone Buildings’ insolvency specialists shortlist notable cases and summarise the case background and judgement in an easily digestible ‘Cases Alerter’ format for Corporate Rescue and Insolvency .

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Gibson Dunn partner admits "serious misjudgment" in handling of Djibouti case

5-Mar-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher partner Peter Gray has admitted making a number of mistakes and getting litigation strategy “spectacularly wrong” under cross-examination in the High Court.


Boutique boom continues as Freshfields litigators quit Moscow office to go it alone

5-Mar-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer litigation partner Maxim Kulkov has left the firm along with a team of lawyers to set up a Moscow-based dispute resolution boutique.

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Special report: Silk appointments 2015 – Why be a QC?

16-Feb-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

As 93 newly-appointed QCs celebrate this week, we talk to seven of the successful applicants to find out what has driven them to go for silk.


Special report: litigation funding – From alternative to mainstream


Litigation funding continues to gain in popularity and the market is diversifying.

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