Clerking restructures, Russian tycoons and George Clooney


Doughty Street predictably made a big splash this week due to the wedding of George Clooney and human rights barrister Amal Alamuddin . The set was forced to upgrade its website due to a flood in hits after the couple got engaged earlier this year.

Doughty Street faces further public law exit


Doughty Street is feeling a draught once again as another public silk walks out of the door, with Paul Bowen QC quitting for Brick Court Chambers.

RBS faces second shareholder battle as Clydes drafted in


Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is already facing a fair share of litigation brought by shareholders , with a £4bn battle brought by investors in a £12bn rights issue looming.

A summer of settlements ends Clydes, Lehman battles


You wait all year for a big case to settle then two come at once.

News International scandal not over yet for NI lawyers


The phone-hacking scandal came to a dramatic conclusion last month with Andy Coulson jailed for 18 months over conspiracy to hack phones

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DLA Piper triumphs for Natwest and RBS in mis-selling case

2-Oct-2014 | By Kate Beioley

DLA Piper has fought off a derivatives mis-selling case for Natwest and the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) which were found to have given “negligent but not actionable” advice to family property company Crestsign.

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Competition boutique Hausfeld launches in Brussels with hire of Michelin GC Geelhand

1-Oct-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Claimant litigation firm Hausfeld has hired Michelin Group Europe general counsel Laurent Geelhand to launch a Brussels office.

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Litigation funding peer panel: Beyond acceptance

15-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Third-party funding is gaining credibility and more firms are willing to get in on the provider act, developing the market further

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Special Report: Environment – Air pressure

1-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

A fight to take the UK to task for breaching air pollution limits has reached Europe’s highest court, but such action could be harder to achieve in future

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