Boutiques call for arbitrators as LCIA adapts


With arbitrators fleeing firms for boutiques and new rules expected from the LCIA any day it’s an exciting time to be in the settlement business

Tchenguiz takes £300m SFO battle to Stephenson Harwood


Stephenson Harwood litigators will be celebrating this week after edging Shearman & Sterling off the £300m courtroom battle between the Tchenguiz brothers and the Serious Fraud Office (SFO)

The great Jackson debate


It was in late 2008 that the then Master of the Rolls Lord Clarke set in motion a route to reform aimed at cracking down on spiralling litigation costs. Lord Justice Jackson was to propose that regime and the courts were to impose and enforce it

Tenancy numbers take a tumble


 While some areas of the civil bar are thriving, there is little doubt that others are fighting for survival. Nowhere is this more obvious than at the junior end of the profession

Quinn guilty of too much contact in Apple, Nokia leaks


The rivalries between smartphone giants Samsung, Apple and Nokia are well known but Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan was condemned for going too far this month.

Litigation Briefings

Squatters’ rights — does crime pay? download subscription

Gateley 22-Jul-2014

The High Court has recently held that an adverse possession claim can be based on criminal trespass.

Judge Stark overhauls patent practices in District of Delaware: 10 key changes download subscription

DLA Piper 22-Jul-2014

The same day he took the reins as chief judge for the District of Delaware, Judge Leonard P Stark substantially overhauled his patent practices. 

UK Pensions Agenda — July 2014: issues affecting pension plans and plan sponsors download subscription

Eversheds 22-Jul-2014

The summer edition of Eversheds’ UK Pensions Agenda is out. It summarises 10 key issues affecting UK pension plans and plan sponsors.

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Judgment Call


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Gray's Inn Tax Chambers suffers fifth exit in three months after Devereux raid

22-Jul-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Gray’s Inn Tax Chambers (GITC) has seen three silks walk out in the last three months, with Devereux becoming the latest to add a member from the set.

High Court

Billionaire oligarch switches from Sidley to HSF for mammoth hotel battle

21-Jul-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Naomi Campbell’s oligarch ex Vladislav Doronin has dropped Sidley Austin for Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) for the latest round of his High Court battle with his business partners.

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Litigation Analysis


Offshore: Deals and cases Q2 2014


The latest offshore deals comprise a few firsts, including a groundbreaking hybrid mutual in Bermuda and the largest ever catastrophe bond issuance


Panel punch-up: DWF and the panel-place High Court case

11-Jul-2014 | By Kate Beioley

What do you do when you fail to win a panel place for reasons you think are “inexplicable”? Sue?

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