Mishcon wins right to bring judicial review proceedings against KPMG


There has been a lot of talk about judicial review recently in the light of the coalition Government’s reforms – which could be reversed if Labour wins next week’s election.

Ropes launches City litigation practice in London


Ropes & Gray, one of the fastest-growing US firms in London, has hired K&L Gates’ disputes partner Thomas Ross as a key part of its plans to launch a commercial litigation practice in London.

Gateley hit by multi-million pound professional negligence suit from property development client


Property developer EPG has instructed DLA Piper to sue Gateley for breach of contract and professional negligence.

Hausfeld retained by Guardian Care Homes to sue Lloyds Bank for a second time


Hausfeld will face Hogan Lovells as its client Guardian Care Homes takes Lloyds Bank to court  over interest rates derivatives mis-selling, despite reaching a settlement with the bank in 2011 over Libor-rate manipulation claims.

Mr Justice Eder in talks to return to private practice following resignation


Eder J took early retirement from the bench on Wednesday (1 April) after just four years’ service, and is in talks to return to his former set, Essex Court

Litigation Briefings

Nominating adjudicators – what not to put in the application form, take two download subscription

Gateley 1-May-2015

If a name is included on the form and the individual does not have a genuine conflict of interest the decision could be unenforceable.

Cross-border insolvency: who can apply for the opening of a secondary procedure? download subscription

NCTM 1-May-2015

The ECJ has held a secondary insolvency proceeding in the member state where the debtor has its registered office may be opened at the request of creditors entitled under the law of that state. 

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The Sheriffs Office 1-May-2015

Relieve the burden on bailiffs; the first in a series of changes The Sheriffs Office would like to see in the regulatory review. 

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Barclays tops forex spend among UK banks with £2.5bn legal costs in Q1

1-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Barclays set aside an additional £800m in the first quarter of 2015 to cover investigations and litigation related to foreign exchange rigging, its Q1 results reveal.


Exclusive: Gibson Dunn Dubai partner Peter Gray exits firm

1-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Suspended Gibson Dunn & Crutcher partner Peter Gray has officially left the firm, The Lawyer understands.

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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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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.

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