Courts hot up with bumper billionaire judgments


It has been a week of big-ticket cases in disputes land, with property tycoon Vincent Tchenguiz ending his £200m battle with the Serious Fraud Office

Stewarts Law settles claim but fight continues for lawyer duo


There was concern across the profession last year after two Stewarts Law lawyers were struck off following a private prosecution. It was a legal first

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

Litigation Briefings

European Commission fines Servier and five generic companies for curbing entry of cheaper versions of cardiovascular medicine download subscription

DLA Piper 1-Aug-2014

The European Commission has imposed fines totalling €427.7m on the French pharmaceutical company Servier and five producers of generic medicines.

Letter from America: NY High Court to address continuing vitality of ‘separate entity’ rule for international banks with New York branches download subscription

DLA Piper 1-Aug-2014

This September, New York’s highest court will consider an issue of significant interest to international banks with a New York presence.

UK HR e-briefing: EAT to hear holiday pay and overtime cases download subscription

Eversheds 1-Aug-2014

The EAT will embark on a three-day hearing that represents a significant stage for the cases that will determine the fate of overtime in relation to holiday pay.

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Litigation News


Mishcon faces £66k damages bill after banker's prof neg claim

31-Jul-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Mishcon de Reya will pay over £66,000 in damages and interest to a former client after partially losing a professional negligence case in the High Court.


SFO settles Tchenguiz battle for £4.5m

31-Jul-2014 | By Kate Beioley

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has agreed a £1.5m out of court settlement with Robert Tchenguiz, bringing a final close to its £300m battle with the two brothers.

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Litigation Analysis


Special report: E-disclosure – Trials and tribulations

28-Jul-2014 | By Kate Beioley

The Jackson reforms have left litigators negotiating the line between over and under-disclosure, while some are using the confusion as a strategic device


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

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