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
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)
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
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
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.
Squatters’ rights — does crime pay? download subscription
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
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
The summer edition of Eversheds’ UK Pensions Agenda is out. It summarises 10 key issues affecting UK pension plans and plan sponsors.
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.
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.
The latest offshore deals comprise a few firsts, including a groundbreaking hybrid mutual in Bermuda and the largest ever catastrophe bond issuance
What do you do when you fail to win a panel place for reasons you think are “inexplicable”? Sue?