Unitech wins latest round in David and Goliath Deutsche fight


Indian property company Unitech has scored another blow against Deutsche Bank, in the latest in its David and Goliath battle against the bank.

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.

Litigation Briefings

Duties of private trustees download subscription

Winckworth Sherwood 20-Oct-2014

A private trustee’s duties can be onerous and it is important that a trustee is aware of them before accepting the office of trustee.

Employment Update — shared parental leave; constructive unfair dismissal; flexible working Q&A; fixed-term contracts; and more download subscription

Bates Wells Braithwaite 20-Oct-2014

Bates Wells Braithwaite has released the autumn 2014 issue of its Employment Update.

Court of appeal authoritatively confirms fraudulent devices rule weblink subscription

Ince & Co 20-Oct-2014

The Court of Appeal has ruled in underwriters’ favour regarding the use of a fraudulent device by an assured in connection with the presentation of an insurance claim.

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Judgment Call


Judgment call: 2 December



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Litigation News


Facebook sues DLA for "fraudulent lawsuit"; DLA slams tech giant's 'intimidation' tactics

21-Oct-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Facebook has launched a lawsuit against DLA Piper and a raft of US law firms alleging they represented a fraudulent claimant pursuing Facebook for 50 per cent ownership of the social network.

High Court

Specsavers triumphs in Asda trademark battle after switching from Eversheds to HGF Law

20-Oct-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Specsavers has triumphed in a five-year trademark battle which went all the way to the European Court of Justice, having switched from Eversheds and Blackstone Chambers’ silk Michael Bloch QC to HGF Law and 8 New Square’s James Mellor.

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Litigation Analysis

Gib crumbles

Marrache: A hard time on the Rock

13-Oct-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Gibraltar’s Marrache case has been staggeringly expensive and bitterly disruptive, embroiling government and financial authorities in the scandal. Will the jurisdiction emerge stronger as a result?


Special report: Litigation and arbitration – Is London a victim of its own success?


The advance of boutiques and the emergence of regional centres such as San José and Singapore are putting the capital’s primacy to the test

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