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