Lancs cricket club instructs RPC on interest rate swaps claim against RBS and NatWest

1-Jul-2015

Lancashire County Cricket Club has instructed RPC to bring a legal challenge against NatWest and RBS over interest rate mis-selling.

Litigation Weekly: Supreme Court throws out QASA appeal

24-Jun-2015

The Supreme Court has rejected a bid to quash the introduction of a new competency assessment for criminal barristers known as the Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates (QASA). 

Mishcon de Reya’s Kevin Gold: “We like suing banks”

17-Jun-2015

Mishcon managing partner Kevin Gold has vetoed the firm joining any further bank panels in a bid to ensure growth of its banking litigation practice.

Former GFH GC Haigh faces criminal embezzlement charges after Dubai hearing escalated

10-Jun-2015

 Ex-Leeds United chief David Haigh will face embezzlement and breach of trust charges in Dubai after his case was escalated by the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) to the Dubai criminal courts last week.

Freshfields, HSF and Skadden launch judicial review for tobacco giant clients

3-Jun-2015

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Herbert Smith Freehills and Skadden Arps Slate Meager & Flom have ...

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FCA swaps review: has the independent reviewer fulfilled its function to ensure a fair and reasonable outcome? download subscription

Collyer Bristow 2-Jul-2015

Holmcroft Properties’ case was included in the review process which the FCA agreed with Barclays (and other banks) the banks should undertake to provide redress to customers who had been missold IRHP.

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PwC 1-Jul-2015

Corporate intelligence can be used to inform and shape litigation strategy.

GRATA newsletter, June 2015: Forex trading rules; withdrawal of land plots; and founding of arbitration court download subscription

GRATA Law Firm 1-Jul-2015

This newsletter offers information on new Forex trading rules, the procedure of withdrawal of land plots from real estate developers, and the founding of an arbitration court in the sphere of intellectual prope

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Allen & Overy posts sixth year of growth with 4 per cent revenue increase to £1.28bn in 2014/15

2-Jul-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Allen & Overy (A&O) has achieved a sixth consecutive year of growth in 2014/15, increasing its global turnover by 4 per cent from £1.23bn to £1.28bn, while average profit per equity partner (PEP) grew by 8 per cent to £1.21m.

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Travers wins Icelandic challenge for client Kaupthing in £2.2bn Tchenguiz claim

2-Jul-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Defunct Icelandic bank Kaupthing has won its jurisdictional challenge to the High Court to have Vincent Tchenguiz’ £2.2bn claim against it heard in Iceland.

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How professional indemnity shapes up in exceptional circumstances

22-Jun-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

PI insurance does not cover parties for all eventualities.

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Worldly wisdom: Clyde & Co roundtable on global dispute resolution

1-Jun-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

International disputes resolution is growing and it is increasingly important that general counsel, especially in sectors that are not traditionally litigious, learn the various risks of and solutions for handling cross-border disputes.

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