British Airways, Mr Justice Peter Smith, and the case of the lost luggage


Emerald Supplies & Ors v British Airways & Ors was already shaping up to be one of the biggest litigation battles for decades

Lloyds and PwC instruct lawyers to defend “conspiracy to cause loss” claim


PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and Lloyds Bank have drafted in lawyers to defend a multimillion-pound professional negligence claim brought by a Leeds car auction company.

CoA updates case timetables for first time in a decade after row over year-long delays on hearings


The Court of Appeal (CoA) has revised its guidelines for hear-by dates for the first time in over a decade in order to give lawyers a more “reliable timescale” for hearings.

HSF arbitration heavyweight Weiniger QC departs for Linklaters


Herbert Smith Freehills international arbitration expert Matthew Weiniger QC will join Linklaters this autumn, just one year after taking silk

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


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

Litigation Briefings

Terms and conditions: how to get it right download subscription

Bates Wells Braithwaite 29-Jul-2015

Group similar provisions together in a single document is among the tips offered here.

New Small Business Commissioner to tackle late payments download subscription

B P Collins 29-Jul-2015

Hopes to save SMEs money on court disputes too.

Application of the law is failing children online download subscription

Schillings 29-Jul-2015

Laws are not being routinely applied due to a lack of practical know-how.

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GMB hires Leigh Day for employment action against Uber

29-Jul-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Transport workers’ union the GMB has instructed Leigh Day to bring an employment claim against taxi-booking service Uber, arguing that it is in breach of a duty to provide drivers with basic employment rights.


Four High Court judges elevated to Court of Appeal

29-Jul-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

The judiciary has named four new Court of Appeal (CoA) judges, including two with less than 10 years’ experience on the bench.

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Litigation Analysis


Call for back-up: firms disclose challenges of e-discovery


Better vendor support is high on the wish list of our e-disclosure panellists, while predictive coding has yet to gain the trust of UK clients and lawyers


Offshore cases, January-June 2015


The offshore cases so far this year.

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