Ropes launches City litigation practice in London


Ropes & Gray, one of the fastest-growing US firms in London, has hired K&L Gates’ disputes partner Thomas Ross as a key part of its plans to launch a commercial litigation practice in London.

Gateley hit by multi-million pound professional negligence suit from property development client


Property developer EPG has instructed DLA Piper to sue Gateley for breach of contract and professional negligence.

Hausfeld retained by Guardian Care Homes to sue Lloyds Bank for a second time


Hausfeld will face Hogan Lovells as its client Guardian Care Homes takes Lloyds Bank to court  over interest rates derivatives mis-selling, despite reaching a settlement with the bank in 2011 over Libor-rate manipulation claims.

Mr Justice Eder in talks to return to private practice following resignation


Eder J took early retirement from the bench on Wednesday (1 April) after just four years’ service, and is in talks to return to his former set, Essex Court

Djibouti: Gibson Dunn partner found to have ‘deliberately misled court’


Gibson Dunn & Crutcher has suspended Dubai partner Peter Gray and removed him from its website after he was found to have deliberately misled the court in a 2013 case between the Republic of Djibouti and wealthy businessman, Abdourahman Boreh, on Monday.

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French dawn raids violated fundamental rights, ECHR rules download subscription

Eversheds 24-Apr-2015

Ruling has significant consequences on dawn raids by French competition authorities, who must now be sure to exclude privileged and unrelated documents.

Construction: adjudicator’s decision is not just ‘interim-binding’ download subscription

Shepherd and Wedderburn 24-Apr-2015

The Technology and Construction Court recently discussed whether an adjudicator’s decision was finally binding.

Assos v Asos: no to a further appeal download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 24-Apr-2015

CoA also rejects invitations from the parties to refer various questions of law to Europe.

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Weil Gotshal and McDermott advise on Barclay brothers' Claridges sale

24-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Weil Gotshal & Manges and McDermott Will & Emery have acted on the Barclay brothers’ sale of Claridges, the Berkeley and the Connaught to Qatar-owned Constellation Hotels, ending years of litigation concerning the ownership of the hotels.

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Exclusive: Launch lawyers for Jenner's London office revealed as litigation trio from Dechert

24-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Chicago-headquartered Jenner & Block, which last month confirmed its plans to open in London, is hiring three lawyers from Dechert.

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Litigation – A travesty of justice?

23-Mar-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Proponents of reforms to judicial review claim they will deter ‘frivolous’ cases but the legal profession is worried about the effect on access to justice. 

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Silk appointments 2015 – Why be a QC?

16-Feb-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

As 93 newly-appointed QCs celebrate this week, we talk to seven of the successful applicants to find out what has driven them to go for silk.

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