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Serious money: SFO tots up £18.5m legal bill as Tchenguiz claims escalate


The SFO is still nursing its scars after a bruising Dahdelah trial last month, but the £18.5m price tag on its battle with the Tchenguiz brothers will only ...

BTA Bank v Mukhtar Ablyazov heads to the Supreme Court


The multi-billion pound case vigorously pursued against Addleshaw Goddard client Mukhtar Ablyazov by Kazakhstan’s JSC BTA Bank is set to take a new turn when it reaches the Supreme Court later this year

Taking fraud seriously – the SFO faces new criticisms over Dahdaleh case


It’s no easy task being the Serious Fraud Office (SFO). Fighting multi-million pound blockbuster litigation with an ever-decreasing budget is alarming.

Blackstone’s Dinah Rose triumphs in media v state battle over prince’s letters


It involves the state, the media, the monarchy and the judiciary. No wonder today’s Court of Appeal judgment over Prince Charles’s infamous “spider letters” has racked up headlines.

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14-Apr-2014 | By Matt Byrne

Litigation powerhouse Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan has dropped out of The Lawyer’s annual top 30 international firms in London table this year following the resolution of two of its largest cases during 2013 and a reduction in UK turnover of 28 per cent.

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