RBS faces second shareholder battle as Clydes drafted in


Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is already facing a fair share of litigation brought by shareholders , with a £4bn battle brought by investors in a £12bn rights issue looming.

A summer of settlements ends Clydes, Lehman battles


You wait all year for a big case to settle then two come at once.

News International scandal not over yet for NI lawyers


The phone-hacking scandal came to a dramatic conclusion last month with Andy Coulson jailed for 18 months over conspiracy to hack phones

The bar: divided but still ruling


The bar is headed for a fractured future and commercial stars are soaring ahead, according to The Lawyer’s cover feature this week

Courts hot up with bumper billionaire judgments


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

Litigation Briefings

Disclosure of confidential information to a prospective buyer and directors’ duties download subscription

Kemp Little 19-Sep-2014

A recent High Court case has emphasised the need for investors to ensure that confidentially clauses in shareholders’ agreement are drafted correctly. 

Insolvent tenants: administrators to ‘pay for what they use’ download subscription

Winckworth Sherwood 19-Sep-2014

The Court of Appeal has held that administrators must make payment in respect of rent for any period during which he retains possession of the demised property.

How intellectual property issues are affecting retailers weblink subscription

Walker Morris 18-Sep-2014

The courts have decided a number of high-profile cases this summer in which retailers have been involved in intellectual property disputes.

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The Akin deal is done, but what of the five Bingham refuseniks?

19-Sep-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

The much anticipated tie-up between Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld and Bingham McCutcheon’s London office closes only one chapter of speculation over the fate of the US firm.


Quinn Emanuel makes 'work on a beach' associate scheme permanent

19-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan has permanently rolled out its scheme offering associates $2,000 to work anywhere in the world for a week.

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Litigation funding peer panel: Beyond acceptance

15-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Third-party funding is gaining credibility and more firms are willing to get in on the provider act, developing the market further

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Special Report: Environment – Air pressure

1-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

A fight to take the UK to task for breaching air pollution limits has reached Europe’s highest court, but such action could be harder to achieve in future

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