RBS litigation spells bad time for bank, good time for litigators


It’s been a month of banking fines and heavy-hitting probes but it looks like the tension wasn’t just between the banks and the regulators.

BLP and Olswang arbitrators join rush to the bar


The revolving door between law firms and the bar is turning again with Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP)’s arbitration head Nic Fletcher QC heading for a new role at 4 New Square and Olswang’s arbitration chief Andrew Aglionby also leaving for a career at the bar.

Mammoth cases cause fireworks in court as year draws to a close


It’s been a big week for litigation, with a number of crucial rulings on cases identified as part of The Lawyer’s top 20 cases earlier this year

Mammoth SFO cases prompt agency to ask for extra cash


The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has, for the second time this year, gone cap-in-hand to the Government asking for more cash

Facebook launches lawsuit against DLA Piper


DLA Piper might be regretting the day it represented internet entrepreneur Paul Ceglia in his doomed claim against Facebook after being hit with a mammoth lawsuit from the social network.

Litigation Briefings

Residential landlords beware of a superstrike download subscription

Gateley 28-Nov-2014

The case of Superstrike indicates that landlords must be careful not to sit on their laurels once a deposit has been sent to a TDS.

Nominating adjudicators — what not to put in the application form download subscription

Gateley 28-Nov-2014

In Eurocom Limited v Siemens Plc, the court had to consider whether an adjudicator’s appointment was invalid because of information provided by the referring party to the RICS in making the application for the appointment of said adjudicator.

Court applications for administration orders — the hurdles download subscription

Gateley 28-Nov-2014

When the relatively straightforward ‘out of court’ route for placing a company into administration is not available, it is necessary to make an application to the court for an administration order.

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Judgment call: 2 December



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RBS turns to Dentons for £30m Libor claim

28-Nov-2014 | By Kate Beioley

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has turned to Dentons to defend it against a £30m claim from Cooke Young & Keidan (CYK) client property developer Property Alliance Group over Libor-related misselling allegations.

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Teacher Stern triumphs against Mishcon's Saudi prince in Supreme Court

26-Nov-2014 | By Kate Beioley

The Supreme Court has thrown out an appeal brought by a Saudi prince over a series of court sanctions in relation to his case against a former shareholder, handing a win to Teacher Stern just months after taking over the mandate from Howard Kennedy. 

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Litigation Analysis


Russia special report: Look the other way

24-Nov-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Western sanctions are making life tough for Russia’s companies and lawyers, so they are forging new links in the East 

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Offshore: deals and cases Q3 2014


Several billion-dollar deals and a number of landmark cases characterised workflows for offshore firms in the third quarter of 2014

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