Olswang turns away instruction on multi-million pound Google group claim


Olswang has turned down an instruction on a multimillion-pound group claim against Google, despite representing the claimants in a similar test case against the technology giant.

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

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Gateley Plc 27-Aug-2015

Being sued is bad, but it’s worse if you are running up substantial costs in defending a claim while in fear that the claimant may not have the means to compensate you if you win.

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Walker Morris 27-Aug-2015

Civil litigation in recent years has been dominated by cases and commentary concerned with costs, court fees, procedure and proportionality.

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Shoosmiths 27-Aug-2015

The law provides that if you would like to move a child from their main country of residence, the consent of the other person with parental rights should be obtained first.

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Tesco instructs Freshfields to defend raft of shareholder group claims

28-Aug-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Tesco has instructed Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer to defend it against a number of shareholder group claims set to hit the London courts next year, The Lawyer understands.


Angling Trust and WWF hook up to bring judicial review over water pollution

27-Aug-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Environmental charity WWF and the Angling Trust have turned to Matrix Chambers to bring a judicial review against the Government over its failure to protect English waterways from agricultural pollution.

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After the storm: professional indemnity


Our panel of experts discuss demand for cross-border protection plans, the rise in case complexity and implications of the new SRA discussion paper.


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

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