Mammoth court battles top The Lawyer’s must-watch list in 2015


This year’s top 20 cases demonstrate how much the English High Court has become a global litigation centre, with litigants from all over the world to battle cases in London.

Female silk numbers on the up as 93 appointed QC


After months of nail-biting tension, 88 barristers and five solicitor-advocates opened envelopes this week confirming they could add ‘QC’ to their names.

Top litigation cases of 2015


Last year The Lawyer’s top 20 cases were dominated by professional negligence claims, with a number of law firms in the firing line

Bird & Bird in hot water with clients in UK and Germany


What a week for Bird & Bird. First came the news that the firm was facing a £2m professional negligence case over advice given to an investor. Then it emerged that the firm was under fire for its alleged involvement in an €147m embezzlement charge.

DLA Piper dominates as world’s biggest litigation practices revealed


This week saw the publication of The Lawyer Global Litigation Top 50, our unique analysis of the world’s leading litigation practices.

Litigation Briefings

Audit clauses: judgment confirms that drafting clarity is key download subscription

Kemp Little 26-Jan-2015

A recent summary judgment by the High Court serves to highlight the role an audit clause plays when a licensor’s desire to police the use of its intellectual property conflicts with the licensee’s interest in preserving its own confidential information.

Judges concerned by jump in legal fees download subscription

IBB Solicitors 26-Jan-2015

New fees are 25 to 100 times greater than those charged in New York, say senior judges.

‘Noted, with thanks’ precludes the right to come back for a second bite of the drafting cherry download subscription

IBB Solicitors 26-Jan-2015

The recent High Court judgment of Bieber & Ors v Teathers Ltd (in Liquidation) serves as a reminder that a party who intends a settlement offer to be subject to contract should expressly say so.

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Bird & Bird hit by €130m professional negligence claim in Hamburg

26-Jan-2015 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Bird & Bird is facing a €130m (£97.7m) professional negligence claim brought by a group of around 30 German real estate funds, in the latest development in a corruption trial against a former client.


Barclays' head of litigation and investigations Jonathan Peddie to leave bank

23-Jan-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Barclays’ managing director of litigation and investigations Jonathan Peddie is leaving his role at the end of February after nine years.

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The Hot 100 2015: Litigation


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Special report: E-disclosure – Gathering clouds


Gaining access to data from cloud servers in multiple jurisdictions is adding to the complexity and cost of e-disclosure.

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