Amar Mehta

Amar Mehta is a reporter working on Litigation Tracker news and analyses. He joined The Lawyer in March 2019. He tweets @TheLawyerAmar

Bailed-out Russian bank wins damages row with former shareholders

Russia’s National Bank Trust has succeeded in its dispute against former shareholders, in a judgment that has taken over a year to be handed down. The case against six former shareholders first reared its head in 2017, when the new owners of the bank instructed Steptoe & Johnson to commence litigation proceedings against the shareholders […]

DACB raids Spanish firm for 20-lawyer group hire

DAC Beachcroft continues its Spanish expansion, as it gains a 20-lawyer team in Madrid from local firm Asjusa Abogados. The firm has integrated its Spanish office with lawyers joining from Asjusa, a boutique insurance and civil responsibility firm – specialising in Spanish healthcare law. Three partners and 20 lawyers – specialising in professional liability and […]

Santiago

Clydes expands South American presence with first Chilean venture

Clyde & Co has made its first venture into Chile after entering into an association with local firm Grasty Quintana Majlis. The association will see the firms work together, refer matters and provide an integrated service to existing clients in the region and globally – the focus will be on the insurance, construction and infrastructure, […]

Metropolitan police

Barrister calls on Hodge Jones & Allen after hospital protest

A Garden Court barrister is launching legal action against the Metropolitan Police after he was arrested at a university hospital protest this week. Franck Magennis was attending a protest at London’s St George’s University hospital when police officers arrested him. He was showing support for security guards at the hospital, who are on strike in […]

wales

Linklaters and Slaughters win panel places for Welsh Water

Linklaters, Eversheds Sutherland and Slaughter and May are among the ten firms to have secured contracts for DWR Cymru Cyfyngedig, or Welsh Water. A total of 24 contracts have been awarded – with six going to Eversheds. The firm has been awarded contracts in corporate, employment, competition, data protection, construction and health and safety. Both […]

Essex Court secures double hire from Matrix

Despite successfully winning Samira Ahmed’s landmark discrimination case today, Matrix Chambers has also lost two of its barristers this week to Essex Court. Alison Macdonald QC and Angeline Welsh have both decamped to join magic circle set Essex Court. This comes just days after Henderson Chambers announced Jason Housden will be joining as its new […]

bbc

Matrix secures victory over BBC in Samira Ahmed’s discrimination claim

Reed Smith has failed to secure a win for the BBC in the employment tribunal, as judges sided with news presenter Samira Ahmed in a discrimination claim against the corporation. Ahmed, instructing Thompsons Solicitors, argued that the BBC owed her almost £700,000 of backpay because of the difference in pay between her show Newswatch and […]

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