Amar Mehta

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

Mishcon client granted freezing order in bitter fight over Turkish funds

The High Court has delivered another blow to businessman Hamdi Akin Ipek, after it granted a freezing injunction that prevents him from using funds held by a Turkish mining conglomerate. Ipek wanted to use millions of Koza Ltd’s funds to pay for a personal international arbitration dispute between him and the Republic of Turkey. Following […]

Court sides with Womble Bond Dickinson in dispute over tycoon fine

Business tycoon Philip Day has failed in a bid to make his former solicitors at Womble Bond Dickinson stump up the bill for his £450,000 fine imposed in 2017 by the Crown Court. Day was accused of causing the unauthorised cutting down of 43 trees and subsequent construction of a vehicle track in Cumbria. Criminal […]

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Coronavirus: What the courts are doing

With coronavirus restrictions disrupting all aspects of society, it has been a challenging time for everybody – not least the judiciary system. So far, a number of courtrooms have been instructed to hear cases remotely or to adjourn hearings, however, there is no set rule yet applied to all of the UK’s courts. The Employment […]

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Coronavirus: SDT adjourns hearings until April

The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal is set to close its doors for almost three weeks, as the tribunal takes precautions in light of coronavirus. The tribunal has adjourned all substantive hearings which were due to take place between March 23 and April 9, with hearings scheduled for this week set to go ahead. The Lawyer understands that […]

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Withers rebuked by SRA over firm’s training programme

Withers has been told to pay the costs of an investigation run by the Solicitors Regulation Authority over whether it provided appropriate anti-money laundering training to employees. The firm was investigated by the regulator after it emerged that staff employed at the firm between June 2017 and October 2019 were not regularly given training into […]

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Coronavirus: Silk ceremony to go ahead today

Despite several major events being postponed and law firms telling staff to work from home, the Queen’s Counsel Appointments has remained defiant and said the silks ceremony today will go ahead as planned. The QCA said it had consulted Public Health England (PHE) about the event and were told there was “no reason to cancel” […]

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