James Willer

News from James Willer. James was a senior research analyst at The Lawyer until January 2019.

Our taxonomy explained

Our sector taxonomy explained Our sector taxonomy was constructed following three key principles: Using a recognised standardised classification system Enabling detailed classification of companies and non-corporate organisations Aligning with the key features of litigations in the UK We based our sector taxonomy on the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS), a recognised and widely accepted classification […]

Research methodology

The league tables and analysis in the Litigation Tracker frequently refer to the number of cases and the number of case days. Importantly, this only refers to cases for which a judgment has been handed down. This does not have to be the substantive judgment but incorporates any judgment relating to a case including interlocutory […]

Data points

Case Case name Primary litigation type Secondary litigation type (if applicable) Case status Class action dichotomy Judgment Outcome Court Citation Case number Procedural type (if applicable) Judges Judgment date Hearing date Hearing days Summary Link Parties Claimant/Appellant/Applicant Type (individual or organisation) Name Sector Nationality Barristers representing Chambers representing Law firms representing Solicitors representing Defendant/Respondent Type […]

Michael-Leadbeater

William Hill’s GC on balancing regulation, the gambling boom and social responsibility

As gambling comes under ever-increasing scrutiny from regulators, internal and external colleagues offer invaluable advice to William Hill’s Michael Leadbeater William Hill is one of the UK’s largest betting companies with annual revenues of nearly £2bn. The group employs 16,000 people and has about 2,300 high street shops nationally. The FTSE 250 company has also […]

Litigation Tracker: banking and finance cases reign supreme, report reveals

The Lawyer Litigation Tracker 2017 reveals a ground-breaking year for the English courts, with landmark judgments reached in a number of areas of law that have set precedents and reformulated long-standing legal principles. However, it was also a year in which fewer cases went all the way to judgment. Some 2,412 judgments were tracked by […]

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