Annabel Tinson

Annabel joined The Lawyer in May 2022 as a reporter. She primarily covers litigation and the Bar. You can follow her on both LinkedIn and Twitter.

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In court this week: Trains, Spain and London’s ExCel

Justin Gutmann’s boundary fares class action trial begins The trial in the class action regarding rail fares, brought by class representative Justin Gutmann, kicks off today (17 June) in the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) for three weeks with a further week in reserve. Gutmann, represented by Charles Lyndon, alleges that the defendant rail companies abused […]

HSF settles lawsuit brought by ex-KPMG partner

Herbert Smith Freehills has settled a lawsuit that was set to go to trial tomorrow (11 June) for 10 days, brought by the former head of restructuring at KPMG Singapore. Claimant Graham Martin filed the case in April 2022, alleging that a HSF partner employed by Martin in 2017 told KPMG about his debts without […]

Recruiters depart Bar search firm to launch rival agency

A group of recruiters have departed from Chambers recruitment agency ABC Chambers Solutions, leaving the company with two dedicated recruiters. ABC was launched in 2012 by former clerk Bill Conner and is one of the few central recruitment agencies in the market for Chambers staff and barristers, alongside GRL Legal and Chambers People. The Lawyer […]

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Pogust Goodhead accounts overdue by two months

Specialist class action firm Pogust Goodhead is late to file its accounts, but has said it is “in contact” with Companies House and that the “matter will be resolved shortly.” The firm is known for securing a settlement in the 2022 Volkswagen emissions group litigation as well as taking 14 car manufacturers to court over […]

One Essex Court silks to take hot seat at Post Office Inquiry

Lord Grabiner KC, the former head of One Essex Court (OEC), and colleague Anthony de Garr Robinson KC are set to be quizzed in the Post Office Horizon IT Inquiry tomorrow. The two barristers, both long-time legal heavyweights, were instructed by Womble Bond Dickinson to defend the Post Office in the High Court group litigation […]

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In court this week: Manchester City, Serco and HSF

Manchester City goes to war with the Premier League Manchester City’s two week case against the Premier League is set to kick off today in London. The four-in-a-row champions launched arbitral proceedings against the governing body back in February, challenging the League’s own rules. Manchester City has long been battling the League over various matters […]

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Spotlight: Bates Wells gears up for the 2024 general election

As the 2024 general election draws ever closer, this week on Spotlight we check out the politics, elections and campaigning practice at Bates Wells & Braithwaite. The market: In 2015, amendments to the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 caused a chill across the non-party campaigning sector. The new rules, which especially applied to third-party […]


LCM backs Amazon “Buy Box” collective action for second time

Third-party funder Litigation Capital Management (LCM) has thrown its hat in the ring for the second time to back a £1bn class action against Amazon regarding its “Buy Box” feature. In November 2022, it was announced that Hausfeld would be bringing a collective action against Amazon on behalf of 50 million consumers represented by class […]

Beyond the Bubble: Lester Aldridge’s big London play

South: A couple of weeks ago Lester Aldridge and Mackrell Solicitors announced their forthcoming merger. Beyond the Bubble, in association with LexisNexis, caught up with the former firm’s managing partner Matthew Barrow to get the lowdown on what it means for the two firms. For South Coast firm Lester Aldridge, this is very much a move […]


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