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.

Victory for Hogan Lovells in LME nickel trades dispute

Hogan Lovells has secured a victory for the London Metal Exchange (LME) after US-based hedge fund Elliott Associates and energy trading company Jane Street Management brought a novel judicial review that sought damages for cancelled nickel trades. On 8 March, an unprecedented spike in the price of nickel during the early hours of trading drove […]

Spotlight: Forsters hedges bets on property disputes

This week on The Lawyer’s Litigation Tracker, we laser in on Forsters‘ property litigation group, one of the firm’s fastest-growing teams. Earlier this year, the group secured a win in the Supreme Court against Tate Modern for its clients, residents of nearby luxury apartments, in a high-profile dispute over Tate’s viewing platform. The market: Property litigation is an exciting area to […]


In court this week: SFO, Marks & Clerk and Atlas Mara

Possible High Court opt-out group action heads to Court of Appeal Heading to the Court of Appeal on Tuesday (21 November) for two days is the group action case brought by the Commission Recovery Limited (CRL) against IP law firm Marks & Clerk and its affiliated partnership, Long Acre Renewals. In February 2023, the High […]

Tax advice

Claim Spotter: Property tycoon’s ex-wife files Axiom Ince claim

Suit filed against legacy Axiom Ince business The ex-wife of billionaire property tycoon Asif Aziz, the founder and chief executive of Criterion Capital, is suing the legacy business of Axiom Ince for alleged negligent tax advice, The Lawyer understands. According to the public filing system, Candey, on behalf of Asif’s ex-wife Tagilde Aziz, filed the professional […]

Serious Fraud Office

Nine raids and seven arrests: SFO opens Axiom Ince probe

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has launched a criminal investigation into Axiom Ince today, arresting seven individuals and conducting searches across nine sites. Administrators were appointed earlier this month to handle the fallout from the collapsed firm. Axiom Ince was formed this year after legacy Axiom DWFM bought Ince and Plexus out of administration. A few months […]

Norton Rose Fulbright office 2022

Norton Rose Fulbright splashes half of its cash reserves 

Norton Rose Fulbright has splashed half of its net cash on investing in its offices, IT, legal tech tools and training, according to the firm and its latest LLP accounts. For the year ending April 2022, the firm had £47.1m cash in the bank for its Europe, Middle East and Asia (EMEA) operations. The firm’s cash […]

In court this week: Amazon and mammoth water case

£150m water company case heads to the Chancery Division Starting on Wednesday (15 November) for six weeks is the case brought by 100 property search companies against most major water companies, including Northumbrian Water, Anglican Water, United Utilities and South West Water, to name a few.  Over several years, the claimants bought environmental searches from […]

National pro bono week: Quinn and Covington lawyers take on Russia

It has been 625 days since Vladimir Putin appeared in a televised broadcast and addressed Ukraine, Russia and the international community to say he would be conducting “a special military operation.”  Putin has refused to call it anything but since then. What we did see on that day was, in fact, the largest military invasion […]

Oil rig

Shell fights back: Norton Rose leads multimillion-pound lawsuit against Greenpeace protest damages

Norton Rose Fulbright is representing Shell in a lawsuit valued in the millions against Greenpeace, as the energy giant seeks damages following January’s protest when environmental activists occupied one of its oil and gas platforms at sea. Shell initially hired Vinson & Elkins to serve Greenpeace with several injunctions last February to stop more protestors from boarding […]