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The Lawyer’s annual synopsis of the cases to watch is here; featuring a Hollywood libel dispute, AI-related rows and a mammoth banking claim over forex.
These are The Lawyer’s Top 20 cases to look out for in 2019.
The competition case brought by Peugeot against a a series of the car manufacturer’s former parts suppliers has ended before reaching trial after Macfarlanes client SKF settled out of court. SKF was the remaining defendant from a considerable starting list in a case that had included White & Case, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Brick Court […]
Eversheds Sutherland has settled a professional negligence claim from former client Northern Rock Asset Management (NRAM) before the case was set to be heard in the High Court. The Lawyer had revealed that the £100m case, which was one of The Lawyer’s Top Cases for 2018, was gearing up for a High Court date scheduled for […]
The alleged bribery dispute between former Formula One chief executive Bernie Ecclestone and Bluewaters Communications will go to trial in the High Court in October 2019.
CMS client Lloyds Bank has instructed an additional QC as it gears up to defend itself against a £55m claim over Premier Motorauctions’ liquidation.
The QC acting for Property Alliance Group (PAG) in its £30m dispute with the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has accused the bank of “lowballing” during the trial.
The defendants’ costs in the ongoing dispute between Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone and an investment firm over a decade-long bribery dispute could reach £24m, The Lawyer can reveal.
The Clifford Chance litigation team is finally emerging from its Excalibur nightmare and, under new management, is poised for two big cases, featured in The Lawyer Top 20 Cases 2018.
Public interest cases take centre stage this year, with Uber and the NHS among those to have their day in court. Meanwhile, rows over Harvey Weinstein and Brexit wait in the wings
The Lawyer’s Top 20 Cases 2018 will be published on Monday, detailing the most complex and high-value commercial and public disputes in the English courts this year. But what happened to last year’s top cases?
The Lawyer’s Top 20 Cases of 2017 were released in January, launching 12 months of complex and high-value commercial and criminal disputes in the English courts. Here’s who triumphed and lost in last year’s biggest cases.
Curiosity about the intricacies of being black should not be frowned upon, argues Trowers & Hamlins trainee Tara Smith.
“BAME lawyers should recognise the task at hand is not easy and understand how vital it is not to quit the profession,” says Paul Hastings’ Jennie Dorsaint.
Diversity in all contexts should be enriching. So why does the legal profession appear to still walk on eggshells? Mindsets range from those who feel diversity has been adequately addressed, to those who believe it remains an untapped opportunity. I appreciate that diversity is a layered term that means different things to different people. For […]
Macky O’Sullivan, a senior associate at King & Spalding and recipient of the Rising Star – Professional Services Award at the Black British Business Awards 2019, discusses the importance of role models in helping inspire the next generation.
Debevoise & Plimpton counsel Akima Paul Lambert discusses the opportunity that changed her life.
Hogan Lovells’ Ademola Bamgbose tells of his experiences.
At 50 plus, while not quite an elder statesman, I am certainly at the “experienced” end of the scale. So what have the experiences of nearly 30 years as a Scottish lawyer been? Going back even further than that, university in Glasgow in the late 1980s was undoubtedly fun and pretty liberated. New Romantic fashion […]
‘You are old and straight’ is not how most people are asked to write their Pride story, but this is what happened to me, so perhaps a little context is required. As a white, straight guy of a certain age (okay, 59) I have been fortunate not to have ‘knowingly’ suffered any prejudice, either in […]
With Pride celebrations cancelled this year due to COVID-19 I found myself asking – what does Pride mean to me and, what is my Pride story? When I first started in the legal industry it wasn’t as much a question of being “out in the office” that I struggled with as much as struggling being […]
Let me start by describing my “coming out experience”. It shouldn’t define one’s path but negative experiences shape how one deals with it going forward. Growing up, I never expected to come out. I wanted a family – I wanted to get married and have children, but that was unthinkable for gay men when I […]
Turing’s Law, enacted in 2017, granted a symbolic and long-awaited posthumous pardon to thousands of deceased gay and bisexual men who were convicted or cautioned for certain abolished sex offences in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. However, the legislation does not go far enough to right the wrongs inflicted on thousands of men in the […]
With the benefit of hindsight, coming out at work was surprisingly easy. But it followed a lengthy period of sleepless nights. For a long time I kept my private life completely separate from my career; it was one of those subjects that I never really got drawn into conversations about. I mangled sentences desperately looking […]
Clifford Chance has been crowned Law Firm of the Year 2019 after triumphing at The Lawyer Awards last night. The firm scooped the coveted award after a stellar 12 months defined by a swathe of activity relating to technology and people management. Combining those two areas, it launched the profession’s first ‘lawtech training contract’ leading […]
The full shortlist for The Lawyer Awards 2019, in association with Travelers, has been released, celebrating the best of private practice, in-house and the Bar. This year, over 60 judges from across the industry debated entries from law firms, companies and barristers chambers. Our judging panel includes BT general counsel Sabine Chalmers, Rosenblatt CEO Nicola […]