Once again, The Lawyer’s Hot 100 gathers together the standout lawyers in the UK over the past year – the most daring, innovative and creative lawyers from in-house, private practice and the Bar.
Best in Class celebrates the lawyers breaking ground in the profession. These stars from in-house, private practice and the Bar are featured in The Lawyer’s Hot 100 and Top 20 Cases every year.
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.
A colossal £25bn is in dispute across The Lawyer’s Top 20 Cases of 2017, with disputes featuring major FTSE companies, 46 million British MasterCard users, and Russian multibillionaires.
This year is gearing up to be one of the most lucrative ever for the UK disputes market, with a record £25bn in dispute across The Lawyer’s Top 20 Cases 2017.
As Black History Month draws to a close, Citigroup’s Musonda Kapotwe offers some final thoughts.
Some of the lawyers we’ve interviewed over the course of Black History Month 2017 give their thoughts on where the profession stands with respect to diversity. There is so much talk about diversity now. Is there enough action to match the talk? Esi Eshun, deputy head of legal division, UK Export Finance: So many institutions […]
Claudius Sokenu left London for New York in pursuit of a legal career. He talks about the path he took, and the differences between the UK and the US when it comes to diversity in law.
Weightmans partner Paul McFarlane talks about how he went from a childhood in a south London council flat to partnership in a top 50 law firm.
In the latest in The Lawyer’s series for Black History Month, Esi Eshun, deputy head of legal at UK Export Finance, talks about her career so far. What’s your background? Did you always want to be a lawyer and how did you first enter the profession? I have a true science background and early on […]
As part of The Lawyer’s Black History Month series Tobi Rufus, executive director in the legal department at Goldman Sachs International, talks about his experience.
CMS’s Adam Greaves on the shift in attitudes between 1980s AIDS related hatred of gay men to the near normalisation of gay issues today.
Solicitor apprentice Hal Donovan gives his take on LGBT in law as one of the newest entrants to the profession.
Luke Williams’ introduction to the profession was a tough one, but working in legal education has proved a heartening experience.
Want to set up an LGBT+ network but don’t know how to start? Gavin Williams of Osborne Clarke has some advice about how to go about it.
The murder of an LGBT man in the 1950s had repercussions for Chris Williams, now a business services manager at BCLP.
Elaine Penrose is a partner at Hogan Lovells. I joined Hogan Lovells (or Lovell White Durrant as it then was) as a trainee solicitor in 2000 and have been a partner in the financial services litigation team since 2012. When I joined the firm, most of my fellow trainees knew that I was a lesbian […]
Creating a discernible and identifiable culture is no mean feat; creating one worthy of Law Firm of the Year is even harder. At a breakfast roundtable in the heart of the City, The Lawyer and Travelers spoke to those shortlisted for the top prize about how they cultivate, maintain and progress something so intangible. A […]
Today The Lawyer reveals the shortlist for The Lawyer Awards 2018, in association with Travelers, the legal industry’s biggest night of the year. This year, over 70 judges across private practice, in-house and the Bar debated entries from a record number of law firms and companies to narrow down the shortlist for the 28 categories. Our panel of judges […]