Spotlight: Fieldfisher’s commercial crime team is one to stake out

This week on The Lawyer’s Litigation Tracker, we examine Fieldfisher’s young commercial crime team comprising “blood and guts” crime lawyers and civil fraud specialists as they bolster their reputation in this highly active space. The market: It’s an exciting time to be a commercial crime lawyer. The new director of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) Nick Ephgrave is […]


The Hearing: Fountain Court takes the sports law field

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Hearing, your weekly insider’s guide to the UK’s litigation market. Something strange happened this week. Fountain Court hired a barrister. Not just any barrister, a sports barrister, Hot 100 member John Mehrzad KC. As a result, we’re sticking to one theme in The Hearing this week: sports law. […]

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Claim Spotter: Skyscanner files trademark suit, as Ukraine airline takes on insurers

Skyscanner files trademark claim against Polish competitor Scottish travel agency and search engine Skyscanner has filed a passing off and trademarks claim against Polish competitor eSky, according to the public filing system. Skyscanner’s search engine aggregates results from multiple travel companies and allows customers to book tickets, hotel stays and car rentals. The company’s pitch […]


In court this week: BHS, Getty Images and car shipping cartel

Fallout from BHS Group set to hit the courts Commencing on Friday, the joint liquidators of BHS Group are seeking to recover £163m from the retailer’s former directors in one of 2023’s largest insolvency litigation set pieces. Dominic Chappell, Lennart Henningson, Dominic Chandler, and Keith Smith were accused of breaching their duties as directors, ultimately […]