Spotlight: Withers has a Valentine’s deal for you

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, we’re feeling romantic at The Lawyer. As shops and restaurants cash in on flower sales and candlelit dinners, law firms are approaching “pre-nup season.” For this week’s Spotlight, we put Withers’ family and divorce team under the microscope. The market: “There’s always gossip in the family law world”, says […]

High Court

The Hearing: The Bar Council chair wants you to be concerned

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Hearing. This week, we tell you why climate lawyers are talking about a case in New Zealand, and we dive into the data of this year’s Top 10 Appeals. But first, perceived threats to London’s place in international litigation have grown in recent years. Now, two leaders are […]

Ministry of Justice

Claim spotter: Children’s legal charity takes on MoJ

Children’s legal charity takes on the MoJ In a new filing on Friday (02 January), legal charity Just for Kids Law (JfKL) has put in a part 7 procurement claim against the Ministry of Justice. In its day-to-day work, JfKL works to directly provide legal representation and advice for children and young people dealing with […]

identity, hidden face

In court this week: Bitcoin, Visa and Russian aircraft

The man behind Bitcoin – finding Dr Wright? Who is behind Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency that launched the boom and has led to more crypto-coins than you can throw a piggy bank at? According to Australian computer scientist Dr Craig Wright, he is. Wright claims to be the pseudonymous Satoshi Nakamoto, credited with inventing Bitcoin in […]

Rugby player

Spotlight: The firm taking on rugby’s brain injuries

The annual Six Nations rugby tournament kicks off in Marseille tonight, with France taking on defending champions Ireland. So for this week on Spotlight, we look into Rylands Garth, the boutique sports firm bringing the country’s first mass claims against the governing bodies of rugby union, rugby league and football over brain injuries. The case: […]