Mark Davenport, Eversheds Sutherland

Disputes reshuffle: Eversheds shakes up its top team

There’s a changing of the guard in the litigation and disputes practice group at Eversheds Sutherland, as its former head gears up to retire by the end of the year.  The group encompasses four product groups: commercial dispute resolution (CDR), real estate litigation, construction litigation and financial services disputes and investigations (FSDI). Longstanding chief Paul […]


Spotlight: Hamlins secures its place on media disputes

In this Friday’s Spotlight feature, we study Hamlins’ media disputes practice group. Earlier this week, the claimant-side team secured public apologies and substantial damages for several high-profile victims of unlawful information gathering by News Group Newspapers (NGN), publisher of The Sun and the now defunct News of the World. The market: Strategic litigation against public participation (SLAPPs), legal actions […]

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CAT gives green light to first class action settlement

History was made today as the first settlement in an opt-out class action was provisionally approved by the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT), subject to the claimants’ new funding agreement being heard by the Tribunal in the new year. The £150m case, which litigation funder Woodsford backs, is brought by Scott + Scott on behalf of […]