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Claim Spotter: Shein, Qatar and a battle of the bands

The Jesus and Mary Chain and King Crimson file against rights management company One of the largest rights management companies in the UK, Performing Right Society (PRS), has been hit with a new competition claim filed on 20 June. The part 7 claim has been brought by smaller management company PACE Rights Management alongside members […]


In court this week: the Holy See, Wirecard and Virgin Media

The Holy See appears in the English courts for the first time The Vatican, Harrods, a mafia-hunting judge, and an alleged multimillion-pound fraud feature in this case. This Commercial Court dispute, starting Wednesday (26 June) for 14 days, sees the Holy See (the Catholic Church’s universal government) square off against management companies Athena Capital, WRM […]

Spotlight: How Mishcon overturned an $11bn arbitration award

At The Lawyer Awards this week, seven teams were shortlisted for the Litigation team of the year prize. They were Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, Mayer Brown, Lewis Silkin, Mishcon de Reya, TLT, and joint entries from Browne Jacobson and Bevan Brittan, and Addleshaw Goddard and McDermott Will & Emery. While Addleshaws and McDermott, and […]

The Hearing: Mishcon, Pallas, Beer KC and Monckton sweep the awards

Welcome to The Hearing, your weekly insider’s guide to the UK litigation market. On Tuesday evening, around 1,000 people dressed in their finery descended on London’s Park Lane for the annual The Lawyer awards. The four awards dedicated to disputes lawyers celebrated litigation’s best performances over the past year, with Mishcon de Reya, Pallas Partners, […]