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Litigation heavyweights primed for forex battle next year

A £1bn class action against five banks over rigged forex trade has been given the go-ahead after a judge ruled a timetable that will see the banks attend a series of hearing over the next year. In a hearing on November 6 in the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT), the schedule of hearings has been confirmed, […]

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HSF partner capital increased by £13m over 2018/19

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) asked partners to cough up an extra £77,000 each in capital over 2018/19, the firm’s most recent LLP accounts have revealed. The figures reveal that HSF’s partner capital increased by £13.4m over the last financial year, as the firm sought to balance out its bank borrowings. The accounts state that partner […]


Occupy London headaches for Slaughters and Kirkland

What do Slaughters, Bakers, Kirkland, White & Case and Skadden have in common? A mighty, London office-shaped management headache. The lease on all of these firms’ City homes is due to expire by, at latest, 2026. And in the timeless words of Joe Strummer, the question for the leaders of these firms boils down to […]