Our Verdict: High Court rejects appeal for struck-off solicitor; and councils struggle to block asylum seekers residing in local hotels

It’s been a big week for local councils, regulators and the police as three heavy judgments rolled in. Two local councils’ in-house legal teams failed to extend interim injunctions that blocked the accommodation of asylum seekers in local hotels last Friday. The spotlight shone on the Met Police as the decisions made in a police […]


Amazon instructs City defender on £900m consumer action

Amazon has appointed a legal adviser to challenge a £900m class action brought at the Competition Appeal Tribunal, The Lawyer understands. Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has been instructed to defend the e-commerce giant against allegations of prioritising its own shopping deals over competitors at the expense of millions of consumers. The Lawyer understands that Stephen […]


Freeths hit with £5m claim over insurance dispute advice

Freeths faces a £5.6m professional negligence claim over advice it provided to a litigation claims purchaser. Henderson & Jones is a litigation investment company that specialises in buying claims from insolvent companies and individuals. The company was launched in 2016 and according to court records, it has 40 claims in the English courts. The claim […]