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 […]


Jones Day threatens CANDEY with legal action

Jones Day has threatened CANDEY with legal action, The Lawyer understands, after the litigation boutique sent out a press release alleging the Administrative Court had been critical of the US firm. CANDEY, representing the defendants, sent a press release on 20 November regarding a decision in an application for a judicial review brought by private […]

Claim Spotter: Tech giants spar over patents

Lenovo files patent claim against Ericsson Swedish telecommunications giant Ericsson has been hit with a patent claim by Lenovo, according to the public filing system. China-headquartered Lenovo is the world’s largest computer manufacturer, with a market share nearing 25 per cent. Ericsson, famous for inventing Bluetooth technology, develops information and communication software and equipment. In […]