Herbies’ hotel horror

Herbert Smith has come in for some sharp criticism this week in the fall-out from the high-profile Barclay brothers versus Paddy McKillen case.

You can read more about that in this week’s litigation blog, but suffice to say that with two separate judges criticising the firm’s performance, rival lawyers are suggesting its litigation practice is suffering. The firm itself has hit back, saying it is “proud” of the way it has run the case.

The fallout from the Barclay brothers case has become almost as interesting as the original hotel ownership dispute, with Herbies’ client, Irish property investor McKillen, now considering an appeal.

It is believed to be a long shot, but if McKillen is successful, hostilities will be resumed.


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