Witness evidence in commercial trials: time to think again?

This article was contributed by Taylor Wessing disputes and investigations partner Andrew Howell and senior associate James Bryden

Few factual witnesses relish the prospect of giving evidence in commercial disputes. We once heard it described – with perhaps too much deference to the bar – as like facing a fast bowler on a dodgy wicket. With no bat or pads. In the dark.

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Who should pay for fire safety building remediation costs?

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‘Diversity is a given, Inclusion is a choice’ – actionable ideas

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Foreign born lawyer in London? We want your views

Are you a foreign-born lawyer who’s come to the UK to work? Whether you’re an Aussie, a Kiwi, Irish, American or from somewhere else entirely, we’d like to hear your thoughts on how you feel in the wake of the EU referendum. Click this link to take our survey. It’s a short one that should […]

My career story: “I went from Clifford Chance to litigation funding”

Erika Levin worked in private practice for a variety of firms, including Clifford Chance in New York. She is now senior vice president and general counsel at litigation funder and insurance broker TheJudge. What’s your background? How did you first start out in law? I am dual citizen of the US and Brazil so I was […]

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