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Focus on COP26: The future of affordable living

The hosting of COP26 in Glasgow this year shines a spotlight on the UK in relation to sustainability performance, applying more pressure on organisations to demonstrate their green credentials and to encourage the development and usage of sustainable technologies in the race to net zero.


Skadden, Freshfields and White & Case line up for latest oligarch battle

A heavyweight roster of lawyers is gearing up for the latest instalment of the High Court battles between billionaire oligarchs, in what could become a re-run of the mammoth Berezovsky v Abramovich legal battle. The High Court battle pitches Ukranian industrialist Victor Pinchuk against rivals Gennady Bogoliubov and Igor Kolomoisky and will see allegations of […]

Bott & Co Powers New Flight Compensation Business With Lexis Visualfiles

LexisNexisEnterprise Solutions, a provider of content and technology solutions, today announced that top 200 legal practice and consumer law firm Bott & Co’s recently launched flight compensation service for airline passengers, Bott Aviation, is powered by its rapid development case and matter management system, Lexis Visualfiles. In a constantly changing and aggressive legal market, Bott […]

McDermott Withers double

Here’s an unusual one for a US firm. McDermott Will & Emery, snubbing the more usual trend for purely corporate, finance or at a push, international arbitration, has just hired a private client partner for its London office, bringing in partner Ziva Robertson from mega private client firm Withers. Well, we say unusual. Actually Robertson […]

Litigation: passing off marks in the beauty industry

The case of Lumos Skincare Ltd v Sweet Squared Ltd & Ors involved a claim in passing off, brought by Lumos Skincare, against defendants who were using the same mark for nailcare goods as Lumos had been using for skincare goods. The Court of Appeal’s decision deals specifically with the issue of whether or not […]

Return of the oligarchs

Like Episode VII of sci-fi franchise Star Wars, the oligarch battles have returned. In this show, a heavyweight roster of lawyers replaces R2-D2, Jar Jar Binks, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Chewbacca and Jabba the Hutt, none of whom would have been particularly useful in planet Earth’s High Court.  In what could become a re-run of the mammoth […]

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