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The London litigation market is often lamented as being the most expensive in the world. Yet with innovative solutions being offered by the alternative funding market, is it really a difficult place to get access to justice? The eagerly awaited judgment in the Stone & Rolls (in liquidation) v Moore Stephens litigation will have far […]

Gibson Dunn wants its fill of Brazil

Inherent cautiousness means new office is not the product of whimsy. Gibson Dunn & Crutcher is one firm that has not abandoned its global strategic goals since the downturn took hold last year. Last week (16 June), TheLawyer. com reported that the US firm had launched an outpost in São Paulo, relocating New York-based corporate partner Lisa […]

It’s good to talk

Many litigators argue that access to justice is hampered in London’s courts because litigation in London is just too expensive. Lord Justice Jackson will publish a report later this year outlining exactly how he feels this situation can be improved. In the meantime litigation funders are coming up with innovative ways to help those with […]

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Let them eat cake

More than 150 lawyers and academics from law firms across the CIS have converged on a plush hotel in Kiev for the fourth annual CIS LocalCounsel Forum. This blog will report direct from the conference. Opera Hotel, Kiev, Thursday morning, 11.30amCIS Local Counsel Forum, 24 – 26 June. Friendly handshakes and smiles all round as […]

Dentons’ partnership shrinks by half-a-dozen

Six lawyers have left the partnership at Denton Wilde Sapte across the banking, corporate, dispute resolution and tax departments since the end of March. Four of the ex-partners were based in the UK – a dispute resolution partner and two corporate partners left the firm, while a former head of the tax department retired from […]

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