Mishcon de Reya has acquired Davis & Co; a four-strong litigation boutique in the City.
Firms and chambers will be able to chart their court appearances for the first time with the launch of The Lawyer Litigation Tracker’s Court Rankings.
Drawing on data from over 5,000 recorded judgments in English civil courts from 2015 and 2016, The Court Rankings report ranks 50 law firms and20 chambers by court, sector and type of dispute.
In addition, the report will reveal the most important relationships at the heart of the UK litigation industry. It will detail the law firms most frequently instructed by the most litigious companies and the barristers most frequently instructed by these firms.
While corporate lawyers have long been able to benchmark their activity through the M&A league tables, such research has not been available for litigation market – until now.
The Lawyer Litigation Tracker series unearths vital data for barristers, chambers directors, litigation partners and business development teams in law firms. It will also be invaluable to any in-house lawyer who wants to identify active and successful firms and chambers.
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Mishcon de Reya has acquired Davis & Co; a four-strong litigation boutique in the City.
Slaughter and May is acting as principal adviser for defence and technology group Ultra Electronics as it faces a criminal investigation by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO).
Mishcon de Reya has been cleared of any wrongdoing in the Royal Courts of Justice over a dispute with former client Instant Access Properties (IAP) leading to the company’s insolvency.
Mayer Brown financial services client UBS has seen its final appeal fail in the Supreme Court, bringing to an end a long-running dispute with German water company Kommunale Wasserwerke Leipzig (KWL).
Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) wants to double the number of people in its New York by the time the office reaches its 10th anniversary, The Lawyer can reveal.
Reed Smith and Blackstone Chambers have won the hotly contested mandate to advise The Law Society in its potential intervention between the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and the Eurasian Natural Resource Corporation (ENRC).
Pinsent Masons client Google has lost a long-running dispute over the ‘right to be forgotten’, a High Court judgment revealed.
The most active law firms in the UK courts instructed a total of 810 barristers last year; of which only 19 per cent were women.
Allen & Overy (A&O) has expanded its white-collar group in London with the hire of Kingsley Napley partner Eve Giles.
Allen & Overy (A&O)’s Judith Gill QC will move to 20 Essex Street Chambers as an arbitrator next month, The Lawyer understands. Gill is currently based in Singapore, though it is not known whether she will join the set in London or in its offices in the far east city. Gill will become the set’s 19th arbitrator […]
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan has been added to a growing raft of firms advising in WPP’s investigation into CEO Sir Martin Sorrell’s alleged misappropriation of company funds.
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan is advising Ukraine’s largest lender PrivatBank over its $3bn claim against PwC’s Cypriot and Ukraine branches.
WilmerHale will lead for WPP as the advertising agency conducts its investigation into the alleged misappropriation of company funds by its CEO Martin Sorrell.
TLT has helped to secure a landmark victory for the leading frozen food specialist, Iceland, reducing its liability for rates paid on its premises. The case comes as retailers face rapidly increasing business rates, and could have far-reaching implications for businesses in the retail and other sectors. The Supreme Court – the highest appellate court […]
Pinsent Masons head of corporate crime Barry Vitou has joined US firm Greenberg Traurig to establish the firm’s first white collar practice in London.
The long-running battle between Premier Motorauctions, and Lloyds Bank and PwC has come to a close after the Leeds-based car auction company dropped its claims in the case.
A raft of criminal barristers chambers have thrown their support behind the Criminal Bar Association (CBA)’s calls to reject work falling under a new Ministry of Justice (MoJ) scheme.
A former London-based associate at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom has been sentenced to 30 days in jail for lying during the FBI’s probe into alleged Russian collusion in the 2016 US presidential election.
Alison Saunders is to become a partner at Linklaters, following five years as the UK’s director of public prosecutions (DPP).
Ashurst has hired its second London lateral to its disputes team this year, recruiting Squire Patton Boggs partner Alison Hardy.
The ‘Deepcut Inquest’ into the death of Sean Benton has adjourned today until closing legal submissions are heard in May. The inquest has heard evidence from over 130 witnesses since it began in January 2018. Bridget Dolan QC and Jamie Mathieson are Counsel to the judge Coroner. John Beggs QC, Cecily White and Paul Spencer of Serjeants’ Inn represent interested persons.
Sarah Clarke QC prosecutes in groundbreaking FCA case in which “Fake Forex Trader” Alex Hope was convicted and sentenced for Perverting the Course of Justice relating to breaches of his Restraint and Confiscation Order. Sarah has already successfully prosecuted the same defendant for his original multimillion pound Ponzi fraud. The case has received widespread media […]
Rex Tedd QC and Bernard Thorogood, representing the Health and Safety Executive, conducted the prosecution of Martin Baker Aircraft Co. Ltd [Martin Baker]. This high-profile case was heard by the Senior Presiding Judge of the Midland Circuit. Martin Baker pleaded guilty, admitting that it was in breach of safety law. A fine of £1.1m was imposed. In addition, Martin Baker […]
No5 Chambers’ Shakil Najib and Tim Harrington have been appointed as Recorders. Shakil will sit in Crime on the North Eastern Circuit. Tim will sit in Crime on the Northern Circuit. Both are amongst 133 Recorders appointed by the Queen, on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, the Right Honourable David Gauke MP, and the […]
By James Sidwell, Susannah E Fink and Christopher Richards In the recent decision in Khanty-Mansiysk Recoveries Limited v Forsters LLP  EWCA Civ 89, the Court of Appeal considered whether a settlement agreement in respect of unpaid fees was also effective to settle a negligence claim, even though that negligence claim came to light only after settlement. […]
By Sian Sadler The UK Government has announced changes to legislation to reduce the risk of fraud, violence or intimidation faced by company directors as a result of having their residential addresses on the public record…
When can a parent company be liable for the acts of an international subsidiary? The question has hit the UK courts several times in recent months. Malcolm Simpson offers some practical conclusions arising from key cases on the complex questions of jurisdiction and intra-group corporate liability…
By Victoria Grogan The Capacity and Self Determination (Jersey) Law 2016 (the “New Law”), which is now due to come into effect in October 2018, makes a welcome and overdue change to the old customary laws which currently govern this area of law in Jersey…
In September/October 2017, Gwendoline Davies and Claire Acklam considered the rules and recent case law on proportionality of costs in their article, ‘Keep it in proportion’, published in the Commercial Litigation Journal. The “fertile ground” for costs disputes identified continues to develop, and proportionality of costs, in particular, remains a hot topic. As the courts […]
By Hani Al Naddaf and Diana Abu Al Adel The Court of Cassation in Qatar issued an interesting judgment in June 2016 in relation to the enforcement of foreign arbitral award in Qatar. The Court of Cassation confirmed two important rules related to the recognition and enforcement of a foreign arbitral award. The Court ruled […]
By Daniel Wood The Supreme Court has handed down judgment in the high-profile case of MT Højgaard v E.ON Climate & Renewables. The Supreme Court has overturned the Court of Appeal’s decision and – in so doing – has provided useful clarification in respect of various important principles… …In this decision, the Supreme Court was willing […]
The Global Litigation Top 50 ranks the largest 50 firms in the world by litigation and arbitration revenue and also tracks headcount trends across the world’s leading litigation hotspots.
…Head 80 of the General Scheme states that where a controller or processor is fined and does not appeal a decision to the Data Protection Commission, then the Commission will apply to the Circuit Court for confirmation of the fine. The Head goes on to state that the Circuit Court must then confirm the fine […]
This article was first published on Practical Law’s Construction Blog By Ebony Alleyne In Mailbox (Birmingham) Ltd v Galliford Try Construction Ltd, the TCC confirmed the armoured quality of an adjudicator’s decision, despite a valiant jurisdictional challenge. The enforcement action was set against a zigzagging tale of assignment and reassignment… What was the dispute? The […]
Firms and chambers will be able to chart their court appearances for the first time with the launch of The Lawyer Litigation Tracker’s Court Rankings. Drawing on data from over 5,000 recorded judgments in English civil courts from 2015 and 2016, The Court Rankings report ranks 50 law firms and 20 chambers by court, sector […]
By Greg Standing, Ian Weatherall Enforcement and priority of an unpaid vendor’s lien Doubly-secured creditor and the doctrine of marshalling Indefinite suspension of bankrupt’s discharge Petitioning creditor must be a current creditor Impecuniosity no grounds for granting relief from sanction Enforcement and priority of an unpaid vendor’s lien We last reported on the case of […]