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Litigation Tracker: Court Rankings

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.

To order your copy, contact Richard Edwards on 020 7970 4672 and quote LMRW16.

The Lawyer produces a variety of litigation-related content. The hotly anticipated Litigation Tracker is an integral part of this suite of research, which also includes The Global Litigation 50 and litigation data from The Lawyer Global 200, as well as the Managing Risk and Litigation event that takes place annually. To find out more about The Lawyer’s litigation package, or for pricing information, simply contact Richard Edwards on 020 7970 4672 or at richard.edwards@thelawyer.com.

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A&O loses Singapore QC to 20 Essex Street Chambers

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TLT advises in Supreme Court success for Iceland

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 […]

Adjourned: Deepcut Inquest into the death of Sean Benton

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 “Fake Forex Trader”

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 […]

No5 barristers prosecute in Red Arrows ejection seat case

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’s Shakil Najib and Tim Harrington appointed as Recorders

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 […]

Court confirms breach of contract despite absence of negligence

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 […]

Global Litigation 50 2017

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.

Ireland’s data protection bill: circuit court to confirm fines

…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 […]

Adjudicator had jurisdiction – rights reassigned in the nick of time

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 […]

Litigation Tracker: Court Rankings

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 […]

Finance litigation briefing Nov 16: impecuniosity; and more

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 […]

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