These are The Lawyer‘s Top 20 cases to look out for in 2019.
Each year The Lawyer Top 20 Cases picks the biggest and most interesting UK court cases to follow.
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|1||Canary Wharf Group v European Medicines Agency|
|2||N v Royal Bank of Scotland and National Crime Agency|
|3||(1) Alexander Mayr, (2) Rouver Investment SÀRL, (3) Life Sciences Partners Limited and (4) Spokane Investments Limited v CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang|
|4||Balmoral v Competition & Markets Authority|
|5||The Federal Republic of Nigeria v JP Morgan Chase Bank NA|
|6||Suez Fortune Investments Ltd and Piraeus Bank AE v Talbot Underwriting Ltd & Ors|
|7||Huawei v Conversant|
|8||London Borough of Hillingdon & Ors v Secretary of State for Transport|
|9||Goldscheider v Royal Opera House|
|10||ACL Netherlands BV (as successor to Autonomy Corporation Limited), Hewlett-Packard Vision BV, Autonomy Systems Limited, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise New Jersey v Dr Michael Lynch & Mr Sushovan Hussain|
|11||Campaign Against Arms Trade & Ors v Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy|
|12||Bailey & Ors v GlaxoSmithKline UK Limited|
|13||Road Haulage Association or United Kingdom Trucks Claim, Royal Mail Group Limited, BT Group plc & Ors, Dawsongroup plc & Ors, Wolseley UK Limited & Ors, Suez Groupe SAS & Ors, Veolia Environnment S.A. & Ors, Ryder Limited & Another, Arla Foods and Adnams plc & Ors v Daimler, DAF, Iveco, MAN, Volvo/Renault and Scania|
|14||High Commissioner for Pakistan in the UK v NatWest Bank plc|
|15||Yukos Finance B.V. & Ors v Stephen Lynch & Ors|
|16||The Secretary of State for Health and the NHS Business Services Authority v Servier Laboratories Limited, (2) Servier Research and Development Limited, (4) Les Laboratoires Servier SAS, (5) Servier SAS|
|17||Avonwick Holdings Limited v Azitio Holdings Limited, Dargamo Holdings Limited, Oleg Mkrtchan and Sergiy Taruta|
|18||(1) PCP Capital Partners LLP & (2) PCP International Finance Limited v Barclays Bank plc|
|19||Financial Reporting Council v Deloitte|
|20||Slater and Gordon (UK) Limited v Watchstone Group plc|
These are The Lawyer‘s Top 20 cases to look out for in 2019.
The competition case brought by Peugeot against a a series of the car manufacturer’s former parts suppliers has ended before reaching trial after Macfarlanes client SKF settled out of court. SKF was the remaining defendant from a considerable starting list in a case that had included White & Case, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Brick Court […]
Eversheds Sutherland has settled a professional negligence claim from former client Northern Rock Asset Management (NRAM) before the case was set to be heard in the High Court. The Lawyer had revealed that the £100m case, which was one of The Lawyer’s Top Cases for 2018, was gearing up for a High Court date scheduled for […]
The alleged bribery dispute between former Formula One chief executive Bernie Ecclestone and Bluewaters Communications will go to trial in the High Court in October 2019.
CMS client Lloyds Bank has instructed an additional QC as it gears up to defend itself against a £55m claim over Premier Motorauctions’ liquidation.
The QC acting for Property Alliance Group (PAG) in its £30m dispute with the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has accused the bank of “lowballing” during the trial.
The defendants’ costs in the ongoing dispute between Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone and an investment firm over a decade-long bribery dispute could reach £24m, The Lawyer can reveal.
The Clifford Chance litigation team is finally emerging from its Excalibur nightmare and, under new management, is poised for two big cases, featured in The Lawyer Top 20 Cases 2018.
Public interest cases take centre stage this year, with Uber and the NHS among those to have their day in court. Meanwhile, rows over Harvey Weinstein and Brexit wait in the wings
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The ongoing battle between the Tate Modern and a group of aggrieved London residents will resume in the Court of Appeal today.
A ‘feared’ pastor has been found guilty following a rape trial in which a Queen’s Counsel from No5 Barristers’ Chambers led the prosecution. Michael Oluronbi, of Orchid Drive, Longbridge, Birmingham, was convicted of raping multiple members of his congregation. The offences took place in Birmingham and London. Phil Bradley QC told jurors that what the […]
A Russian regional court has ruled that billionaire Vitaly Orlov cannot hide behind the Russian legal system to avoid the London High Court. The latest twist in a complicated case comes as a setback to Orlov, whose lawyers at Macfarlanes had successfully discharged a worldwide freezing (WFO) order last July. Russian businessman Alexander Tugushev, instructing […]
It is an extremely busy week in the courts as a number of big-ticket trials kick off in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang is on hand to defend IBM UK as an insurer sues the technology company for alleged unlawful termination following IBM’s decision to terminate […]
Dechert has been pulled into an Iraqi telecoms dispute after the firm was issued with a subpoena in the US, documents have revealed. The dispute dates to 2011, when one of Kurdistan’s most powerful businessmen Sirwan Barzani invested $800m in Korek, Iraq’s third-largest telecoms company. The US lawsuit alleges that Barzani and other locally-based investors […]
The number of new QCs has increased by five per cent this year, with Fountain Court and Blackstone adding to their roster of silks, as well as two magic circle firms. A total of 114 new QCs were announced today, from 258 applicants, with the percentage of women falling by two following last year’s 28 […]
Clifford Chance’s veteran Hong Kong litigation partner Brian Gilchrist has resigned from the magic circle firm and will join Gibson Dunn, as global firms focus on building up litigation practices in Hong Kong. Gilchrist will be joined by fellow litigation partner Elaine Chen as Gibson Dunn’s first major litigation hires in Hong Kong. They will […]
Two listed companies will lock horns after property developer Grainger filed a lawsuit against DWF. Mayer Brown is on call for DWF as it prepares to defend a £26.5m claim brought by Grainger in connection to advice DWF provided the company during the sale of Equity Release (Increments) Ltd to Clifden Holdings (CHL) in 2013/14. […]
The courts are back in full swing after the Christmas break, with one of the largest cases ever to be heard in the English courts kicking off this week. The most eye-catching dispute concerns an unprecedented case management conference (CMC) in the Commercial Court, with The Danish Customs and Tax Administration v Solo Capital Partners […]
A distinguished insurance broker is targeting Britain’s biggest wealth manager in a bid to recover losses exceeding over £550,000, with Holman Fenwick Willan grabbing the mandate in a dispute concerning lucrative pension plans. Mark Hardinge is the claimant in question, who alleges that St James’s Place Wealth Management Fund (SJP) failed to advise him “correctly […]
Despite successfully winning Samira Ahmed’s landmark discrimination case today, Matrix Chambers has also lost two of its barristers this week to Essex Court. Alison Macdonald QC and Angeline Welsh have both decamped to join magic circle set Essex Court. This comes just days after Henderson Chambers announced Jason Housden will be joining as its new […]
Reed Smith has failed to secure a win for the BBC in the employment tribunal, as judges sided with news presenter Samira Ahmed in a discrimination claim against the corporation. Ahmed, instructing Thompsons Solicitors, argued that the BBC owed her almost £700,000 of backpay because of the difference in pay between her show Newswatch and […]