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. This year’s list includes many public interest cases, including Uber and its fight to continue operating in London, the NHS in a blood contamination case, The Sun and News of the World’s phone hacking scandal, and LIberty against the Snoopers Charter. Also waiting for their day in court are UK claimants against Harvey Weinstein over allegations of sexual assault, and a small business owner battling against the principle of Brexit. Ryanair will also confront Hertz Europe in a €70m contractual dispute, and property tycoon Robert Tchenguiz pursues a multibillion-pound fraud claim.
Various v News Group Newspapers
PV industry claimants v Department of Energy and Climate Change
Hellas Telecommunications (Luxembourg) II SCA v Apax Partners & Ors
Uber v Transport for London (TfL)
The Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority v Barclays Bank, HSBC, Lloyds Bank and Santander UK
Liberty v Secretary of State for the Home Department & Ors
Ryanair DAC v Hertz Europe
KeyMed v Michael Woodford and Paul Hillman
Rowe & Ors v Ingenious Media Holdings & Ors
Bluewaters Communication v Bayerische Landesbank (1) Bernie Ecclestone (2) Bambino Holdings
Premier Motorauctions (in liquidation) (1) Premier Motorauctions Leeds (in liquidation) (2) v PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC) (1) Lloyds Bank (formerly Lloyds TSB Bank) (2)
NRAM Ltd v Eversheds
Peugeot & Ors v NSK & Ors
R (Smith) v Secretary of State for Health
Lloyds Banking Group Pensions Trustees v Lloyds Bank & Ors
Director of the Serious Fraud Office v Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation
Robert Tchenguiz v Grant Thornton UK & Ors
Bates & Ors v Post Office
Webster v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union
Various v Harvey Weinstein, Weinstein Company UK and Weinstein Company
Each year The Lawyer Top 20 Cases picks the biggest UK court cases to follow. 2018’s list includes many public interest cases, involving Uber, the NHS, The Sun and News of the World, and Liberty. Also waiting for their day in court are UK claimants against Harvey Weinstein, a small business owner battling against Brexit, Ryanair and property tycoon Robert Tchenguiz.
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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Mishcon de Reya has moved to fill a gap left by its former head of white collar crime and investigation Alison Levitt QC by hiring Kingsley Napley criminal litigation partner Johanna Walsh. Walsh will join the firm on 4 February having previously worked at DLA Piper and litigation boutique Peters & Peters with a focus […]
Litigation boutique Signature has launched its second overseas office with two lawyers from Hogan Lovells, including its former head of Paris disputes. The firm has hired Hogan Lovells partner Thomas Rouhette to establish a three-partner site in the French capital. Rouhette had been head of litigation at the international firm and is joined by Hogan […]
Mirroring a claim already filed by the firm in New York, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan is battling six major banks in London over allegations that they conspired to manipulate the foreign exchange market. Quinn is the first firm to file a charge on these grounds in Europe. London co-head of competition litigation Boris Bronfentrinker has filed […]
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Starting today, The Lawyer will be previewing the biggest, most critical cases coming through the English courts on a weekly basis. Today (Monday 14 January) marks the new term in the English courts and this week sees major cases involving Brexit, betting and anti-bodies. But before all of that, the High Court welcomes a new judge to […]
Jenner & Block partner Jason Yardley, one of the 30+ speakers at last year’s Managing Risk and Litigation conference, talks to The Lawyer about the newly established commercial courts across Europe and their potential impact on English Commercial Courts, and whether costs will have a greater impact on London as a preferred forum for international disputes. Will […]
Barristers from sets including Red Lion Chambers, Brick Court and 3 Verulam Buildings are among the 108 new QCs to be announced today, while lawyers have also made silk from Allen & Overy and White & Case. There will be 108 new QCs this year, with the female percentage in this year’s round reaching at […]
Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has launched a “decision tree” analysis service with software that helps clients make better decisions when they need to evaluate potential risks in disputes. The service is offered by the firm’s decision analysis team, which is led by deputy head of commercial litigation partner Alexander Oddy and commercial and financial disputes […]
A QC at No5 Barristers’ Chambers is defending a county cricketer accused of raping a sleeping woman. Michelle Heeley QC is acting for Alex Hepburn, of Portland Street, Worcester, who was born in Perth, Western Australia. Hepburn, 23, denies two counts of rape. He claims the alleged victim was awake and initial kissing led to […]