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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A Doughty Street Chambers barrister has resigned from the set amid allegations that he was connected to a Twitter account that harassed people involved in the Labour antisemitism issue. In a Twitter thread posted by Doughty Street human rights barrister Adam Wagner, it is revealed that his former Doughty Street colleague Daniel Bennett has resigned […]
Sidley Austin and Addleshaw Goddard are set to go head to head in a four-day High Court clash in October, after it emerged that US cybersecurity giant McAfee is suing Dixons Carphone. The anti-virus software developer has issued a High Court claim against the electrical and telecommunications retailer, arguing that Dixons Carphone has failed to […]
Litigation funders live and breathe disputes, but this was not the sort of dispute Burford Capital was used to. On August 8, Burford’s share price plunged 66 per cent after a ferocious attack from San Francisco-based hedge fund Muddy Waters, whose founder Carson Black questioned the accuracy of the funders accounting practices. Black described the […]
Commercial set Twenty Essex has hired a barrister from Walkers to add to its civil fraud and asset tracing team. Sarah Tresman has spent three years as a litigation lawyer in the Cayman Islands. Previously she was a barrister at Twenty Essex for seven years, where she began her career. She returns to the chambers […]
Milbank has made its second hire from Allen & Overy in 2019, recruiting the firm’s head of fraud to lead a new group in its City office. Mona Vaswani, who is also the co-head of firm’s UK banking, finance and regulatory litigation practice, will join Milbank after spending 26 years at the magic circle firm […]
As the ongoing summer recess keeps the courts out of action, The Lawyer takes the chance to outline some of the most interesting cases from last month. This week we’re focused on competition disputes and fraudulent misrepresentation. Viagogo V Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang (CMS) recently assisted Viagogo in a High […]
Addleshaw Goddard will have to wait longer than anticipated for a follow-on damages claim brought against a group of envelope producers, as a judge has put a stay in one of the European proceedings. The dispute centres around two envelope manufacturers, who were fined in the European courts for rigging prices for their profit. This […]
Litigation funder Burford Capital is considering whether to pursue an IPO on the New York Stock Exchange or NASDAQ, after investors said they did not support it remaining solely-AIM listed. The funder, which found itself at the centre of a damning report published by Muddy Waters last week, has been listed on the London Stock […]
Pinsent Masons has succeeded in its application to overturn a previous decision made by a judge, as the firm finds itself embroiled in a billings dispute with a former client. The dispute centres around bills sent by Pinsents to Rafaela Evans, whom sought advice from the firm between 2016 and 2017. Evans wished to appeal […]
Eversheds Sutherland is defending Thames Water Utilities in a claim brought by Castle Water over the alleged over-billing of customers and data errors. The dispute stems from an agreement linked to the opening of a new sector in the water market in England – the Non-Household Retail Market. This initial agreement allowed Thames Water to […]
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan has expanded its international arbitration team with the hire of a partner from Shearman & Sterling’s London office. Mark McNeill will be joining Quinn as a partner in its New York office. He has been at Shearman & Sterling for 12 years, initially in its Paris office and later moving […]
A claim against Edwin Coe’s senior partner David Greene was struck out by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal yesterday, with the court awarding the lawyer costs of £30,000. The claim against Greene was brought by businessman David Davies, a shareholder and sole director at Eco Power, which instructed Edwin Coe in 2008 in relation to a […]