The 12 biggest moves at the Bar in July

There were a number of moves between private practice and chambers last month, as former court justices also found new homes at the Bar. In terms of private practice exits, it was revealed that Wendy Miles QC would be joining Debevoise & Plimpton for Twenty Essex, while movements between chambers themselves also took place. Keating […]

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Dentons and Mishcon on call in NatWest fraud claim

Mishcon de Reya has filed a claim on behalf of an Italian engineering company against NatWest Bank. Maire Tecnimont Group is bringing legal action against NatWest – which has instructed Dentons – arguing that the bank failed to stop it falling victim to payment fraud. In 2018, Maire Tecnimont’s subsidiary in Saudi Arabia sent $5m […]

High Court judge takes a “wrecking ball” to Pinsents’ SKAT pleadings

Pinsent Masons is facing an increasingly uphill battle in the mammoth Skat litigation concerning 21 separate legal teams, 76 defendants and an alleged £1.5bn fraud. In a recent hearing involving the Danish Customs and Tax Administration (otherwise known as Skatteforvaltningen) and defendants Solo Capital Partners and Goal Taxback Limited, Mr Justice Baker took a “wrecking ball” […]

In court this week: JD Sports, horse racing and bankruptcy with Linklaters, K&L Gates and RPC

With the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) back up and running, there is a remote case management conference taking place on Monday in the scrap between JD Sports Fashion and the Competition and Markets Authority, with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Linklaters both involved. The dispute concerns JD Sports’ application for review against a recent decision made […]