HSF denies wrongdoing against ex-KPMG partner

Herbert Smith Freehills has denied any wrongdoing in a £22m negligence claim brought by a former client and ex-KPMG Singapore partner who attempted suicide after his workplace found out about his debts. Claimant Graham Martin, represented by DWF, had approached HSF partner John Corrie for advice in 2017 after a worldwide freezing order was placed […]


Dechert battles over legal costs in rumbling ENRC dispute

Mr Justice Waksman has ruled that both Dechert and Neil Gerrard must pay indemnity costs to Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation (ENRC), with a hearing between the parties further detailing the legal fees incurred in the long-running legal dispute. At a consequential hearing, Dechert disputed it should be ordered to pay ENRC’s costs on an indemnity […]


Carolyn D'Souza

The six biggest moves at the Bar in July

Some of the biggest moves across the Bar this month include Hailsham Chambers gaining a silk who has been practising law for nearly 50 years, and Enterprise Chambers snapping up four new barristers from 1 Chancery Lane. Nicholas Davidson QC (Call: 1974) Hailsham Chambers Hailsham gained commercial litigator Nicholas Davidson QC from 4 New Square, […]

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Osborne Clarke and Shoosmiths go head-to-head in $46m shares claim

Several individuals have instructed Osborne Clarke to regain $46m from US software company Everbridge. The claimants – who were shareholders in the Anvil Group, a company acquired by Everbridge – argue that they were forced to sell their shares for $29m when they could have sold them for nearly $75m. The defendants, Everbridge Holdings and Everbridge […]

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Mishcon defends £3m claim over client fees

Property and hotel investment company Tonstate Group has asked for a summary judgment against Mishcon de Reya, claiming the firm has “no real prospect of succeeding on its defence”. The case, which relates to the multimillion-pound claim brought against Mishcon by Tonstate last year, is due to proceed to a 10-day trial. However, during the […]

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Two chambers dominate in HS2 procurement battle

Osborne Clarke, Herbert Smith Freehills and Allen & Overy have called on barristers from two chambers in the latest procurement clash over High Speed Two (HS2). Counsel from Monckton Chambers and Keating Chambers have received instructions to act in the lawsuit advanced by German manufacturer Siemens Mobility, which accuses HS2 of conducting an unlawful procurement […]

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Hearings postponed due to lack of judges

Several hearings have been postponed this week following the inability to secure judges, The Lawyer has learned. One such hearing that has been pushed back concerns the Brazilian Chapecoense football squad, who died in the LaMia plane crash in November 2016. A hearing involving the airline’s insurance companies Aon and Tokio Marine, and the late footballers’ […]