Withers hit by High Court claim from former offshore client

A Gibraltar-based trust company is pursuing a negligence claim against Withers after the firm unsuccessfully represented the claimant in a previous piece of High Court litigation. The Lawyer can reveal that Boyse (International) issued a claim against Withers in the Chancery Division on 4 November, which follows a break-down in the client relationship last year. […]


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McDermott defends new negligence allegations brought by hedge fund manager

A billionaire hedge fund manager suing Deloitte over professional negligence has been given the go-ahead to add new allegations aimed at legal advisers McDermott Will & Emery (MWE). The High Court permitted in principle Christopher Rokos’ application to amend his particulars of claim, relating to £183.4m invested in a failed property scheme that was supposed […]

DLA Piper fights back against dishonesty allegations

DLA Piper is attempting to ward off allegations of “dishonest assistance” in a High Court battle against the liquidators of a collapsed medical technology company, court documents reveal. In a strong and detailed defence against a claim from Macfarlanes, on behalf of Enigma Diagnostics (Limited) and its liquidators, DLA denies that neither the firm nor […]

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Clydes cuts ties with PetroSaudi funds wrangle

Clyde & Co has distanced itself from the latest challenge to a US arrest warrant secured in relation to the 1Malaysia Development (1MDB) scandal, after transferring funds held in an escrow account to the courts. The firm is said to have confirmed its “neutrality” over PetroSaudi’s recent application for an interim order, which reiterated the […]

Judge orders ex-Hogan Lovells client to pay costs

An ex-client of Hogan Lovells has been ordered by a Commercial Court to bear the cost of £102,500 in a claim against the law firm. The hearing is part of an ongoing £377m lawsuit between Ukrainian businessman Vadim Shulman and his previous legal advisers, Hogan Lovells. The focus of this case was on costs that […]