The Hearing: Securities is the new competition

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Hearing, your weekly insider’s guide to the UK litigation market. This week, McDermott Will & Emery is making inroads into London’s litigation market, and arbitration numbers continue to rise. But first, are securities cases the new competition class actions? The wait goes on: Last week’s development that Serco […]


Coldplay settles multimillion-pound case with former manager

Coldplay has settled its multimillion-pound dispute with former manager David Holmes, The Lawyer can reveal. Holmes, who managed the band for 17 years from 2005 to 2022, initially sued band members Chris Martin, Will Champion, Jonny Buckland and Guy Berryman for £10m in August last year. Engaging Bird & Bird’s London office head Phil Sherrell, […]

Jesus and the Mary Chain

Claim Spotter: Shein, Qatar and a battle of the bands

The Jesus and Mary Chain and King Crimson file against rights management company One of the largest rights management companies in the UK, Performing Right Society (PRS), has been hit with a new competition claim filed on 20 June. The part 7 claim has been brought by smaller management company PACE Rights Management alongside members […]


In court this week: the Holy See, Wirecard and Virgin Media

The Holy See appears in the English courts for the first time The Vatican, Harrods, a mafia-hunting judge, and an alleged multimillion-pound fraud feature in this case. This Commercial Court dispute, starting Wednesday (26 June) for 14 days, sees the Holy See (the Catholic Church’s universal government) square off against management companies Athena Capital, WRM […]