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Clifford Chance fights Société Générale over French jurisdiction

Clifford Chance has tried to distance its French office from a professional negligence claim filed by Société Générale (SocGen). At an application hearing today before Mr Justice Henshaw, both parties argued over jurisdictional issues. Clifford Chance has filed a claim that seeks declaration it was its British business that was instructed for the French bank, […]

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Litigation funding in disarray: Apple claimants fail to strike new deal in time

Following the explosive news before the courts broke for summer that many litigation funding agreements (LFAs) are now unenforceable, a proposed class representative taking on Apple has failed to finalise a new funding agreement before the case’s certification hearing. Litigation boutique Charles Lyndon filed the class action lawsuit in June 2022 in the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) on […]

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Parties spar over disclosure in class action against Apple

The certification of a class action against Apple has been thrown into doubt by the claimants as Apple has been accused of not fully complying with the terms of a disclosure order. Litigation boutique Charles Lyndon filed the class action lawsuit in June 2022 in the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) on behalf of proposed class representative Justin […]


Litigation funder refinances debt for class action firm

Manchester-headquartered litigation funder Asertis has refinanced Keller Postman UK’s debt and is looking at ownership in the future, The Lawyer understands. The UK branch is separate from the US side of Keller Postman, which has offices in Chicago, Washington DC and Austin. The UK side, which was founded in 2019 and specialises in group actions, is based […]

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Freshfields secures Apple mandate in £500m case

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton have been called in to defend two of the world’s largest companies in a new opt-out class action worth nearly half a billion pounds in the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT). Apple and Amazon are accused of concluding a secret deal in 2018, which has kept prices […]

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US firm defends Apple in latest £800m class action

A class action seeking nearly £800m from Apple has been launched in the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT). Brought on behalf of over 1,500 UK app developers by class representative Professor Sean Ennis and boutique competition firm Geradin Partners, the claim contends that Apple has made the App Store the only place where app developers can […]

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Claim Spotter: Businesses file professional negligence suit against Pinsents

Pinsents questioned over professional negligence  Pinsent Masons has been hit with a lawsuit by Gloucestershire investment management company Blackfinch Group and Kuwait supply chain services firm Agility. The two organisations have teamed up to issue a professional negligence claim against the law firm. Pinsents has called on Reynolds Porter Chamberlain (RPC) for its defence, while […]

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Byline Times and GB News presenter Dan Wootton: the legal line-up

Law firms including Mishcon de Reya have been called in for advice ahead of any potential legal action between GB News presenter Dan Wootton and investigative news website Byline Times. Byline Times this month published a report on Wootton, who previously worked for The Sun as its entertainment columnist, concerning allegations that he had used […]