In Court This Week


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 […]

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In court this week: Trains, Spain and London’s ExCel

Justin Gutmann’s boundary fares class action trial begins The trial in the class action regarding rail fares, brought by class representative Justin Gutmann, kicks off today (17 June) in the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) for three weeks with a further week in reserve. Gutmann, represented by Charles Lyndon, alleges that the defendant rail companies abused […]

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In court this week: Manchester City, Serco and HSF

Manchester City goes to war with the Premier League Manchester City’s two week case against the Premier League is set to kick off today in London. The four-in-a-row champions launched arbitral proceedings against the governing body back in February, challenging the League’s own rules. Manchester City has long been battling the League over various matters […]

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In court this week: PwC, Trucks and VietJet

British American Tobacco takes on PwC over negligence row British American Tobacco (BAT) subsidiary BTI is taking on Big Four firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) this week for a 39-day trial beginning tomorrow (4 June). The next eight weeks will see Hogan Lovells represent BTI as it goes head-to-head with Reed Smith for PwC in the Financial […]

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In court this week: Glencore litigation gears up for first hearing

Mammoth Glencore securities litigation goes for first CMC Hundreds of claimants participate in five separate matters, with representation from Stewarts, Pallas Partners, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, BCLP and Fox Williams. The Glencore group action is a mammoth case, due to go before the Business and Property Courts for a three-day CMC beginning tomorrow (21 […]

JP Morgan

In court this week: A top 10 appeal, Libor and JP Morgan

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan and Fountain Court prepare to represent clients across a number of court hearings this week. JP Morgan clashes with Greek investment hearing in race to €5bn After investment banking giant JP Morgan and Greek investment company WeRealize filed parallel claims against one another in mid-February this year, their dispute has […]

In court this week: SKAT, oligarchs and anti-suits

Mammoth SKAT case finally hits Commercial Court for longest-ever hearing The Danish Customs and Tax Administration (SKAT) begins its trial in the Commercial Court today (15 April), marking what is due to be the longest scheduled hearing in the Court’s history. One of The Lawyer’s Top 20 Cases of 2024, the 12-month trial will tackle […]

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In court this week: Sports Direct and Newcastle United

Sports Direct takes on Newcastle United in kit rights clash The Magpies are heading to the Competition Appeal Tribunal tomorrow (9 April) for one day in a claim brought by Sports Direct, as the high street sports equipment retailer challenges Newcastle United over its third-party kit sales policy. Sports Direct, represented by Travers Smith, alleges […]

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In court this week: Dieselgate, Clydes and counter-terrorism powers

Wealthy businessman sues former legal advisers Heading to the Commerical Court today (11 March) for five days is the professional negligence case brought by businessman Riad Al Sadik against Clyde & Co, two barristers from XXIV Old Buildings and Harney Westwood & Riegels. Al Sadik, a wealthy businessman who lives in Dubai, invested $136m in […]