Top litigation cases of 2015

Last year The Lawyer’s top 20 cases were dominated by professional negligence claims, with a number of law firms in the firing line.

Many of these settled, with Clifford Chance escaping a £130m derivatives claim relating to the Berlin public transport system while Nabarro and Weil Gotshal & Manges also reached settlements before the claims against them made it to court.

There are still many more professional negligence cases to be heard, though, such as former Queens Park Rangers chairman Antonio Caliendo’s claim against Mishcon de Reya, and British Virgin Islands company Orientfield Holdings’ £2m suit against Bird & Bird.

Will they be among our top 20 cases for 2015? Look out for our 19 January issue to find out.

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