Three firms appointed to £4m HS2 panel

Three firms have won spots on High Speed Two railway’s (HS2) latest panel worth £4m. Burges Salmon, Gowling WLG and Sharpe Pritchard have all won spots on the panel, which is for the provision of procurement, commercial and general legal services. Burges Salmon is the only firm to be re-appointed from the previous panel, having […]

Marine team Hill Dickinson

Hill Dickinson hires six-strong team from Clydes

Hill Dickinson has secured another team hire, taking a group of six from Clyde & Co in Newcastle. Shipping partner Stephen Mackin has made the move along with five other colleagues. Mackin joined Clyde & Co in 2017, before which he spent nearly 25 years at Eversheds Sutherland. A former seafarer himself, Mackin specialises in […]


Russian aircraft claims head to trial after jurisdiction case fails

The mammoth Russian aircraft claims are set to continue in England and Wales after today’s High Court judgment dismissed defendants’ applications to have the dispute heard in Russia. The Russian aviation claims are one of The Lawyer’s top 20 cases of 2024, seeing aircraft lessors take on their insurers for vessels trapped in Russia since […]


Dieselgate: 200 attendees pile in for latest hearing

Around 200 attendees piled in for a live hearing for the “dieselgate” group action earlier this month, according to a judgment handed down today. The group actions, brought by several claimant boutique law firms, revolve around the claim that car buyers were allegedly misled about the levels of dangerous emissions produced by diesel vehicles. Mrs […]

Piraeus Greece

WFW and HFW score new recruits from Ince’s Piraeus office

Teams from Ince & Co’s Piraeus office are joining the Greek operations of Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) and Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW). The moves follow the collapse of Ince last year, after it was bought out of administration by Axiom DWFM, which subsequently became Axiom Ince. WFW is hiring partners Jamila Khan, Aris Moschopoulos […]


Turk airline

Turkey – Upgrade nation

The rise of the Turkish aviation sector reflects a wider trend of prosperity The Turkish banking crisis of 2000/01 wreaked havoc on the country’s economy: its currency crashed, interest rates rocketed and tens of thousands lost their jobs. In the aftermath, however, banking sector reforms meant Turkey was far better prepared for the 2008 global […]

Featured Briefings

A better future – What next for the Thames Valley?

As part of our ‘Future Cities’ campaign, Shoosmiths is holding a series of virtual ‘think tank’ discussions with prominent local stakeholders in different locations across the UK to share insights and ideas around what the future holds for these locations.

Brexit’s implications for automotive intellectual property

By Gordon Harris If a deal is reached ahead of Brexit, the indications are that a transition period would preserve the status quo for intellectual property (IP) until the end of 2020. This article explores the implications of a no deal Brexit, for IP regimes supporting the UK automotive sector. It explains what would not be […]