Managing risk: a disputes perspective (2017)

Herbert Smith Freehills recently held its annual disputes client conference exploring some key legal and compliance risks facing major corporates. Following opening remarks by Mark Shillito, head of dispute resolution for the UK and US, there were presentations on cyber… Read more

Court of Appeal allows LIBOR claims to proceed

The Court of Appeal has allowed parties to two claims against LIBOR panel banks to amend their pleadings to include allegations that the banks made implied representations relating to the accuracy of LIBOR. In doing so, the Court held that… Read more

Our new Asia disputes blog

We have today launched Herbert Smith Freehills’ new Asia disputes blog, Asia Disputes Notes, where you will find the latest updates on disputes related topics from across the Asian jurisdictions in which we operate (Hong Kong and Greater China, Southeast… Read more

UK: Private LIBOR claims – an uphill battle for claimants

The ongoing regulatory investigations into the manipulation of LIBOR have prompted much speculation about the possibility of claimants bringing private law actions against banks based on the regulators' findings.  In the first cases to come before the UK courts, the Court… Read more

UK Supreme Court refuses to extend privilege to accountants

The Supreme Court confirmed today that legal advice privilege (“LAP”) cannot be claimed in respect of confidential communications between accountants and their clients for the purpose of requesting or providing legal advice. LAP can be claimed only where such communications… Read more

New: Handy client guide to privilege

Click here to access our Litigation Team's new client guide to legal professional privilege under English law, with: An decision tree: intended as a quick reference to help determine which documents can legitimately be withheld on grounds of privilege; and Practical… Read more

The provision of reasons by public bodies

The approach taken by the Courts in three recent judicial review cases (set in a planning law context) provides a useful overview of relevant factors considered by the Courts when evaluating the adequacy of reasons given by public bodies.  The… Read more