A litigator’s yearbook 2020 (England and Wales)

2020 will be, for many of us, a year we are keen to forget, as we look forward to 2021 with hope that the Covid-19 vaccines will bring life back to something approaching normality – though perhaps with some trepidation at the uncertainties for business following on from the end of the Brexit implementation period, … Read more

Managing risk: A disputes perspective (2020)

Our annual disputes client conference exploring key legal and compliance risks facing major corporates was held as an online event on 1 and 2 December. After opening remarks by Damien Byrne Hill, managing partner for dispute resolution, there were presentations on the Covid-19 pandemic and its legacy, the growing risk of UK class actions, responding … Read more

Commercial litigation podcast series – Episode 5: General update

In this fifth episode of our series of commercial litigation update podcasts, we briefly outline the state of play for Brexit as it affects litigation in the English courts. We also look at some developments since our last update relating to the disclosure pilot, witness evidence reform and remote hearings, and finally we look at … Read more

Upcoming webinar – Litigation update

On Wednesday 4 November (2-3pm UK time), Anna Pertoldi and Maura McIntosh will deliver a webinar for Herbert Smith Freehills clients and contacts looking at developments in commercial litigation since our last update webinar, in November last year. The webinar will focus on developments relating to disclosure, witness evidence and remote hearings, as well as … Read more

Commercial litigation podcast series – Episode 4: General update

In this fourth episode of our series of commercial litigation update podcasts, we look at a variety of cases and developments, including an update on the disclosure pilot and proposals in relation to witness statements. We also look at recent cases on privilege, witness evidence, access to court documents, claim notices and freezing injunctions. This … Read more