A litigator’s yearbook: 2013 (England and Wales)

As we approach the end of 2013, it's a chance to look back at the year that was and assess the changes it has brought. Below is our summary of key developments from a commercial litigator's perspective. We hope you… Read more

Substantial court fee increases proposed for commercial claims

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has issued a consultation proposing substantial court fee increases. For certain types of proceedings, these include "enhanced" fees aimed at recovering more than the cost of running the services to which they relate. The key proposals include: Introducing percentage issue fees for money… Read more

Court of Appeal decision on Part 36 offers to settle

The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal against a split costs order awarding costs to the claimant for certain periods and the defendant for certain periods of the litigation: Thinc Group Limited v Jeremy Kingdom [2013] EWCA Civ 1306.… Read more

Our latest UK Banking Litigation Update published

We have published our latest Banking Litigation Update, summarising some of the more important UK cases and developments affecting financial institutions since the last update published in February 2013. The update includes developments relating to mis-selling claims, LIBOR, contractual construction… Read more

Article published on dispute resolution in Africa

Stéphane Brabant, John Ogilvie and Paula Hodges have published an article in PLC Magazine which addresses the key points that investors should consider when approaching litigation, arbitration or crisis management in Africa. Click here to download a pdf. This article follows on… Read more