Announcements

Herbert Smith Freehills contributes England and Wales chapter of The Securities Litigation Review

Securities litigation presents an increasing threat to UK corporates, with the potential for both regulatory action and civil claims by investors seeking recovery of losses suffered as a result of investing in applicable securities. Karen Anderson and Harry Edwards have … Continue reading

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Article published on how in-house lawyers can tackle the increasing threat of class actions in the English courts

Class actions represent an increasing area of risk for UK corporates, with increasing numbers of high-profile and high-value group claims being brought, or threatened to be brought, in the English courts. The principal mechanism used to litigate these claims differs … Continue reading

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Article published – Damages-Based Agreements: A chance to make them work?

The government has recently launched its post-implementation review of the key legislation that implemented the Jackson reforms, including the introduction of damages-based agreements (or DBAs), back in April 2013: Part 2 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2013 (LASPO). … Continue reading

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Our new book launched today: Class Actions in England and Wales

Herbert Smith Freehills is today launching a new textbook, Class Actions in England and Wales. Written by lawyers from the firm and published by Sweet & Maxwell, it aims to become an essential resource for those bringing or defending class … Continue reading

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Article published – If the cap fits

In a decision late last year, the Court of Appeal considered the interpretation of a provision which purported to cap the liability of a provider of IT systems for defaults occurring at different stages of the contract. In contrast to … Continue reading

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Global Pound Conference report published

The Global Pound Conference series – a unique and ambitious initiative to inform how civil and commercial disputes are resolved in the 21st century – brought together over 4000 dispute resolution stakeholders, at 28 conferences spanning 24 countries worldwide. Herbert Smith Freehills, … Continue reading

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Managing risk: A disputes perspective (2018)

Herbert Smith Freehills recently held its annual disputes client conference exploring some key legal and compliance risks facing major corporates. The event was attended by close to 100 clients. After opening remarks by Damien Byrne Hill, head of dispute resolution for … Continue reading

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Upcoming webinar – Litigation update

On Wednesday 18 April (12.30 – 1.30pm BST), Anna Pertoldi, Maura McIntosh and Jan O’Neill will deliver a webinar for Herbert Smith Freehills clients and contacts looking at developments in commercial litigation since our last update webinar in October last year. The … Continue reading

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Article published – Alternative dispute resolution reform: one size does not fit all

On 6 March, the Civil Justice Council held a workshop to discuss the recommendations made in its interim report on ADR, which was subject to consultation late last year. The interim report expresses concerns regarding a perceived underuse of ADR and suggests … Continue reading

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Article published – Proposals for disclosure reform: Do they fit the bill?

Late last year, a disclosure working group chaired by Lady Justice Gloster published proposals for disclosure reform, including a completely new rule to govern the disclosure of documents in English litigation. The proposals are subject to consultation until the end of … Continue reading

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