Disputes tech: A rich market for e-discovery but predictive tools face data hurdle

Disputes tech: A rich market for e-discovery but predictive tools face data hurdle

  It is hard to overstate the rise in disputes-focused technology in recent years – a trend underwritten by the dire need to streamline burdensome and expensive disclosure processes. A major milestone was reached in June, when Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) declared it had become the first firm to win a significant court victory …

The future of disputes debate: The justice brand

The future of disputes debate: The justice brand

Alex Novarese, Legal Business: Will the UK legal system be more or less trusted post Brexit? Abhijit Mukhopadhyay, Hinduja Group: As a business, we trust English law and the English courts. Whenever we do business in any part of the world, unless it is in the US, we always go for English law. So long …

The disputes funding debate: The value of everything

The disputes funding debate: The value of everything

Craig Arnott, Burford Capital: Litigation finance used to be perceived as a last-ditch resort for impecunious clients. That has transformed, largely because of cost pressure. It is just at the start of the change, especially on the corporate side and what possibilities there are for outsourcing. It seems a little crude, but it is an …

Trusts and estates disputes – Back on board

Trusts and estates disputes – Back on board

With high-profile trust and estates disputes providing a rich diet to private client specialists for some time, City firms have recently made the push to get in on the act. If the mass retreat of City firms from private client work in the 1980s and 1990s looked like folly when Mishcon de Reya, Forsters and …

Disputes Yearbook 2015

Disputes Yearbook 2015

Introduction Leader: A challenging time for disputes teams in a polarised market Economic recovery will not lead to decline in the disputes sector Opening Statements The specialist court the City needs Legal privilege: the ripples flow on still from Three Rivers Features Undisputed – the next generation of partners setting the disputes agenda Calling time …

Trust Disputes – The Myth of Trust

Trust Disputes – The Myth of Trust

Trust disputes can offer advisers a lucrative caseload and longer-term institutional and corporate relationships. Legal Business looks at the key players in a competitive market. Wealthy business owners tend to have colourful lifestyles, families and ways of protecting their wealth, and these ingredients can often come together to form an explosive cocktail. Take Stanley Ho, …

Defying gravity – Inside the improbable rise of Travers and Macfarlanes

Defying gravity – Inside the improbable rise of Travers and Macfarlanes

‘If you look at Wall Street, this model is replicated again and again. There is no reason it shouldn’t work in the UK.’ David Patient, now seven months into his second term as Travers Smith’s managing partner, responds philosophically to this Legal Business comment on the performance of his firm and Macfarlanes: ‘If two firms …