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, …

The Simmons interview: What to worry about

The Simmons interview: What to worry about

Legal Business: Simmons seems to have come out of a period of malaise. What have been the primary drivers for that growth over the last two years? Jeremy Hoyland, managing partner: Most of that has been driven by the sectors, so [opening in] Ireland is not because we’re interested in the domestic market. We’re interested …

Banking and finance focus: Back to the future

Banking and finance focus: Back to the future

‘The truth is no-one’s got the faintest idea what finance practices will look like in the future,’ shrugs Tony Bugg, Linklaters’ head of banking, when asked to describe a top City finance practice in 2030. Of the dozens of London finance chiefs and partners to whom Legal Business posed the question, Bugg’s take is at …