Pulling the Strings – Arbitration

Despite the increasing popularity of arbitration, a significant number of clients have been disappointed by the performance of an arbitrator. LB asks what can be done to improve faith in the system When something gets a mention in the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Budget speech, it is usually important. So when George Osborne spoke of …

A Matter of Time – Simmons & Simmons

After a failed merger, a drop in both revenue and a profits, and a slew of partner departures, Simmons’ new managing partner Jeremy Hoyland certainly has his work cut out. Can his plans for change deliver? Jeremy Hoyland’s timing has always been a little off. He qualified just before the 1990s’ recession, tried to launch …

Litigation round table

Litigation round table

Trends in international commercial litigation were to the fore in the second Legal Business round table in conjunction with McCann FitzGerald. From the globalisation of disputes to rising levels of disclosure and tougher regulators there was plenty on the agenda There has arguably never been a better time to be a litigator. Although the much-anticipated …