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  • HSF ensures victory for regulator in major Covid-19 insurance test case 

    HSF ensures victory for regulator in major Covid-19 insurance test case 

    Herbert Smith Freehills  (HSF) has ensured victory for the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in a landmark test case intended to provide clarity on whether companies have valid business disruption insurance claims as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The High Court judgment handed down this morning (15 September) by Lord Justice Flaux and Mr Justice …

    ‘Crazy and hopeless’: Osborne Clarke and EIP dial in landmark patent victory against Chinese giants

    ‘Crazy and hopeless’: Osborne Clarke and EIP dial in landmark patent victory against Chinese giants

    The Supreme Court has ruled against Chinese telecoms giants Huawei and ZTE today (26 August) in a landmark IP dispute, with Osborne Clarke and EIP Legal securing victory for clients Unwired Planet and Conversant. The case concerns patent infringement and the manner in which corporates enter global licensing arrangements. Huawei had been appealing against previous …

    Beckwith appeal date set as ex-Freshfields partner challenges liability and costs in #MeToo case

    Beckwith appeal date set as ex-Freshfields partner challenges liability and costs in #MeToo case

    An appeal by former Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer partner Ryan Beckwith against the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal’s (SDT) decision in his misconduct case is set to be heard in October. Beckwith filed the High Court appeal against the SDT’s decision on liability and the costs award in February, with the hearing now listed for Wednesday 21 October. 

    Disputes Yearbook – online pdf

    Disputes Yearbook – online pdf

    While much of the country works from home we are providing an additional online option for you to access your copy of the Disputes Yearbook 2020. Please see below for a link to an online pdf of the Disputes Yearbook 2020. This will only be accessible to subscribers. Please make sure you are logged into …

    Barclays acquittal draws flak for flawed SFO prosecutions despite record Airbus win

    Barclays acquittal draws flak for flawed SFO prosecutions despite record Airbus win

    Thomas Alan assesses the fresh controversy around SFO tactics It claims it is a public service hamstrung by archaic laws and deserves more sympathy; its critics make unfavourable comparisons to the civil service and question the competency of its lawyers.

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