In the opening speech for our 2016 litigation summit, Essex Court heavyweight Sir Bernard Eder reflects on the challenges facing the Commercial Court
The Commercial Court was established in 1895. At that stage, it was called the Commercial List, but I am not sure that matters. The reason why it was set up may be found in a brilliant article, which appears at the beginning of volume one of a set of law reports now no longer referred to, generally called Commercial Cases. That article is a must-read for anyone interested in modern commercial litigation. It is as if nothing has changed in 120 years.
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In a centrepiece debate, a group of heavyweight disputes veterans came together to discuss London’s much-lauded new finance court. Can it live up to expectations?
Even amid a packed programme at Legal Business‘s second annual Commercial Litigation Summit, the discussion on the newly-launched Financial List, the dedicated court backed by specialist judges and an innovative appeals track, was a highlight of the day.
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In an unusual session, Legal Business united top M&A lawyers and litigators to forecast the next wave of disputes to come when the deal cycle turns
It is a received wisdom of the legal industry that the economic cycle inevitably turns from market excesses and greed of the boom to the recrimination and disputes in the following recession. Yet in detail, the pattern – and corresponding risks – never play out the same way.
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More than 160 senior litigators and GCs came together for Legal Business’ first Commercial Litigation Summit on 13 May in central London. We bring you comprehensive coverage of the day’s debates.
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