Sponsored briefing: The Effects of Coronavirus (Covid-19) on Turkish Litigation Practice

Sponsored briefing: The Effects of Coronavirus (Covid-19) on Turkish Litigation Practice

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

The outbreak of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) has affected almost all individuals and businesses in Turkey with over 3,629 confirmed cases, as of 26 March 2020, in all of Turkey. Continue reading “Sponsored briefing: The Effects of Coronavirus (Covid-19) on Turkish Litigation Practice”

Supreme Court rules in favour of Morrisons in landmark data breach case

Supreme Court rules in favour of Morrisons in landmark data breach case

In a significant move for the future of large data breach and privacy cases, Morrisons Supermarkets has successfully defeated a group litigation claim following a decision by the Supreme Court this morning (1 April).

The case centres on whether a company can be held vicariously liable for the actions of a single employee, after thousands of members of staff found their personal information disclosed on the internet by a rogue employee in the company’s audit team. Continue reading “Supreme Court rules in favour of Morrisons in landmark data breach case”

Still punching – Can boutiques keep moving up a weight class amid mounting competition?

Still punching – Can boutiques keep moving up a weight class amid mounting competition?

‘Gone are the days where the client would just default to a certain adviser because that is who it has used all along,’ says Signature Litigation partner Daniel Spendlove. ‘Corporates, especially one-off distressed clients, are thinking about who they use carefully and that puts firms like ours in a strong position.’

Boutiques have been a striking feature of the disputes landscape for more than a decade. The rhetoric extols the virtues of the stripped-back model, unconstrained by the extra overheads that come with having multiple practice areas, and the conflict-free feature allows full-service firms to feel confident in referring disputes work to non-competitors. ‘What clients get is a focused offering. We’re not cross-selling other departments. We are simply here to handle a case,’ adds Spendlove. Continue reading “Still punching – Can boutiques keep moving up a weight class amid mounting competition?”

CAT rules in favour of claimants and funders as trucks cartel dispute intensifies

CAT rules in favour of claimants and funders as trucks cartel dispute intensifies

The Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) has today (29 October) laid down a marker in the ongoing trucks cartel dispute, giving the go ahead for claimants to bring their case to court through litigation funding.

The truck cartel dispute concerns six of the world’s largest truck manufacturers facing collective action claims. The European Commission dealt a €2.9bn fine in July 2016 for price fixing, which led the way for compensation claims from those who purchased or leased trucks from 1997 onwards. Continue reading “CAT rules in favour of claimants and funders as trucks cartel dispute intensifies”

Firms pile into fast-moving corporate crime sphere but is there enough work to keep all hands busy?

Firms pile into fast-moving corporate crime sphere but is there enough work to keep all hands busy?

 

Georgina Stanley and Anna Cole-Bailey assess a highly competitive sector in flux

Tesco, Rolls-Royce, Unaoil, Greenergy – as companies face increasing scrutiny of their governance and anti-corruption procedures, the number of law firms striving to corner the lucrative white-collar/corporate crime market shows no sign of abating. Continue reading “Firms pile into fast-moving corporate crime sphere but is there enough work to keep all hands busy?”