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New Guideline Hourly Rates for Summary Assessment

After over ten years without any change, new Guideline Hourly Rates have finally been approved by the Master of the Rolls, to come into effect from 1 October 2021. These represent a ‘modest’ increase in the hourly rates that clients can hope to recover when a costs award is made against the other side in civil litigation. Under... Read More

“A powerful ally and formidable foe”: What makes an effective litigation lawyer?

When the fate of your business hangs in the balance, having the right representation is essential. From contract disputes to employment issues, there are a number of pitfalls that can derail, or even destroy, a business you have long built up. Without the right legal support, your situation can be even more perilous – expertise and... Read More

The new normal? Florida court holds first ever fully virtual jury trial

The impact of COVID-19 has forced us all to embrace new forms of communication, with virtual platforms becoming an essential part of our lives. Now, they may become an essential part of our justice system. On Monday, the first ever jury trial to take place entirely on Zoom began in Duval County, Florida. While remote-trials have been in... Read More

The world of civil appeals to go viral

Public interest in important legal trials is set to rise significantly with the recent announcement by Master of the Rolls, Sir Terence Etherton, that civil cases in the Court of Appeal will be live streamed to worldwide audiences on YouTube. Plans for the three branches of the High Court in England and Wales to live-stream civil cases will... Read More

Andrew Moran QC on jurisdictions and British justice after Brexit

We were delighted to welcome Andrew Moran QC from Serle Court to our London offices this morning to discuss jurisdiction in civil and commercial matters in the UK and Europe post-Brexit. Since the referendum result was announced in June 2016, MoJ chiefs have been beset with questions as to future plans for British justice. It is a area ripe... Read More

Viacom shareholder lawsuit put on hold

A Delaware judge has halted the ongoing Viacom shareholder lawsuit at the request of Sumner Redstone’s lawyers. The ailing media mogul, worth $4.8 billion, has been in the midst of a legal battle since May this year. In a controversial move, Mr Redstone ousted several directors, including Philippe P. Dauman, the former chairman and... Read More
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