When disputes arise, they can often have far-reaching implications for the rest of a business.
Contentious issues need to be dealt with swiftly and appropriately to prevent them escalating, keeping disruption and financial impact to a minimum. Mitigating risk is just as important as robustly fighting a claim in court. There are numerous alternatives to litigation, so pursuing the right strategy is important to ensure disputes are resolved in the most effective way.
We treat problems as if they are our own, working closely and collaboratively with our clients to provide practical solutions that fit with their commercial objectives. While we have a substantial group of litigators, we are also experts in alternative dispute resolution, mediation and arbitration. In addition, we also provide risk mitigation and investigation services to help clients identify where issues might arise, and where they have in the past, to work out the causes and implement solutions.
Whether it’s handling high-profile, complex cases in the High Court and beyond, or working behind the scenes with a minimum of fuss, clients rely on our first-class insight to help them stay one step ahead.
Protests against LGBT teaching at Birmingham Primary School20 June 2019
The Public Sector Equality Duty provides that public authorities have a duty to eliminate discrimination, harassment and victimisation whilst advancing equality of opportunity and fostering good relations between people who share a relevant protected characteristic and people who don’t share it. Primary schools in advancing LGBT rights and fostering good relations have been met with protests and demonstrations which Birmingham City Council sought to restrain by injunction.
Litigation Costs20 June 2019
We have updated our Guide to Litigation Costs, which provides a general introduction to the recovery of litigation costs from your opponent. It discusses general principles as well as issues that may arise during the course of litigation, providing practical guidance as to how to secure the best recovery.
Lachaux: defamation clients must prove “serious harm”17 June 2019
Has a statement about you caused you serious harm? That is the question posed by section 1 of the Defamation Act 2013, which has been the subject of a long running defamation claim brought against the publishers of the Evening Standard, the Independent and the Huffington Post. The Supreme Court has now delivered its judgment on the interpretation of section 1, which has significant implications for the media industry.
Pensioner sues Wolverhampton Wanderers over design of logo13 June 2019
Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club have succeeded in defending a copyright claim in which the claimant contended that he designed their distinctive wolf head logo over 40 years ago.
Law Society Report: AI in the Justice System13 June 2019
The Law Society has now published the final report of its Technology and the Law Commission (the “Commission”) investigation into the use of algorithms in the justice system. It follows a year-long exploration by the Commission of whether algorithms’ use within the justice system should be regulated to protect human rights and trust and, if so, how.
The Trade Secrets (Enforcement, etc) Regulations 2018, one year on07 June 2019
The UK implemented legislation on 9 June 2018 bringing into force the EU Trade Secrets Directive. This article looks at the impact this legislation has had in the employment context where a claim for misuse of confidential information may now also include a statutory claim for misuse of trade secrets.
Mark Lim writes for Accountancy Age: Insolvency of LLPs – liability and risk for partners07 June 2019
In an article for Accountancy Age, Mark Lim outlines what partners need to know in the event of an LLP’s insolvency.