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A senior clerk at 20 Essex Chambers has joined legal recruiter Hewetson Shah as a partner. Mathew Kesbey, who has spent over 20 years in clerking at both Essex Court Chambers and 20 Essex Street, joins the recruiter as a partner today.
03 Mar 2014 | 14:35 |
After the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill's second reading in the House of Commons yesterday (24 February), Angela Patrick, director of human rights at JUSTICE considers the Government’s proposals for the future of judicial review
25 Feb 2014 | 15:17
Peter Rees QC, the former head of Royal Dutch Shell's legal team, is to return to international arbitration, Legal Week has learned. Sources confirmed that Rees (pictured), who is currently taking a month's leave following his departure from the oil g...
24 Feb 2014 | 01:00 |
The London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) has appointed Jacomijn van Haersolte-van Hof as its new director general, succeeding Adrian Winstanley who is retiring after seventeen years in the post. Winstanley will retire at the end of June ...
24 Feb 2014 | 00:05 |
International arbitration heads at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Herbert Smith Freehills and Berwin Leighton Paisner are among five solicitor advocates to be appointed Queen's Counsel.
19 Feb 2014 | 00:00 |
Ofcom and BT's in-house legal teams have won a Court of Appeal battle against Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) client Sky, after it was found that a 2012 decision to block the regulator from forcing a discount of Sky's sports channels was "inadequate"
18 Feb 2014 | 11:27 |
Thirty Nine Essex Street has launched an office in Kuala Lumpur, making it the first UK chambers to have a presence in Malaysia. The set has taken an office at the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration.
14 Feb 2014 | 00:30 |
Devereux Chambers' Jonathan Fisher QC has been appointed as a specialist adviser to the Treasury Select Committee's inquiry into the Co-operative Bank's failed bid for 632 Lloyds branches.
29 Jan 2014 | 10:25 |
Lord Justice Christopher Clarke's cost judgment in Excalibur Ventures v Texas Keystone and others  is out. To precis the most interesting points, the implication of the judgment is that Clifford Chance (CC) has, for its clients:
16 Jan 2014 | 11:31
XXIV Old Buildings has appointed Withers litigation partner Sue Medder as its director of chambers. Medder joined Withers in 1998 and became a partner in 2008 in the firm's contentious trust and succession group. She specialises in all types of offsh...
16 Jan 2014 | 08:50
Herbert Smith Freehills has turned to the Bar for its latest partner recruit, hiring Tom Leech QC from Maitland Chambers to join its London advocacy group.
09 Jan 2014 | 14:06 |
On Monday 6 January the criminal Bar staged a mass walk-out. Up and down the country barristers, solicitors and members of the public campaigned outside Magistrates' Courts and Crown Courts against the proposed legal aid cuts. Cuts that will cripple t...
08 Jan 2014 | 15:45
The former director of public prosecutions Keir Starmer QC has received a knighthood for services to law and criminal justice. He is one of a number of UK legal professionals recognised in the 2014 New Year Honours list.
03 Jan 2014 | 14:24 |
The Law Commission has produced its eagerly awaited report on juror misconduct and internet publications, following extensive consultation. The Commission had been urgently tasked with considering reform in this area, following a number of high-profil...
10 Dec 2013 | 14:05
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, BT Sport and Devereux Chambers were among the big winners at last night's British Legal Awards, which saw a 900-strong audience gather at London's Old Billingsgate Market to honour the top performers from another eventf...
29 Nov 2013 | 12:38 |
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