The Times Law Awards 2019 competition launches

October 19 2018

The Times Law Awards 2019 competition has now launched.  The below article was extracted from The Times Student Law Supplement on 18 October. 'The UK is hovering uncertainly at the most significant crossroads in modern history since the summer of 1940. For many solicitors and barristers, prospects, opportunities and aspirations will hinge on the kind of Brexit that will be crafted between now...

Robert Tchenguiz abandons claims against Grant Thornton

October 18 2018

On day 4 of the trial, Robert Tchenguiz and the other Claimants have abandoned all claims against Grant Thornton in the long-running litigation which the Claimants commenced in August 2015.   In the claims, which have been widely reported in the press, Mr Tchenguiz and associated Claimant companies alleged that two Grant Thornton partners had conspired with a member of Kaupthing bank’s resolution...

Lloyd v Google LLC Case Note

October 09 2018

In Lloyd v Google LLC [2018] EWHC 2599 (QB), Warby J has refused to allow a representative claim for “damage” for breach of the duty in section 4(4) of the Data Protection Act 1998 to proceed against Google.  The court refused permission to serve the claim on Google in California on the grounds that the claim was purely generic and the pleaded facts failed to disclose that any “damage”...

September 21 2018

Deutsche Bank AG v Mr Alexander Vik [2018] EWCA Civ 2011 This judgment is the latest instalment in the long-running litigation between Deutsche Bank (“DB”) and the Monaco-based billionaire, Alexander Vik.   In 2008, Mr Vik’s personal investment vehicle, Sebastian Holdings, Inc. (“SHI”), incurred huge debts to DB after it made a series of heavily loss making FX trades....