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Browne Jacobson's specialist litigation lawyers provide comprehensive support and advice on issues relating to litigation and dispute resolution. We have a wide range of expertise, from providing support on inquests and safeguarding issues through to successful representation on major international construction and fraud cases. We are able to provide our own advocacy in many cases through our in house advocacy unit, providing clients with a seamless service and value for money.
Recent cases have examined in what circumstances the costs and damages caps in Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) cease to be fully applied.
It’s been a long time coming but the decision of the Court of Appeal in the case of British Gas Trading Limited v Lock and others has now been published.
Expect to have to disclose communications with your first expert, even if you consider it to be privileged.
A case which shows that, despite recent developments, a developer could still face an injunction requiring works to be removed where a neighbour’s right to light is interfered with.
A very competent team, which is effective and responsive. Things are very well presented.
A commercial and thorough approach with a strong eye for detail and good client handling skills.
They are efficient and knowledgeable.
Advising the US SIPA Trustee of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC and Bernard L. Madoff in respect of, and overseeing his English, European and Commonwealth claims arising from the world’s largest fraud. These claims raise multiple, formerly untested, areas of cross-border insolvency law, involving billions of dollars redemptions and fees paid prior to the collapse of Madoff’s infamous Ponzi scheme.
Advised one of the ‘big six’ energy suppliers in a claim for damages in excess of £30m against the main supplier of IT outsourced services for business-critical services such as on-line servicing bookings, virus/security protection and the system allowing trading on the energy futures market. We gathered large amounts of complex IT-related evidence and advised the main board on its strategy for the claim and for the potential termination of the contract.
Regularly instructed as counsel at trials and interim hearings, appearing before all levels of the judiciary, including the Court of Appeal.
Advising in some of the most important social care cases in recent years including the Waterhouse Inquiry, Victoria Climbié, Fiona Pilkington and Khyra Ishaq.
We advised on a high profile baby inquest in which considerable attention was placed on the medical management of the labour; multiple hospital witnesses were called to give evidence and high volumes of documentation were disclosed. The verdict was one of natural causes and critical comments via summing up by the coroner were minimised.
Represented a trust in relation to judicial review proceedings following a complex and lengthy jury inquest. The decision was upheld by the Court of Appeal and is one of the leading cases on judicial bias.
Advising on claims made against retailers and public authorities following release of potentially sensitive data, including defamation, third party disclosure and subject access rights, breach of regulation, and privacy.
Cutting edge medical treatment cases – including the first Court authorised male sterilisation and the leading case on withdrawal of artificial nutrition and hydration in a minimally conscious state.
An additional costs order has been made to reflect a currency loss caused by the decline in the exchange rate between the pound and the euro.
Following the judgment in Dewhurst v CitySprint UK Ltd, there is a risk that contractors are in fact workers within the meaning of the Employment Rights Act 1996 and entitled to the protections that the legislation affords.
This Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) case involved a product known as the eXtreme locker: a locker used in schools.
The court has granted an application for an interim injunction against the claimant’s former employee to enforce non-competition restrictive covenants and confidentiality clauses in his employment contract
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