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Over 65 practice areas are featured covering the full spread of public, commercial and criminal law, and barristers' work both domestically and in foreign jurisdictions is investigated.
European Court of Justice’s key ruling on equal pay
In this Legal Topic, we examine the ruling on an equal pay case and look at the UK employment law barristers involved.
The Arbitration market continues to grow despite a global pandemic
Read about how and where the Arbitration market has seen growth, despite the changes enforced by Covid-19 and discover how the market has adjusted to the remote ways of working.
NHS Trust prosecuted
Following the tragic death of Harry Richford, an NHS Trust pleaded guilty to failing to provide safe care and treatment to the newborn. Read more about the case and a look at the acting barristers who worked pro bono.
Barristers win major Supreme Court employment equal pay case
A look at the success for leading QCs who were instructed to challenge Asda over an equal pay claim from female supermarket workers who claimed they were unfairly paid less than male workers for similar work.
Suez Canal blockage
Insightful analysis of the grounding of the container ship EVER GIVEN in the Suez Canal and a look at the QCs and Chambers instructed in the previous major incident.
Top barrister accuses government of mischaracterising findings of the Faulks Review
Learn about why a leading UK barrister challenged the UK Government's reporting of a key inquiry into judicial review and the rule of law.
Meghan Markle takes on the UK tabloid press
We offer a look at the leading defamation lawyers who were instructed to work on the Duchess of Sussex’s case against the Associated Newspapers.
The Supreme Court's verdict on the Shamima Begum Case
Learn about the case in which the Supreme Court ruled in favour of the UK Government and discover which top human rights lawyers were involved in the case.
The impacts of Covid-19 on business interruption policies
In January 2021, the Supreme Court gave its verdict on a landmark case regarding business interruption policies and how they apply to disruption caused by Covid-19. Read the result and find out who the leading barristers on the case were.
Success for the Stansted 15
Protest law is an ever-growing area, as evidenced by the recent case involving the Stansted 15. Read about who they were, why they protested and the outcome of their case.
Leading sets and barristers for and against the government
Discover which leading public law barristers and sets were the most involved in judicial review cases and who were ultimately the most successful.
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