What have the following in common? Britain’s forthcoming defence review. Jackie Fisher, First Sea Lord at the end of the 19th Century. John Terry, Chelsea and England footballer. Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus. The Royal Navy. Answers on a postcard please!
Many readers (and we have had a dramatic increase since the start of the year) will recall that my modest hope for 2010 was that there would be more strategic thought during the litigation process than is often apparent when we are called in to assist. Frankly, not a lot of strategic thought can be… Read More »
Fresh from the mauling the Chilcot inquisitors suffered recently at the hands of Tony Blair, the former PM would doubtless wish to offer a similarly spirited and robust defence of his 1996 speech when campaigning for the return of a Government of New Labour, in which he asserted that the three main priorities for government… Read More »
In a judgement dated 26th January 2010 and running to more than 500 pages [BSkyb Ltd & Anor v HP Enterprise Services UK Ltd & Anor (Rev 1)  EWHC 86 (TCC) (26 January 2010)] Mr Justice Ramsey accepted one of the five main claims by BSkyB against EDS in their long running dispute. As… Read More »
Ingenuity is the most remarkable human trait. Without it, we would not have discovered how to make fire, how to fashion tools and how to manufacture things useful to our everyday lives. We learned to stand on our hind legs which made life easier for our ancestors. We can also invent things which make our… Read More »
A recent US case of a law firm suing a client contains a salutary lesson. Debevoise & Plimpton had sued former client Candlewood for $6million in unpaid legal fees and found itself facing “an answer and counterclaim” seeking damages of $55million! [Ex-Debevoise Client Raises Nasty Counterclaims in Unpaid Bills Case, The American Lawyer, 14 January,… Read More »