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Former Head of Volvo European Litigation, Kelda Groves, Joins Hagens Berman UK LLP September 6, 2021 LONDON – Kelda Groves, former head of European litigation at Volvo Group, has joined the partnership of Hagens Berman UK, the London firm of globally renowned US class-action law firm Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP. Kelda will lead the UK firm’s competition […]

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Antonio Horta-Osorio’s First 100 Days

Victims of $1bn Credit Suisse fraud make open offer to new Chairman London: Sunday 8 August marks 100 days since Antonio Horta-Osorio became Chairman of what was once Switzerland’s most venerated banking giant – Credit Suisse.   To five former clients of CS’ Wealth Management Division, that’s $10m per day of his tenure they’ve lost to fraud at […]

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Campaigners cautiously welcome progress towards infected blood compensation

Des Collins, Senior Partner, Collins Solicitors, legal advisor to over 1500 people affected by the contaminated blood scandal, responding to today’s Ministerial Statement by the Paymaster General

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Hagens Berman UK LLP Secures Litigation Funding, ATE Insurance and Issues Proceedings Against Mercedes, Strengthening its Global Litigation Against the Car Manufacturer

Hagens Berman UK, the London firm of globally renowned US class-action law firm Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP, announces the latest developments in its consumer group action litigation.

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EU Court of Justice decision puts Mercedes further on the back-foot over diesel emissions fraud claims

A decision released by the EU Court of Justice (CJEU) yesterday (17.12.20) (see summary press release) puts Mercedes further on the back-foot in the face of claims they engaged in diesel emissions fraud in the European market.

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Mercedes’ diesel recall strengthens emissions group claim says Fox Williams

Mercedes-Benz’s latest recall of additional diesel vehicles in the UK for an emissions related software update is a strong indication the manufacturer knows it has a larger dirty diesel problem here, according to lawyers working on a potential group action litigation on behalf of UK Mercedes owners.

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Lord David Owen will give evidence to the Infected Blood Inquiry as it reopens on Tuesday 22nd September

The UK’s largest ever statutory inquiry, The Infected Blood Inquiry, chaired by Sir Brian Langstaff, will reopen on Tuesday 22nd September with former Health Minister Lord David Owen due as its first witness of this session.

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Fox Williams investigates claims against Mercedes over dirty diesel fraud

Fox Williams LLP investigating litigation against Mercedes following US settlements totalling $2.2 billion for dirty diesel emissions fraud

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HIGA granted right to intervene in FCA BI Test Case

London’s High Court today granted HIGA – the hospitality sector-wide insurance action group – the right to intervene in the FCA’s test case, which concerns the extent of business interruption coverage afforded to policyholders affected by the UK government’s lockdown during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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371 Investors File £1.3bn Group Action Against HSBC

HSBC was behind Eclipse investors being told they were going to exploit the rights to a number of Disney’s most popular films, including Pirates of the Caribbean 2 & 3, National Treasure 2, Enchanted, Underdogs and Confessions of a Shopaholic

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Mishcon Advances Group Claim for Dental Practices

Dental practices with business interruption (BI) insurance policies underwritten by QBE today are offered a viable collective route to litigation in circumstances where their Covid-19-related claims have been rejected by their insurer.

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HIGA Focuses Hospitality Group Litigation On AVIVA & QBE

Mishcon Focuses HIGA Group Litigation On Two Insurers – QBE and Aviva – and invites all hospitality industry businesses with relevant policies to join intended group action by Friday 5 June 2020.

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Craig Beevers Statement re FMSB Claim

Mr Craig Beevers, responding to last Friday evening’s Employment Tribunal ruling in respect of FICC Market Standards Boards (FMSB’s) strike-out application, which was rejected.

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Bell Yard launches HIGA with Mishcon as legal advisers

Mishcon Advises “Hospitality Insurance Group Action” to hold insurers to account for UK business interruption policies

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Personal Support Unit launches fundraising appeal to expand vital services following legal aid cuts

The Personal Support Unit (PSU) has revealed plans to assist Litigants in Person more than 80,000 times over the coming year (2019/20).

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Statement from Mrs Sally Masterton regarding her settlement with Lloyds Banking Group

“I am pleased that Lloyds Banking Group has listened to me following the public release of the Project Lord Turnbull report in May of this year and has recognised the distress and inconvenience this has caused me.”…

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Spinal Tap Plaintiffs Defeat Defendants’ Motion To Dismiss

Historic Litigation Moves Forward with Fraud and Copyright Termination Claims Intact; Co-creators Introduce New Legal Team to Carry Case Forward

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Mancunian Rockers release song for John Winskill

The popular British melodic rock band, Blood Red Saints have today released a single entitled “Justice for The Night”.

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Bell Yard leads campaign for ex-serviceman facing prosecution in Peru

John Winskill served in the British Army for 11 years as an infantry officer in the Scottish Division, deployed worldwide until retirement in 2005.

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Guest, McKean and Reiner Join Shearer in “This is Spinal Tap” Fraud Suit Against Vivendi

Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Rob Reiner, co-creators of the cult-classic film This is Spinal Tap, have today formally joined fellow creator, Harry Shearer, as plaintiffs in his lawsuit against French conglomerate Vivendi S.A.

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“This Is Spinal Tap” Co-Creator and “Simpsons” Star Harry Shearer Files Fraud Suit Against Vivendi

Harry Shearer, renowned worldwide for his voicing of 23 characters on the long-running animated television series ‘The Simpsons’, has filed a comprehensive legal action in Los Angeles, California, USA.

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Kingsley Napley announces three new partners taking its female partnership ratio to over 50%

Kingsley Napley LLP is pleased to announce its new partner round promotes three female lawyers at the firm, meaning women now make up 52% of its partnership.

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Prosecuting Doctors Does Not Improve Patient Safety

A survey of 1443 doctors, conducted by ‘Doctors and Manslaughter’ a campaign group working to raise awareness of the effects of the recent trend towards the criminalisation of healthcare, has uncovered alarming findings in light of the increased involvement of criminal process following unexpected hospital deaths and complications.

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Surgeon David Sellu Granted Conviction Appeal Hearing

The Criminal Appeal Court has this week granted experienced surgeon, David Sellu, leave to appeal his criminal conviction for gross negligence manslaughter following the death, in February 2011, of a patient at the BMI Clementine Churchill Hospital.

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Unprecedented Concessions by Interpol

INTERPOL has cancelled the hotly-disputed Red Notices issued against Mr Rafat Ali Rizvi and Mr Hesham al-Warraq.

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