Having completed 40 years’ service as an expert witness in litigation and arbitration proceedings, Arthur Harverd reflects on the essential qualities that solicitors should seek when appointing expert witnesses.
The SRA introduces a new ‘freelance solicitor’ model this November, which will allow solicitors to provide legal services on a freelance basis. But how will the model work in practice, and could it be for you? Marzena Lipman takes a closer look.
Billable hours remain key to profitability for many law firms but also bring a heavy administrative burden. Andrew Moir and Amanda Chaboryk outline some of the opportunities they’ve found when analysing the time-recording data at Herbert Smith Freehills.
Tom Jenkinson from Bolt Burdon Kemp recaps the recent funding switch decision in XDE v North Middlesex University Hospital Trust  EWHC 1482 (QB), as well as the pressures on legal aid funding and what firms can do to help justify a funding switch.
In the landmark case of Serious Fraud Office (SFO) v Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation (ENRC), the Court of Appeal has overturned a controversial High Court decision restricting the application of litigation privilege.