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News & Events: March 2017



John Cooper QC & Mike Atkins successfully defend Electricity North West Limited

News | 24th Mar 2017

John Cooper QC and Mike Atkins successfully defended Electricity North West Limited, the Distribution Network Operator for the North West of England. After a 4 week trial at Preston Crown Court, the Company was acquitted of counts alleging a failure to risk assess work at height by linesmen and a breach of the general duty […]

Isabel Hitching is speaking at the Fixed Recoverable Costs Review Seminar

Events | 10th Mar 2017

Isabel Hitching is speaking at the Fixed Recoverable Costs Review Seminar in Birmingham on Thursday, 16th March 2017 at 9:15am. In Jackson LJ’s key note address to the Costs Conference on 7 March 2017 he said: “In lower value business disputes involving individuals and SMEs, some litigants may welcome a fixed costs regime combined with […]

Maurice Holmes led in arbitration determining the lawfulness of Davis Cup eligibility rules under EU and domestic law

Articles | 2nd Mar 2017

(1) Aljaž Bedene and (2) The Lawn Tennis Association v The International Tennis Federation In a notable decision concerning the ‘sporting exception’ under EU law, sole arbitrator Charles Hollander QC has ruled that the ineligibility of professional tennis player, Aljaž Bedene, to represent Great Britain in the Davis Cup is not unlawful. Mr Bedene and the […]


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