Monthly Archives: November 2020

Disclosure pilot scheme: revision, simplification and extension – PLC Magazine

Professional Support Lawyer, Johnny Shearman, examines in PLC Magazine the anticipated revisions to Practice Direction (PD) 51U and the disclosure review document (DRD), in relation to the Disclosure Pilot Scheme.

Nov 30, 2020

Recent updates to the LCIA and ICC rules are revealing of users’ concerns

Our cross-channel arbitration team at Signature Litigation argues in the Global Arbitration Review that the recent modifications of the ICC (applicable from 1 January 2021) and LCIA rules (applicable from 1 October 2020) are telling as to arbitration users’ current concerns.

Nov 28, 2020

Counsel Neil Newing comments on UK Supreme Court ruling on Halliburton Company v Chubb Bermuda Insurance Ltd

Counsel Neil Newing comments in relation to the UK Supreme Court’s ruling that today dismissed the appeal in Halliburton Company v Chubb Bermuda Insurance Ltd.

Nov 27, 2020

Rules of the rock – Elliott Phillips and Simon Everington

Partner Elliott Phillips and Associate Simon Everington detail the rules surrounding the recognition of foreign wills and intestacy in Gibraltar, and discuss how the legislative regime may soon be changing, allowing for the witnessing of wills by videoconference, in STEP Journal Plus. Elliott and Simon’s ‘Rules of the rock’ article […]

Nov 27, 2020

Does the Legal Profession Really Need to Use the Term ‘Non-Lawyer’? – Johnny Shearman

Johnny Shearman, Professional Support Lawyer, discusses in Legal Week the use of the term ‘non-lawyer’ in the legal sector.

Nov 19, 2020

What the new ICC and LCIA rules tell us about the concerns of users

Ioannis Alexopolous, Flore Poloni, Ryan Cable and Thibaud Roujou de Boubée examine the recent modifications of the ICC and LCIA rules in Global Arbitration Review.

Nov 18, 2020

Signature Litigation, freedom and flexibility – Profile in La Lettre des Juristes d’Affaires

Signature Litigation’s Paris office and its Partners have been profiled in La Lettre des Juristes d’Affaires.

Nov 16, 2020

Provisional Measures of the ICJ: Just a Short-Cut to Judgment? – Olivia Flasch

Associate Olivia Flasch discusses the conditions that the ICJ must satisfy in order to indicate provisional measures and reveals how the International Court of Justice can order something like a freezing order against a sovereign state, in Legal Week.

Nov 16, 2020

A step (change) in the right direction? – Johnny Shearman

PSL Johnny Shearman recently co-authored an article for New Law Journal with Tracey Stretton (Ankura) and Mark Surguy (Weightmans) regarding the Disclosure Pilot Scheme and an analysis of eDisclosure trends in England and Wales.

Nov 06, 2020

The Singapore Convention On Mediation – Lift Off! – Simon Everington and Johnny Shearman

Associate Simon Everington and Professional Support Lawyer Johnny Shearman examine the Singapore Convention and Mediation and its significance to the legal sector, in Lawyer Monthly. 

Nov 04, 2020

Signature Litigation highly commended at The Lawyer Awards 2020

Signature Litigation are delighted to have been highly commended in the Law Firm of the Year: The Independents – category at this year’s The Lawyer Awards.

Nov 04, 2020

Partner Flore Poloni spoke at the AIJA – International Association of Young Lawyers Arbitration Commission Day

Partner Flore Poloni spoke at the AIJA – International Association of Young Lawyers Arbitration Commission Day in a session entitled “Expedited proceedings, summary procedure, preliminary views by the tribunal and other tools for expedited resolution of disputes – what is it that really works?”

Nov 03, 2020

Class action and hidden defect: the judicial tribunal of Versailles sheds a welcome light – Sylvie Gallage-Alwis and Alice Decramer

Partner Sylvie Gallage-Alwis and Associate Alice Decramer discuss French Court’s latest decision on consumer class action in the scope of a hidden defect case in the Revue de Jurisprudence de Droit des Affaires.

Nov 02, 2020

LCIA 3.0 Arbitration – The London institution positions itself at the forefront of new practices – Flore Poloni and Thibaud Roujou de Boubée

Partner Flore Poloni and Associate Thibaud Roujou de Boubée discuss in La Lettre des Juristes d’Affaires the new arbitration rules issued by the LCIA and how these allow the early rejection of claims while encouraging efficiency, simplification, digitalisation and accompanying more firmly the role of the secretary of the arbitration tribunal.

Nov 02, 2020