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Why it doesn’t pay to make London’s judges cross

Emma Barraclough, London


Lawyers for Air Canada might be expected to have shuffled a little uneasily in their seats last week after a High Court judge declared their costs to be “out of proportion” and requiring “the closest possible scrutiny”. It’s just the latest example of London judges handing out very public rebukes to litigants and their lawyers, as Managing IP explains

Last week law firm Bird and Bird and barrister Adrian Speck received an order for costs in a long-running dispute brought by Virgin Atlantic against a seat manufacturer and three of its airline customers over the design of seats. Mr...


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