Practice: Backing up the bench

Laura Jenkins and Mike McCabe question why assessors and judicial assistants are not more widely used in commercial litigation ‘Judicial assistants have been used to support judges in the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal since around the turn of the 21st century and have been trialled as a permanent role in the Commercial Court …
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Cases Referenced

  • Balcombe Group plc v London Development Agency [2008] EWHC 1392 (TCC)
  • Barings plc & anor v Coopers & Lybrand & ors [2001] EWHC Ch 17
  • Bow Spring (Owners) v Manzanillo II (Owners) [2004] EWCA Civ 1007
  • BritNed Development Ltd v ABB AB & anor (2012) HC-2015-000268
  • Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA v Petroleum Geo-Services & ors [2016] EWHC 881 (Pat)
  • Esso Petroleum Co Ltd v Southport Corporation [1956] AC 218
  • P v Q & ors [2017] EWHC 194 (Comm)
  • R (on the application of British American Tobacco (UK) Ltd & ors) v Secretary of State for Health [2016] EWHC 1169 (Admin)
  • The RBS Rights Issue Litigation [2016] EWHC 3161 (Ch); [2017] EWHC 1217 (Ch)
  • The Russian Federation v Yukos Universal Limited (2016) C/09/477162 / HA ZA 15-2