Posts from Simmons & Simmons

£700m civil lawsuit postponed until conclusion of parallel criminal proceedings

In these Commercial Court proceedings in PCP Capital Partners LLP and others v Barclays Bank Plc, PCP claims a large sum in damages from Barclays Bank PLC (the bank) in connection with PCP’s alleged role in the bank’s 2008 capital raisings. The trial of this matter was scheduled to commence on 15 January 2018 and … Continue reading £700m civil lawsuit postponed until conclusion of parallel criminal proceedings

Bringing the Investigatory Powers Bill in line with existing laws on privilege

The Investigatory Powers Bill presently before Parliament is a major piece of draft legislation, which is intended to replace the complex Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 by both updating it and by consolidating, in a clear and transparent way, the law enabling all state-sponsored intrusive capabilities. The Bill has sparked a multitude of concerns, … Continue reading Bringing the Investigatory Powers Bill in line with existing laws on privilege

Safeguarding legal professional privilege

Readers will know that there is presently before Parliament the very important Investigatory Powers Bill, which is generating a lot of heat and discussion. It is a very important Bill, as it will provide a long overdue opportunity to address the inadequacies of the excruciatingly drafted Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 and thereby, we hope, … Continue reading Safeguarding legal professional privilege

An interview with Colin Passmore: part 3/3: crystal ball gazing

I recently had the pleasure of putting a few questions to Colin Passmore, Senior Partner of international law firm, Simmons & Simmons. In the third part of the interview, Colin considers what the future might hold for civil litigation in England and Wales. In Part 1, Colin told us about his background and early career. In … Continue reading An interview with Colin Passmore: part 3/3: crystal ball gazing

An interview with Colin Passmore: part 2/3: legal perspectives

I recently had the pleasure of putting a few questions to Colin Passmore, Senior Partner of international law firm, Simmons & Simmons. In the second part of the interview, Colin gives some perspectives on recent legal developments and current issues. In Part 1, Colin told us about his background and early career. In Part 3, he will consider what … Continue reading An interview with Colin Passmore: part 2/3: legal perspectives

An interview with Colin Passmore: part 1/3: getting personal

I was delighted to have the chance to put a few questions to Colin Passmore, Senior Partner of international law firm, Simmons & Simmons. Colin joined the firm in 1986 and became a partner in 1990. He was appointed Senior Partner in 2011 (and subsequently re-elected for a second term) but continues to maintain a litigation … Continue reading An interview with Colin Passmore: part 1/3: getting personal