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Dispute Resolution 2008 (2)

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InnovationAn influential rights to light case.
Originality6
Rationale5
Impact5
Total16
DescriptionThe firm were particularly proactive in driving the outcome of this case despite indicators that the case could not be won. It established that it's client, Patten Properties, could develop land without infringing a neighbour's right to light.

Dispute Resolution 2008

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InnovationDefending the Government of the Republic of Zambia against the Donegal vulture fund.
Originality5
Rationale7
Impact7
Total19
DescriptionOne of the first cases in which a developing nation successfully fought against a 'vulture fund'. The firm's work on the ground to obtain evidence combined with its negotiation skills achieved substantial success in disabling some of the vultures.