On 21 April, Judgment was handed down in the Commercial Court in the claim brought by Levicom against Linklaters. Levicom claimed damages running to millions of euros alleging negligence on the part of Linklaters in advice the firm gave about an international telecoms dispute. In his Judgment, Mr Justice Andrew Smith held that Levicom did not suffer any loss as a result of Linklaters’ advice, and awarded Levicom nominal damages of £5. At a further hearing yesterday, Mr Justice Andrew Smith refused Levicom permission to appeal. He also ordered Levicom to pay Linklaters’ costs of the action, and gave them six weeks to make an interim payment on account of costs of £1.25m. For press comment on the judgment, see http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/law/article6142432.ece, http://www.legalweek.com/Articles/1197856/Article.html, http://www.thelawyer.com/in-good-defence/1000481.article and http://www.commerciallawinternational.com/?tag=nominal-damages. Linklaters were represented in Court by Stephen Moriarty QC and Derrick Dale, instructed by Clyde & Co.