17 September 2012
In the North Stand at Hillsborough, I was among those who saw the disaster unfold - but our story still remains unheard, says Daniel Bennett, barrister, Doughty Street Chambers
Nobody fights harder in tough civil action cases than Jocelyn Cockburn, a trait that saw her crowned The Lawyer’s Partner of the Year 2012
Alexia Willetts, West Brom fan and IP counsel at FIFA, has gone from Birmingham trademark trainee attorney to key player for the world’s biggest sporting events
Mobile phone giants square up for a big scrap over 4G technology
Australia’s mid-tier is going through a period of evolution as the country’s larger outfits merge with international players
Turkey’s newly relaxed commercial laws make it much easier for foreign firms to set up there, despite teething troubles with its implementation legislation
Although lawyers have been the big winners in mammoth commercial court cases in recent years, costs are falling proportionally
The idea that the EU takes a harder line on privacy and data protection than its US cousins is a myth, says Mary Ellen Callahan, partner, Jenner & Block
The truth may be out, but the passage of time is likely to stand in the way of prosecutions and new inquests, says Julian Knowles QC, Matrix Chambers
Marathon Olympics gives Freshfields chance to sprint ahead
London is the bright spot in Gide Loyrette Nouel’s international downturn
?Regulatory and compliance is a hot topic, but how have recent changes affected the legal market?
The Court of Appeal upheld a determination by Ofcom in respect of a dispute referred by a number of communications providers concerning the charges levied by BT for partial private circuits. BT’s argument, that in assessing its compliance with a costs-orientation condition, its pricing and costs for both the trunk and terminating segments of the circuits had to be aggregated undermined the object of the regulatory regime.
World stock markets brace for a flurry of major flotations
The top moves this week
Ten years ago Eversheds, not long after it had come together as a unified partnership with a single profit centre, was the UK’s seventh largest law firm by turnover. In 2011-12 it is the eleventh.
Last week’s devastating revelations in the Hillsborough Independent Panel report look likely to initiate a wave of new investigations – civil and criminal – related to the tragic events.
Selling off Italy’s palaces to foreign and private investors is the only way to protect its cultural heritage, says Alberto Saravalle, managing partner at Bonelli Erede Pappalardo
Luiza Da Costa joined Manchester-based firm Express Solicitors as a recruitment and training manager in February this year, the first of 40 new members of staff amid a £3m expansion plan. She joined from William James Recruitment where she specialised in areas of personal injury, clinical negligence, industrial disease and law costs.
A judge rules that an LLP member is not responsible for indemnity insurance premiums