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Panel reviews 2014: The chosen ones download

15-Sep-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Which firms are cutting it in this era of slimline rosters, and who are the GC new brooms making clean sweeps? The Lawyer can reveal all

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How to grow PEP by 46 per cent: a lesson from Osborne Clarke

9-Jun-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

The firm’s revenue is up 26 per cent and profit per equity partner up 46 per cent, but just what is the secret behind the massive growth at Osborne Clarke?

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In harmony – the Universal Music/ KWMSJB relationship

26-May-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

How music giant Universal and its external legal adviser maintain a harmonious and enduring working relationship 

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Summer Round-up: Deals, booted

16-Sep-2013 | By Kate Beioley

Footie and telecoms dominate our regular round-up of recent M&A activity, as the threat of rising interest rates kick-started activity among organisations.

C4 team

All 4 one

29-Jul-2013 | By Lucy Burton

Keeping cutting-edge Channel 4 TV shows on the rails calls for some radical action by its in-house lawyers. No wonder they are award-winners

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Rihanna retains passing-off victory against Topshop download subscription

Shoosmiths 27-Jan-2015

In 2013 global pop sensation Rihanna took legal action against the retail giant and its parent company Arcadia for using an image of her on a T-shirt and succeeded in the High Court with her claim of passing-off.

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Freshfields, HSF and Fieldfisher to battle for UK spots on Pearson's global legal panel

21-Jan-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Publishing giant Pearson is set to launch its first global legal panel by the end of the first quarter of 2015, with current advisers Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF), Fieldfisher and Morgan Lewis among those contending for places.

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Travelport bets on William Hill’s GC Murphy for head of legal role

15-Jan-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Travel commerce platform Travelport has snapped up William Hill general counsel and company secretary Thomas Murphy to head its legal department.

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Facebook calls on Vodafone's privacy chief Deadman for new role

12-Jan-2015 | By Richard Simmons

Vodafone’s privacy head Stephen Deadman has joined Facebook to take up a new role as the social media giant’s deputy chief privacy officer.

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Media, Entertainment and Sport Opinion

Alan Sugar

Why a lawyer will never win The Apprentice

7-Jan-2015

The latest series The Apprentice caused the usual controversy - with limited success for the legal candidates.

Cat Griffiths index

The choices facing Ashurst and Olswang

3-Nov-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

The Americanisation of UK law is coming - so what are firms doing about it?

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