Cliff Richard

Cliff Richard turns to BCL Burton Copeland and Michael Simkins after police raid

19-Aug-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Media boutique Michael Simkins and City-based BCL Burton Copeland have been brought in to represent Sir Cliff Richard following a police raid on the star’s home last Thursday (14 August). 

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Coulson's lawyer Rickards exits DLA Piper for Kingsley Napley

15-Jul-2014 | By Matt Byrne

DLA Piper white-collar corporate crime partner Jo Rickards, who represented former News of the World (NotW) editor Andy Coulson in the recent phone-hacking trial, is leaving the firm to join Kingsley Napley.

Gibralter

Gibraltar lawyers jailed over £40m client money scam

9-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Three brothers who ran one of Gibraltar’s largest law firms were jailed last week for fraud, four years after their firm, Marrache & Co, was put into liquidation.

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DLA Piper Italy partner caught up in corruption probe

25-Jun-2014 | By Joanne Harris

A partner in DLA Piper’s Milan office is facing trial on corruption charges related to Milan’s hosting of next year’s ‘Expo 2015’ world fair.

Old Bailey

Hacking trial: Kingsley Napley client Brooks acquitted, DLA client Coulson guilty

24-Jun-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Former News of the World (NotW) editor, DLA Piper client Andy Coulson has been found guilty of phone hacking charges while Rebekah Brooks, who was represented by Kingsley Napley partner Angus McBride, has been acquitted.

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Former Islamic bank GC arrested in Dubai over Leeds United sale allegations

22-May-2014 | By Kate Beioley

The former general counsel of Islamic bank Gulf Finance House (GFH) Capital David Haigh has been arrested in Dubai, reportedly in relation to alleged financial irregularities surrounding GFH’s ownership and sale of Leeds United Football Club. 

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New rules to support victims of crime download subscription

IBB Solicitors 16-Sep-2014

Chris Grayling is to introduce new rules guaranteeing victims of crime the legal right to tell a court how their lives have been affected, enshrining in law a ‘victims’ code’.

Technological advances can assist police…but shouldn’t be a replacement download subscription

Neil Hudgell Solicitors 16-Sep-2014

Although advances in technology should be utilised to their maximum potential, wherever possible, it cannot be relied upon alone, says Andrew Petherbridge.

The rise of article 8 ECHR defences to possession claims — introductory tenancies weblink subscription

Walker Morris 15-Sep-2014

Southend-On-Sea Borough Council v Armour is a tenancy repossession case in which the tenant invoked a successful article 8 defence.

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Tottering Law Society sends tremors industry-wide

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