Shell energy

Exclusive: Shell hires pricing analyst to manage fees ahead of panel review

22-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Royal Dutch Shell has appointed a global sourcing officer from Reed Smith to manage its pricing arrangements with external counsel in a bid to reign in costs and ensure greater value from panel firms.

Barclays

CC and SullCrom advise on Barclays record $2.3bn penalty fine over forex rigging

21-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Clifford Chance and Sullivan & Cromwell have taken lead roles on advising Barclays in relation to its $2.3bn (£1.4bn) foreign exchange manipulation penalty fine – the largest fine of the six global banks to settle with global financial regulators on Wednesday (20 May).

UBS

Gibson Dunn advises on UBS forex payout as banks and lawyers gear up for wave of settlements

20-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher has advised UBS on its $545m (£351m) settlement to US authorities to close investigations into the Swiss bank relating to the alleged rigging of foreign-exchange rates and Libor manipulation.

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Network Rail instructs Eversheds on legal threat over bank holiday strike action

20-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Network Rail has drafted in Eversheds on its battle with TSSA union over rail strike plans to take place on bank holiday Monday (25 May).

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Exclusive: Foot Anstey instructs CMS to defend age discrimination claim by ex-partner

20-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Foot Anstey has turned to CMS Cameron McKenna to defend it against an age discrimination claim brought by an ex-partner.

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Howe & Co wins against Kingsley Napley on Wetherspoon Traveller racism row

19-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Kingsley Napley client JD Wetherspoon has been ordered to pay £24,000 to a number of Irish travellers represented by Howe & Co following a Central London County Court ruling of “direct racial discrimination” by the pub chain on Monday (18 May).

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Peter Gray: Gibson Dunn "chucked me under the bus"

18-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Former Gibson Dunn & Crutcher partner Peter Gray has accused the firm of advising him not to seek independent counsel during an internal investigation following accusations he had deliberately misled the High Court.

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​Black spider letters: Government’s last word ‘annihilated’

15-May-2015 | By Becky Waller-Davies

The Government’s ability to have the final say on Freedom of Information (FoI) requests has been “circumscribed, arguably almost to the point of annihilation” in the wake of the ‘black spider letters’ case.

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Stephenson Harwood walks away from ex-Leeds Utd chief case as court declines to release funds

14-May-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Stephenson Harwood has ended its representation of ex-Leeds United managing director David Haigh, after the Dubai courts refused to release the funds to pay the firm.

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Network Rail has drafted in Eversheds on its legal challenge to TSSA trade union over its plans to strike on bank holiday Monday (25 May).

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The Wild Rabbit, Kingham

22-May-2015

“Can I have some of the vegetable curry”, said the man next to me at the Farmers’ Market. The voice sounded familiar. “Oh and some of the rice too, please”. I looked sideways. It was David Cameron.

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