money

Herbert Smith Freehills PEP passes £800k with turnover inching up 2 per cent to £815m

1-Jul-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Herbert Smith Freehills has turned over £815m in its second financial year since becoming a fully merged firm, a rise of just 2 per cent on the previous financial year.

Ed Braham

Incoming Freshfields' management talk lockstep, innovation and collaboration

1-Jul-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s new managing and senior partner have said the next five years will be “crucial” for the firm to capitalise on new opportunities and international clients and increase efficiency and innovation.

cricket

Lancashire cricket club instructs RPC in interest rate swaps claim against RBS and NatWest

30-Jun-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Lancashire Country Cricket Club (LCCC) has instructed RPC to bring a legal challenge against NatWest and the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) in relation to an interest rate hedging product sold to the club in 2009.

money

Stephenson Harwood paid £6m in legal fees for Rangers FC liquidation

29-Jun-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Stephenson Harwood has picked up over £6m in legal fees, after it was involved in the three-year long liquidation of Rangers Football Club. 

High Court

Bird & Bird loses £1.8m professional negligence claim over Elisabeth Murdoch's home

26-Jun-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Wedlake Bell has won a £1.8m professional negligence claim against Bird & Bird in a High Court case brought by former client and British Virgin Islands (BVI) company Orientfield Holdings.

Helsinki

Former Akin Gump Geneva head confirmed as US Ambassador to Finland

26-Jun-2015 | By Joanne Harris

The former head of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld’s Geneva office, Charles Adams, has been confirmed as the next US Ambassador to Finland.

Construction

Global construction disputes rise to £32m average value while UK costs fall

26-Jun-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

The average value of construction disputes in the UK has fallen by £600,000 but the average global figure has risen to £32m, latest research shows.

Money

Mishcon revenue grows 12.5 per cent to £110m with PEP above £950k

25-Jun-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Mishcon de Reya has confirmed that its revenue surpassed the £100m revenue mark in the last financial year, with turnover rising 12.5 per cent to £110m.

Rollercoaster

Stewarts adds five instructions as Kennedys client Alton Towers pays out to crash victims

23-Jun-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Alton Towers owner Merlin Entertainments has begun making interim compensation payments to victims injured in the rollercoaster crash on 2 June under the advice of Kennedys.

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Lancs cricket club instructs RPC on interest rate swaps claim against RBS and NatWest

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Lancashire County Cricket Club has instructed RPC to bring a legal challenge against NatWest and RBS over interest rate mis-selling.

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1-Jul-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

The Criminal Bar Association (CBA) has launched a two-week ballot of its members on whether to launch direct action following news it would not strike alongside legal aid lawyers this week, despite widespread membership support.

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