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Bircham Dyson Bell defeats negligence claim despite court's criticism of "sloppy" work

25-Nov-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Bircham Dyson Bell has successfully defended a professional negligence claim brought against it by a property developer client despite the firm admitting breach of duty in the High Court.

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Fieldfisher hit with €28k damages after tribunal rules it unfairly dismissed Paris secretary

24-Nov-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Fieldfisher has been ordered to pay damages and costs totalling €28,454 (£20,000) after a Paris employment tribunal found it had unfairly dismissed a secretary from its office in the French capital.


Ashurst HBOS clients "disagree" with PRA and FCA report into bank's collapse

20-Nov-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Former HBOS executives represented by Ashurst have defended their actions after the conclusion of a report into the failure of the bank by the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). 

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Forbes Anderson Free and Lee & Thompson tie up to create £13.5m media "powerhouse"

18-Nov-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Media and entertainment firms Forbes Anderson Free and Lee & Thompson have announced they are merging, creating a £13.5m firm with over 60 fee-earners.

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Lloyds drops plans to appeal ruling over Linklaters' HBoS advice

17-Nov-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Lloyds Bank has abandoned plans to appeal a decision handed down in July that said advice given to it by Linklaters on its acquisition of Halifax Bank of Scotland (HBoS) is not subject to privilege, The Lawyer can reveal.


Freshfields instructs Kingsley Napley for criminal advice in Tesco SFO probe

13-Nov-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has instructed a team from Kingsley Napley to advise it on the criminal law aspects of Tesco’s investigation by the SFO.


Browne Jacobson's Iain Blatherwick: Our lawyers are part of something exciting

13-Nov-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

The management team at Browne Jacobson has overseen a period of strong growth over the last few years, which culminated in the firm making it into the top 50 firms in The Lawyer UK 200 2015.


Withers must pay £1.6m to ex-client in professional negligence claim, CoA rules

12-Nov-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

The Court of Appeal (CoA) has denied an appeal by Withers over a ruling that it must pay its former client Wellesley Partners £1.6m in damages.

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Telenor suspends GC as corruption probe into VimpelCom deepens

12-Nov-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Norwegian telecoms operator Telenor has suspended its general counsel and chief financial officer amidst a corruption investigation into VimpelCom, in which it owns a large stake.

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Smart ways to resolve disputes at work: eight key points for employers download subscription

Collyer Bristow 25-Nov-2015

Collyer Bristow held a client seminar on 18 November 2015 and used a case study to identify eight smart ways to resolve disputes at work.

A creditors guide to Guernsey insolvency download subscription

Collas Crill 25-Nov-2015

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Moving the goalposts on penalty clause shoot-outs download subscription

Gateley Plc 25-Nov-2015

How do I ensure I have an enforceable liquidated damages clause rather than a penalty clause? 

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Mishcon picks up Investec claimants from Signature on £4bn RBS shareholder battle


Mishcon de Reya has taken a further claimant from Signature Litigation in the mammoth £4bn shareholder battle against the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS)

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20 Essex Street hires energy silk Nardell QC from 39 Essex

23-Nov-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

20 Essex Street has hired energy and European disputes silk and former Eversheds lawyer Gordon Nardell QC from 39 Essex.

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Special report: Offshore cases: Q3 2015


A Chinese battle concerning its African operations and some big insolvencies have been keeping lawyers busy. Meanwhile, the Tchenguiz row rumbles on.

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Dewey & LeBoeuf, ethics and public investment in private US law firms


When on December 31, 2008, the last day of its financial year, the newly merged Dewey & LeBoeuf realised that it needed $50m to avoid breaching its bank loan covenant, it allegedly came up with a master plan to inflate its profitability by cooking the books.

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