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Birketts, Clydes, Simpson Millar subject of SRA scam warnings

29-Aug-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Birketts has been exposed by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) as the subject of a scam after members of the public received emails purportedly from the UK Border Agency advising them to send money to the firm.

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Hengeler wins reprieve for Uber in German battle over taxi app

28-Aug-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Hengeler Mueller has won a victory for ‘sharing economy’ taxi service Uber in a battle over whether the company can continue offering its product in the city of Hamburg.

Court

CVC ordered to pay AB InBev €129m after switching Freshfields for A&O

28-Aug-2014 | By Kate Beioley

CVC Capital Partners has been ordered to pay €129m (£103m) to Budweiser brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB In Bev) in a court battle over a 2009 deal, after turning from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer to Allen & Overy (A&O).

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Skadden brokers historic $16.5bn Bank of America deal with US DoJ

22-Aug-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom has brokered a record-breaking $16.6bn (£10bn) settlement with the US Department of Justice (DoJ) for client Bank of America to resolve allegations of fraudulent mortgage handling.

cars

General Motors' legal team under investigation over concealed evidence

22-Aug-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

A decade-long lawsuit against General Motors, involving faulty components, whistleblowers and an investigation by US prosecutors, has reignited with an investigation into the company’s in-house legal team.

London

Stewarts to launch tax litigation team to capitalise on boom in tax disputes

20-Aug-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Stewarts Law will launch a tax litigation group in 10 weeks’ time to hone in on the swathe of tax-related cases hitting the courts. 

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Clydes settles whistleblowing claim with former partner Bates van Winkelhof

19-Aug-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Clyde & Co has settled a long-running whistleblowing dispute with former partner Krista Bates van Winkelhof out of court after successive cases sought to establish the validity of the claim.

football

Premier League lawyers will not sue fans over ‘pirated’ Vine videos

18-Aug-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Football fans will not be pursued with legal action for sharing unofficial footage on the popular Twitter-owned video platform, Vine.

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CPS to take no action against ex-Times lawyer Brett in NightJack phone hacking case

15-Aug-2014 | By Joanne Harris

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has announced that it will not take any action against former Times legal chief Alastair Brett, who had been facing allegations of perjury and perverting the course of justice related to phone-hacking at News International.

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NCTM 1-Sep-2014

The Court of Turin has pronounced its appeal decision within the interim proceedings brought by Delta TV Programs against Google and Youtube for the infringement of its IP rights.

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NCTM 1-Sep-2014

Coty Germany filed a claim before the first-instance German court against First Note for infringement of its Community tri-dimensional trademark.

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Mansfield District Council received grant money from the European Regional Development Fund for two development projects relating to town-centre improvements.

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A summer of settlements ends Clydes, Lehman battles

20-Aug-2014

You wait all year for a big case to settle then two come at once.

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Deloitte turns to Latham and Taylor Wessing for HP Autonomy row

28-Aug-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Deloitte has turned to Latham & Watkins and Taylor Wessing to advise it on potential claims arising from the explosive row between Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Autonomy in the months before the latter’s $11.1bn takeover.

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Special Report: Environment – Air pressure

1-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

A fight to take the UK to task for breaching air pollution limits has reached Europe’s highest court, but such action could be harder to achieve in future

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Fischer's, Marylebone

22-Aug-2014

Nicky Richmond is taken back to her childhood at Fischer’s in Marylebone.

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