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Early contenders emerge to take BLP managing partner crown

19-Dec-2014 | By Kate Beioley

The debate around Berwin Leighton Paisner managing partner Neville Eisenberg’s replacement is hotting up with three partners including corporate head David Collins thought to be early contenders. 

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Leigh Day and Public Interest Lawyers face criticism as Al-Sweady Inquiry concludes

18-Dec-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Leigh Day and Public Interest Lawyers were the subject of criticism by defence secretary Michael Fallon yesterday (17 December) following the publication of a report into allegations that British forces tortured and executed Iraqi citizens.

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Hamburg Bird & Bird lawyer under fire for alleged involvement in €137m embezzlement charge

17-Dec-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

A Hamburg-based Bird & Bird lawyer, and a former partner from the same office, have been drawn into a corruption trial involving one of their clients.

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Bird & Bird faces £2m professional negligence case over Elisabeth Murdoch home

15-Dec-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Bird & Bird is facing a £2m negligence claim from British Virgin Islands (BVI) company Orientfield Holdings in relation to Orientfield’s aborted purchase of a £25m property recently bought by Elisabeth Murdoch.

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Sidley makes up 32 in promotions round with two in London

11-Dec-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Sidley Austin has made up two lawyers to its London office in its boosted 2014 promotions round, which saw 32 lawyers added to its ranks including four in Europe. 

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Clifford Chance's Simon Davis slams FCA pension leak in report

11-Dec-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Clifford Chance partner Simon Davis has branded the Financial Conduct Authority “seriously inadequate” in his published report into the leak on a FCA life insurance industry probe earlier this year. 

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Baker & McKenzie launches client-focused ‘investigations academy’

9-Dec-2014 | By Matt Byrne

Baker & McKenzie has launched an ‘investigations academy’ aimed at educating its lawyers across all its network on a range of matters relating to regulatory investigations.

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FCA admits being "under strain" as it names McDermott as new director

9-Dec-2014 | By Kate Beioley

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has promoted lawyer and current head of enforcement Tracey McDermott as part of a structural overhaul after admitting its supervision function was “under strain”.   

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Exclusive: DLA Piper is number one in Global Litigation Top 50 2014

8-Dec-2014 | By Matt Byrne

DLA Piper has retained its crown as the world’s largest litigation practice by fee income, taking the top spot in this year’s The Lawyer Global Litigation Top 50 ranking with a total litigation fee income of $1.128bn.

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Insolvency litigation briefing — Stichting Shell Pensioenfonds v Krys & Anor download subscription

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Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co’s dedicated insolvency litigation team brings you its monthly update on the issues affecting the insolvency and fraud investigation industry.

Supreme Court rules even royalty must sign own disclosure statement and weighs in on question of relief from sanctions download subscription

IBB Solicitors 18-Dec-2014

The Supreme Court has for the first time addressed the question of post-Mitchell relief from sanctions in the recent case of HRH Prince Abdulaziz Bin Mishal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud v Apex Global Management Ltd and anor.

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Walker Morris 18-Dec-2014

The dispute between Interflora and Marks & Spencer has taken yet another twist.

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Bird & Bird in hot water with clients in UK and Germany

17-Dec-2014

What a week for Bird & Bird. First came the news that the firm was facing a £2m professional negligence case over advice given to an investor. Then it emerged that the firm was under fire for its alleged involvement in an €147m embezzlement charge.

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20 Essex Street takes Cavenagh Law practice manager for latest new BD role

15-Dec-2014 | By Kate Beioley

20 Essex Street has added another new role to its business development roster, taking Cavenagh Law practice manager Rachel Foxton to be the newly-created head of practice support focusing on growing the set’s business in Asia.

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Russia special report: Look the other way

24-Nov-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Western sanctions are making life tough for Russia’s companies and lawyers, so they are forging new links in the East 

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Wiltons, SW1 - history on a plate

19-Dec-2014

Nicky Richmond finds that even the superb sole cannot compensate for tired service and high prices at historic Wiltons.

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