In-house counsel as business partner: Managing reputational risk

27-Nov-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Different businesses come with their own unique challenges but one issue all general counsel deal with is how to manage the reputational risks associated with their business.

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Quinn Emanuel's East and Prevezer on being "bigger, better, faster, harder"

27-Nov-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Quinn Emanuel now ranks as the third largest litigation practice in the world in terms of revenue, according to The Lawyer’s Global Litigation Top 50, with disputes bringing in $1.088bn in 2014 – 98 per cent of its total turnover.


ICBC Standard Bank instructs HSF on UK's first ever DPA with SFO

26-Nov-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

ICBC Standard Bank has instructed Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) on plans to enter into the first-ever UK deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) with the Serious Fraud Office (SFO).


RBS £4bn shareholder battle adjourned to 2017 amid criticism of disclosure process

26-Nov-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) have been criticised in the High Court for their “unfocused”, “unsettling” and “less than compelling” approach to disclosure in the bank’s £4bn battle with shareholders.

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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.

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MoJ to make 50% administration savings by 2020 

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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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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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