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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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VimpelCom replaces general counsel Jeffrey McGhie with former Virgin Media GC Scott Dresser

15-Aug-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Amsterdam-headquartered telecoms giant VimpelCom has appointed Scott Dresser, formerly at Virgin Media, as its new group general counsel.

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Wiggin posts 22.3% rise in revenue for 2013/14 to £15.9m as profit jumps by 80%

12-Aug-2014 | By Matt Byrne

Cheltenham-headquartered media boutique Wiggin has posted a 22.3 per cent increase in revenue for the 2013/14 financial year, from £13m to £15.9m.

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Former News International lawyers to face SDT hearing

11-Aug-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Two former News International (NI) lawyers including a former Harbottle & Lewis partner and the company’s former director of legal affairs will face the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal over alleged cover-ups in the phone hacking scandal.

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OC set to launch in Asia following raid on Bird & Bird’s Hong Kong base

1-Aug-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Osborne Clarke is set to extend its presence into Hong Kong, with the hire of a prominent team from Bird & Bird.

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The ‘IT fall guy’: beware of making your manager a scapegoat download subscription

Shoosmiths 20-Aug-2014

Mr J Linwood v British Broadcasting Corporation sends a clear reminder to employers to carefully manage the performance failures of their managers.

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How to grow PEP by 46 per cent: a lesson from Osborne Clarke

9-Jun-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

The firm’s revenue is up 26 per cent and profit per equity partner up 46 per cent, but just what is the secret behind the massive growth at Osborne Clarke?

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In harmony – the Universal Music/ KWMSJB relationship

26-May-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

How music giant Universal and its external legal adviser maintain a harmonious and enduring working relationship 

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Summer Round-up: Deals, booted

16-Sep-2013 | By Kate Beioley

Footie and telecoms dominate our regular round-up of recent M&A activity, as the threat of rising interest rates kick-started activity among organisations.

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Turkey's new internet law increases state control

27-Feb-2014

Turkey’s new internet regulations are being seen as draconian.

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Match Fixing: Football’s Hot Topic For 2014

3-Feb-2014

With the World Cup in Brazil looming but match fixing on the rise, it is to be hoped that 2014 be remembered for sporting reasons rather than for scandals

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The press and the pressure

4-Nov-2013

Proposed newspaper charter is open to political manipulation and may not gain wide acceptance

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