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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.


Pearson kicks off additional panel search for UK employment work

10-Nov-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Pearson is gearing up to appoint up to five firms to its new labour and employment panel, as it looks to finalise its first UK legal roster by the end of the year. 

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Freshfields, HSF and Pinsents win top spots on Pearson first UK legal panel

3-Nov-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Pinsent Masons and DLA Piper have won spots on Pearson’s first legal panel, alongside the publisher’s longstanding advisers Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF). 

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US and EU quintet win roles on Activision's $5.9bn purchase of Candy Crush maker

3-Nov-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

A quintet of US and EU firms have advised on the billion-dollar acquisition of King Digital Entertainment by rival mobile gaming company Activision Blizzard. 

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Vue Entertainment creates UK GC role

9-Oct-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Vue Entertainment is creating a new UK head of legal role as the business looks to expand further across the UK and Ireland. 


How Pearson's in-house lawyers steered £1bn FT sale

6-Oct-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

The in-house legal team of publishing giant Pearson have had a busy summer. 

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We can work it out: litigation special report

5-Oct-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Fear of social media-borne reputational damage, cost considerations and judicial pressure are all boosting the uptake of alternative dispute resolution.

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Why a lawyer will never win The Apprentice


The latest series The Apprentice caused the usual controversy - with limited success for the legal candidates.

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