Weightmans has appointed Alison Littley, the former chief executive of public sector procurement agency Buying Solutions, as its first non-executive director.
Heavyweight One Essex Court silk Tony Grabiner QC has been appointed to lead the independent investigation into allegations of forex manipulation at the Bank of England (BoE).
The Court of Appeal (CoA) has said a Guardian reporter should be able to see contentious secret letters written by Prince Charles to the Government, quashing an order by the Attorney General to avoid revealing them.
Ailing Manchester firm Linder Myers is close to completing a deal with consultancy Assure Law to restructure its debt.
Field Fisher Waterhouse has further bulked up its finance group with the hire of Simmons & Simmons partner Philip Abbott.
Westminster City Council is taking its fight against Soho’s sex shops to the Supreme Court, despite being refused permission at the Court of Appeal (CoA) last year.
It is now two years since the collapse of mammoth firm Dewey & LeBoeuf. But the next chapter in the story of its dramatic spiral into crisis is about to emerge in lurid technicolour following a High Court trial last week.
The fragile refinance market is back in rude health and US-style alternative lenders are stepping up with innovative structures to sustain the recovery
When a firm shouts loudly about a landmark merger, as SJ Berwin did when it joined forces with King & Wood Mallesons, departures are always likely to come under the spotlight.
The law school war shows no signs of ending. But we have, perhaps, reached the end of the beginning.
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Sarah Stewart and Scott Phillips discuss the Court of Appeal decision in Rogers v Hoyle and what it means to bereaved families and injured survivors of aviation accidents in the UK.
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Barrister Marcus Elliott makes some timely suggestions to the Ministry of Justice
Referral fees are banned. The Bar Council’s new code of conduct explicitly states that barristers must not “pay or receive referral fees”, and additionally “making or receiving payments in order to procure or reward the referral…may also breach public trust.”