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So there you are, quietly enjoying some internet porn, when you hear a letter drop on to the mat. It is from ­Davenport Lyons, a media and IP firm, demanding around £500 for the porn. And it has killed the mood. Davenport has come in for a lot of stick concerning its cease-and-desist programme against […]

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In-house lawyers at London’s major investment banks are bracing themselves for a fresh round of redundancies after seeing 10 per cent of legal staff at some banks losing their jobs. In-house lawyers at the major investment banks in London are bracing themselves for a fresh round of redundancies after seeing 10 per cent of legal […]

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