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Only the public interest can justify invasions of privacy

Two weeks ago Max Mosley won his ­privacy case against the News of the World and received an award of damages in the sum of £60,000 plus costs. The case ­centered on Mr Mosley’s participation in an S&M session with a German prison theme involving consenting (and paid) adults. The newspaper had supplied one of […]

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Bakers revenue up a fifth; London lags behind

Baker & McKenzie has shrugged off the collapse of merger talks with Heller Ehrman by announcing turnover growth of 20 per cent for the year to the end of June. Firmwide revenues for the 12 months stood at $2.19bn (£1.09bn at the end of June), up from $1.83bn (£910m at the time) last year. Growth […]

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Which? Legal Service chief quits over reformation

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