Bar flies in the face of the recession with turnover hikes across the board

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Parliamentary group proposes a Financial Services Tribunal

Kevin Hollinrake MP (Co-Chair of the APPG on Fair Business Banking) has published his report titled “Fair Business Banking for All: How to improve access to justice for businesses in financial services disputes” (the Report). Following the APPG’s responses to the FCA’s consultation on expanding the FOS’s jurisdiction (CP18/3), the Report sets out various recommendations […]

Draft legislative proposal introduces a minimum price for CO2

The Dutch government has published a draft legislative proposal for consultation that introduces a minimum price for CO2. The minimum price is introduced by way of a tax levied on electricity producers. The tax is levied per ton of CO2 emission. In the proposal, the tax rate per ton CO2 is calculated each year as […]

Adoption of unregistered land as highway

By Paul Weeks Unregistered land in unknown ownership can cause a headache on development and the extent of the issue will often depend upon what the land is needed for…

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Forget the Goldman Sachs bonuses. Perhaps the biggest sign that the City is weathering the financial storm is today’s news that Linklaters is retaining almost 80 per cent of its trainees (see story). Granted, this pales in comparison with Slaughter and May’s extraordinary rate of 94 per cent, but then Slaughters is about as recession-proof […]

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The Guardian’s allegations that the News of the World had illegally tapped the phones of possibly thousands of public ­figures was met with wry amusement by those who battle for claimants against media defendants. Those who follow such matters will recall the speech given by Daily Mail ­editor Paul Dacre to the Society of Editors […]

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Linklaters retains 80 per cent of September NQs

Linklaters has offered jobs to nearly 80 per cent of its trainees, the highest retention rate in the magic circle. The firm retained 50 of the 66 trainees due to qualify in September 2009, but as three trainees resigned during the qualification process it has actually retained 50 out of 63. That equates to a […]

Ashurst lengthens road to lockstep after PEP fall

Ashurst has mooted extending the length of time it takes for junior ­equity partners to gain ­senior ­status, dropping the value of an equity point by a third. Junior equity partners receive a small number of equity points, which are determined on a case-by-case basis, as well as a salary until they progress into the […]

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