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Fieldfisher loses white-collar partner to US firm

Fieldfisher has lost another female partner, this time from its white collar practice, following a spate of similar exits in the past few months. Partner and barrister Francesca Titus is set to join the London office of US outfit McGuireWoods. Titus spent four years at Fieldfisher, where she focused on corporate criminal law, investigations and […]

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Court sides with Womble Bond Dickinson in dispute over tycoon fine

Business tycoon Philip Day has failed in a bid to make his former solicitors at Womble Bond Dickinson stump up the bill for his £450,000 fine imposed in 2017 by the Crown Court. Day was accused of causing the unauthorised cutting down of 43 trees and subsequent construction of a vehicle track in Cumbria. Criminal […]

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