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Lloyds, RBS kick off post-crunch panel reviews

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New redundancy consultation puts 76 Eversheds jobs at risk

Eversheds has launched a second round of redundancy talks with 45 lawyers and related support staff, taking the total number of jobs under threat at the firm to at least 76. Those ;affected ;are ­predominantly in the M&A, finance and insurance departments. Within the finance department the ­consultation is focused on real estate and acquisition […]

One Brick Court faces Ugly dispute

One Brick Court and Russell Jones & Walker have been instructed by 9-12 Bell Yard barrister Constance Briscoe in her defence against libel allegations brought by her mother. Briscoe’s mother Carmen Briscoe-Mitchell has sued her daughter and publishers Hodder & Stoughton for libel over Briscoe’s 2006 memoirs of her childhood called Ugly. Briscoe’s mother said […]

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SJ Berwin partner slammed by Tories

SJ Berwin partner Jonathan Djanogly, Conservative MP for Huntingdon, has been criticised for using the firm’s trainees for parliamentary research work. SJ Berwin partner slammed by Tories” />SJ Berwin partner Jonathan Djanogly, who is Conservative MP for Huntingdon, has been criticised by his Westminster opponents after using the firm’s trainees for parliamentary research work. An […]

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