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The lawyer, the BBC and the Freedom of Information Act.

The determination of lawyer Stephen Sugar and his widow Fiona Paveley to force the BBC to reveal details of the 2004 Balen Report into its Middle East reporting has meant that this case has been before the courts at least 10 times – discounting judicial review attempts. No doubt the BBC will come in for […]

Turnover and PEP up at Holland & Knight

Turnover rose 3 per cent at Holland & Knight last year from $552m to $568m while average profit per equity partner (PEP) jumped 11 per cent, from $802,000 to $890,000. Headcount remained effectively flat last year, dipping slightly from 910 to 908, although high-profile departures did include Abu Dhabi managing partner Donald Moore, who left […]

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Supreme Court to rule in BBC Freedom of Information case

The Supreme Court will tomorrow decide whether the BBC is obliged to publish a report on its Middle Eastern coverage under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act. The Balen report that is at the centre of the court case was written by senior journalist Malcolm Balen in 2004 and examined closely the BBC’s coverage of […]

Watson Farley finalises Hong Kong launch plan

Watson Farley & Williams has recruited a partner from Goodwin Procter in Hong Kong as it finalises its plan to open an office in the city. The firm has hired corporate finance partner Loretta Lau from Goodwin Procter’s Hong Kong office, which opened in 2008. Lau, who is qualified in Hong Kong and England, joined […]

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