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Civil and criminal set 7 Bedford Row has elected a new head of chambers after incumbent Kate Thirlwall QC left to join the bench.  Thirlwall was elected as head of chambers in November 2006, succeeding David Farrer QC. She was the set’s first female head of chambers and one of the first at the […]

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Allen & Overy (A&O), Eversheds and Lovells are advising on the pension issues thrown up by the recent demerger of Cable & Wireless Worldwide from the Cable & Wireless Group. Eversheds partners Harold Lewis and Jeremy Goodwin are acting for the trustees of the Cable & Wireless Worldwide Retirement Plan, which will have half the total […]

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Scottish big four to defect to England over ABS row

Top firms’ ultimatum escalates regulatory crisis north of the border The Scottish legal market is facing crisis, with an industry-wide argument over the introduction of alternative business ­structures (ABSs) having the potential to drive the big four firms south of the ­border for good. Dundas & Wilson, Maclay Murray & Spens, McGrigors and Shepherd & Wedderburn (S&W) are […]

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