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Council wins appeal on sale of former school site

Last month the Supreme Court handed down its judgment in Rittson-Thomas v Oxfordshire County Council, concerning ‘section 2 reverter’ under the School Sites Act 1841. The judges unanimously allowed the appeal, finding in favour of the Council.

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Ince mulls “away days” as firm eases Covid-19 measures

The Ince Group has ended the salary reductions introduced at the height of the pandemic, as it starts to formulate policies around future working arrangements. In April 2020, the firm agreed salary reductions that ranged from 10 to 30 per cent for employed staff and amounted to 30 per cent for members of the plc. […]

Six make the grade in Mishcon promotions

After last year’s reduced round of just two promotions, Mishcon de Reya has now added six lawyers to its partnership. This includes a total of four new female partners, with the firm bolstering its corporate, family, finance and real estate departments. Head of Mishcon Purpose Alexander Rhodes has also been given the nod, whose role […]

Forsters weighs up Mayfair future in property review

Forsters has entered discussions around its London property strategy, appointing CBRE as agents. The 177-lawyer firm, which is based in Mayfair,  is understood to be scoping 50,000sq ft of space further north of the city, around Marylebone, north Oxford Street, Fitzrovia and Soho. Forsters, which derives nearly half of its revenue from its 21-partner real […]

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Starling Bank faces discrimination claim from former employee

A former employee of Starling Bank has brought claims of whistleblowing and discrimination against the group, with its general counsel also named as a respondent in the case. Gulnaz Raja, who was deputy secretary to Starling’s board from 2019 to 2020, is taking on the business in the Employment Tribunal a year after leaving. Court […]

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