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The collapse of Tyco left its general counsel facing prison. Anthony Davis and Pamela Jarvis report on the implications of Mark Belnick’s acquittal This summer’s acquittal of Mark Belnick, former general counsel of Tyco International, was not as surprising as it seemed. Many thought that Belnick, a highly regarded New York lawyer with impeccable credentials, […]

BLP stalwart changes pace with move to Devon firm

Berwin Leighton Paisner is to lose one of its longest-standing project finance partners to a small regional practice in Devon. Carol McCormack OBE, who has been with the firm since she qualified some 20 years ago, has decided to join Michelmores in Exeter as part of a lifestyle change. McCormack plans to move to the […]

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Just about anybody can now be called for jury service – even lawyers. Jon Robins reports on why some are trying to avoid doing their time A couple of months ago, Andrew Prynne QC turned up for jury service at the Old Bailey. In doing so, he made a little bit of legal history. No […]

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