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Custody time limits and why they matter

David Hardstaff and Bethan Cowlam consider the recent increase to custody time limits and the practical implications in the context of significant court backlogs. In a highly unusual move, HHJ Raynor, a Crown Court judge, has lodged a complaint against the resident judge of Woolwich Crown Court, suggesting political interference in the handling of cases involving extended custody time […]


Pinsents wins place on Sema legal panel

Pinsent Curtis has secured a place on the panel of IT giant Sema as sole adviser on global trademark issues. The FTSE-100 company has spent the past six months overhauling its legal provision. The process saw its panel slashed from 15 firms to one main adviser (The Lawyer, 31 January). The national practice was one […]

News in Brief

Weil Gotshal & Manges‘ London office has recruited a senior assistant from Clifford Chance to set up its European consumer finance practice. Andrew McLean, who will become a partner specialising in corporate, commercial and consumer finance trans-actions, has been at Clifford Chance for 12 years, working in both its London and Tokyo offices. Eversheds is […]


CMS Cameron McKenna represented Sainsbury’s Supermarkets on its £6.7m purchase of the Bretton Centre from Peterborough City Council. Property partner Mark Heighton was assisted by property solicitor Sally Purtell on the deal. Wragge & Co advised Peterborough City Council.

…as Holt breaks ranks and takes KLegal post

The former managing partner of Weil Gotshal & Manges‘ London office has broken ranks with former colleagues to join KLegal. Nick Holt left the US firm with three other partners at the end of January but has split with the rest of the team and is joining the KPMG associated law firm as managing partner. […]

Welcome to the two-stop shop

There are now more than one million lawyers in the US, a ratio of one lawyer to every 260 people, according to Ramon Mullerat, senior partner at leading Spanish practice Bufete Mullerat. And, he adds, if the rate of growth continues, by 2020 there will be no one left in the US but lawyers. Alongside […]

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