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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 […]


Linklaters advises on stricken UK stalwart Waterford Wedgwood

Linklaters has been named as adviser to Deloitte on the administration of luxury goods maker Waterford Wedgwood. Insolvency ;partner Rebecca Jarvis is leading the team advising Waterford Wedgwood’s UK administrators Neville Kahn, Angus ­Martin, Nick Dargan and Dominic Wong. Irish receiver David Carson is being advised by A&L Goodbody partner Mark Traynor. Linklaters has close […]

Eversheds unveils revamped senior team

Eversheds unveils revamped senior team” />Eversheds has overhauled its ­management team following the ­election of Bryan Hughes as chief ­executive. Former real estate head Lee Ranson becomes managing partner and is replaced as practice group head by Julie Stobart. HR head Martin ­Warren has been appointed head of client strategy and Stephen Hopkins takes over […]

Lovells, Olswang take prime roles on £100m New Star sale

Olswang take prime roles on £100m New Star sale” />Lovells and Olswang have won key finance ­mandates as bidders circle troubled asset management group New Star. New Star has been put up for sale by a consortium of banks, which took over the company in return for ­writing off £240m of debt. Olswang, led by […]

Rent-free deal to save Burges £12m on new HQ

Burges Salmon has cut a deal to save nearly £12m in rent as it prepares to move into its new office building in 2010. The firm negotiated a two and a half-year rent-free period as part of its 20-year lease at a new development in Bristol’s Temple Quay. As top-end office rates in the city […]

Jackson LJ’s review of litigation costs must be more far-reaching, insists profession

Concerns have been raised about the implications of a root and branch review of litigation costs, with leading litigators calling for further examination of the litigation model. In November the Master of the Rolls Sir Anthony Clarke appointed Lord Justice Rupert Jackson to conduct a year-long review into legal costs (, 10 November 2008). Hourly […]

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