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CC wins Rugby World Cup

Clifford Chance has been appointed as legal advisor to the International Rugby Board (IRB) for next year’s Rugby World Cup. Clifford Chance will advise the IRB and its commercial affiliate Rugby World Cup Limited in connection for the preparation and staging of the tournament, held in France, Wales and Scotland between 7 September and 20 […]

Fraud focus

The extreme length of the SFO’s unsuccessful investigation into TransTec’s payments to Ford highlight the need for fraud prosecutors to review their own cases on an ongoing basis – and to be held accountable for their own failures to do so, says Stephen Parkinson For too long fraud prosecutors have avoided detailed scrutiny of their […]

US apathy to “soccer” hits new heights

The hunt to find a US firm showing today’s game against the Czech Republic, which kicked off at 5pm, is bearing little fruit. The hunt to locate a US firm showing today’s game against the Czech Republic, which kicked off at 5pm, is bearing little fruit. Come on guys! This is a big game, ferchrissakes!! […]

Smaller Stephenson Harwood is back from the brink

Stephenson Harwood is back from the brink” />His firm looked on the verge of collapse just three years ago, but now Stephenson Harwood chief executive Sunil Gadhia appears to be presiding over a minor miracle. This year Stephensons’ average profit per equity partner (PEP) rose by 45 per cent to £407,000 from £280,000, while most […]

Eady J rules against hefty costs claim by Schilling

High-profile media lawyer Keith Schilling found that his reputation carried no weight with a High Court judge as he lost an appeal over the costs awarded in DJ Sara Cox’s privacy case. Mr Justice Eady dismissed Schilling’s attempts to claim a 95 per cent success fee and hourly rates of £450 for Cox’s successful 2001 […]

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