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Lord McAlpine pursues legal action against Twitter users

Lord McAlpine’s solicitor Andrew Reid has pledged to sue everyone who tweeted his client’s name in relation to mistaken sexual abuse allegations. The RMPI lawyer has been instructed by former Tory treasurer Lord McAlpine to negotiate a compensation settlement from the BBC for the Newsnight programme that linked him to historic child sex abuse in […]

Olswang IP lawyer spearheads ‘game changing’ patent service

Olswang IP partner Campbell Forsyth has spearheaded new patent service HLP3, a process aimed at helping patent owners monetise their patents for a fixed fee, working alongside a group of insurers, funders and IP experts. The five businesses involved are US patent and research company HLP Integration, media-focused Olswang, litigation funder Caprica, after-the-event (ATE) insurers […]


Deloitte to launch legal offering in Germany with Raupach acquisition

Deloitte is set to become the last of the so-called Big Four accountancy firms to launch its own legal offering in Germany by acquiring 100-lawyer national firm Raupach & Wollert-Elmendorff. The audit giant is at the advanced stages of finalising a deal with the German mid-market corporate and M&A specialist, which already operates a strategic […]


Davis Polk continues to build English-law capability with Herbies hire

Davis Polk & Wardwell has continued its English-law hiring spree by snaring a corporate partner from Herbert Smith Freehills. Corporate partner Will Pearce has resigned from Herbert Smith Freehills and is set to join Davis Polk’s burgeoning English-law practice in London. No date has been given for Pearce’s departure. Pearce specialises in advising on takeovers, […]

How ethnically diverse is your firm or set?

This year’s diversity gongs go to O’Melveny & Myers and Coram Chambers, which top the tables for law firms and barristers’ sets respectively when ranked by their proportion of partners or tenants from ethnic minorities. But the real news is the number of chambers that failed to fill in the form. Only 23 sets out […]

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