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RPC hires Hammonds partner to build up corporate business

Reynolds Porter Chamberlain (RCP) has seen its turnover rise to £40m, a 12 per cent increase on 2001-2002, and has started to build on its corporate department with the hire of Hammonds partner Barry Stimpson. RPC chief executive Adrian Martin said the firm’s profits would be up “along similar lines”, but could not give an […]

Another one bites the dust

With the failure of yet another group action – this time the army veterans’ claim against the MoD – the costs argument is overshadowing the real issues. Are defendants being given an easy way out? Jon Robins reports The three Ds – disappointed, dismayed and devastated, is how Trevor Ward, senior partner at Manchester firm […]

Frankfurt court refuses to make preliminary ruling in Wella row

The Higher Regional Court in Frankfurt has declined to make a preliminary ruling in the high-profile Wella case. US hedge fund Elliot Associates, represented by Dechert’s fledgling Frankfurt office, is contesting financial regulator BaFin’s decision on the share price in Procter & Gamble’s Wella takeover.Elliot Associates, which holds non-voting preference shares, claims that it has […]

Maclay Murray & Spens goes all out in London with Fenners scoop

Maclay Murray & Spens is raising the stakes among Scottish firms in London after securing the takeover of niche City practice Fenners. The Lawyer can reveal that the Scottish firm will merge Fenners’ practice into its existing London office by June in an attempt to bolster further its corporate and commercial property practices. Until late […]

An American tale

Before we write off the idea of professional involvement in legal education, Geoffrey Bennett says consider the US

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