The Consumers Association and the Law Society are yet to resolve their differences over September's Which? survey into the quality and cost of legal advice. The association has threatened Chancery Lane with legal action if it does not retract its allegations that the research conducted by Which? was shoddy. “Our current situation is that we stand by the findings and we do not accept the Law Society's criticisms,” said the association's senior lawyer Keith Richards.
US corporate finance and securities firm Debevoise & Plimpton is closing its seven-year-old Los Angeles office and offering to return staff to New York. The firm, which has lawyers across the US as well as in Paris, London, Hong Kong, Budapest and Prague, has already begun its “phasing down” programme. Seven of the 12 lawyers […]