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BLP cuts 85 jobs at the end of consultation

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has cut 85 jobs at the end of a redundancy consultation that got underway in May. The firm made 47 compulsory redundancies, while 32 took voluntary redundancy and six employees have taken early retirement. BLP declined to comment on the number of lawyers who lost their jobs as part of the […]

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Litigation funding is a complex market, but it’s up to solicitors to ensure they’re able to keep clients fully informed of what’s available. A solicitor’s duty to appraise clients of the litigation funding options available to them is clearly set out in Rule 2 (2.02 and 2.03) of the Solicitors Code of Conduct. However, there […]

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Partnerships for Schools (PfS), the public body charged with supporting the Government’s Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme, has launched an expanded panel after placing costs at the centre of the review. A total of 17 firms, including Addleshaw Goddard, Beachcroft, Burges Salmon, Dickinson Dees, Mills & Reeve, Nabarro, Norton Rose, Sharpe Pritchard, Trowers & […]

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