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Massive regeneration projects dominate The Lawyer Awards 2009

Real estate teams have had to juggle some highly sensitive deals this year. The Lawyer Awards prize for Real Estate Team of the Year is always hotly contested. Last year, Osborne Clarke carried off the gold medal for advising Eurostar on its relocation from Waterloo to St Pancras. This year regeneration is the overwhelming theme, […]


Addleshaws opts for global alliance strategy

ADDLESHAW Goddard is to move towards what reinsurance partner Richard Leedham calls a “Herbert Smith-style” alliance of preferred firms in Europe, while tightening up its roster of US referral firms. The developments form part of the firm’s recently launched five-year plan and are intended to transform the perception of Addleshaws as an exclusively national firm. […]

People Moves

Finers Stephens Innocent has hired Addleshaw Goddard’s head of equality Jane Amphlett. Jane Amphlett Move of the week She joins as a partner in the employment group, having been a partner at Addleshaws. Finers managing partner Paul Millett said: “This is the fifth partner-level lateral hire we have made in the past year.” UK LONDON […]

Camerons: turnover rises but profit drops

CMS Cameron McKenna has kicked off the financial reporting season by announcing a slight rise in turnover alongside a 15 per cent drop in its average profit per equity partner (PEP) figure. Camerons, the first top-20 firm to release its figures for the 2008-09 financial year, saw its revenues increase from £235.5m to £240m. However, […]


Does it count (erfeit)?

If counterfeit goods have been sold via an online auction house who should take responsibility for cracking down on the couterfeiters – the manufacturer whose goods have been cloned or the online auction house which provides the sales outlet? It is a debate that has dogged eBay for some time. Last July the company eBay […]

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