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Birmingham City Council in law panel revamp

Birmingham City Council is in the final throes of reviewing its legal panel. The council is renewing the property, public law and social services panel that was launched in January 2002. That line-up comprises six firms: Browne Jacobson, Eversheds, Hammonds, Martineau Johnson, Mills & Reeve and Pinsents. In addition, the council is extending the panel […]

The regeneration game

With the growth in regeneration projects, real estate lawyers are having to adapt how they work and who they work with. David Taylor reports Regeneration offers huge opportunities for real estate lawyers, but it also delivers a serious challenge to those of us schooled on traditional property development schemes – speculative ventures involving one fund […]

Lifting the lid

The introduction of the Freedom of Information Act is still months away, but it is already worrying those involved in public sector projects. Jon Robins reports A storm is brewing north of the border. The Scottish Prison Service recently revealed edited highlights of a multimillion-pound contract for privatised prison escort duties. Ministers had agreed to publish […]

Hearsay

Which head of legal at a well-known technology company is known by the fee-earners as Swiss Tony?

Mourant pushes into Cayman Islands

Jersey’s Mourant du Feu & Jeune has extended its reach to the Cayman Islands, making it the third Channel Islands firm to launch a Caribbean practice this year. Mourant is hoping to win corporate instructions through the move and is also waiting for the outcome of a licence application from the Cayman authorities to establish […]

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