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Council wins appeal on sale of former school site

Last month the Supreme Court handed down its judgment in Rittson-Thomas v Oxfordshire County Council, concerning ‘section 2 reverter’ under the School Sites Act 1841. The judges unanimously allowed the appeal, finding in favour of the Council.


FCPA update — November 2012

In this issue: US enforcement agencies issue extensive new FCPA guidance; recent surveys highlight anti-corruption trends facing companies; Italy adopts new anti-corruption law. Click on the link above to download this Debevoise & Plimpton briefing.


Ashurst reveals 6 per cent H1 revenue slump

Ashurst has announced a 6 per cent like-for-like drop in revenues for the first half of the 2012/13 financial year, with total half-year billings standing at £145m. The figure is down on £154m for the first six months of 2011/12 and includes income from the legacy Ashurst business, while excluding revenue for the Australian arm […]

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Points of review

The widely criticised Legal Education and Training Review is in its final stages. Opinion is divided on whether it will achieve its objectives That the legal market is in a state of unprecedented flux is at least one thing all those involved in the Legal Education and Training Review (LETR) can agree on. Everything else […]

Sarah Webb

Position: Payne Hicks Beach partner Payne Hicks Beach partner Sarah Webb began advising private investigator Glenn Mulcaire when she was a partner at Russell Jones & Walker. She moved to private client firm Payne Hicks in February this year, taking her clients with her (The Lawyer, 7 February). Working on both the claimant and defendant […]

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39 Essex Street confirms addition of 24-strong 4-5 Gray’s Inn team

London set 39 Essex Street is to be joined by 24 members of 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square, including seven silks. The Lawyer first revealed that the set was in talks with up to 30 barristers earlier this month (9 November 2012). Sources said that initially the set had planned to take between 25 and 30 […]

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