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Royal Bank of Scotland goes local in US deal

The Royal Bank of Scotland has opted for a local US firm to advise on its multi-million-pound acquisition of UST Corporation. The u874m purchase of the Boston-based bank, made through Citizens Financial, the Royal Bank of Scotland’s New England arm, was handled by local firm Goodwin Procter & Hoar, while UK issues were handled in-house. […]

Square Mile

What do you have when you’ve got a lawyer up to his neck in sand? One answer is not enough sand. Another is that you’ve got the situation existing at the moment – a lawyer deep in the sand of a rule book no longer suited to today’s business climate. And at the heart of […]

It's been a good week for…

Jeff and Jennifer Bramley, who have won the right to keep their two foster daughters. The Bramleys hit the headlines last September when they disappeared with the children after Cambridgeshire Social Services told the couple they would not be allowed to adopt the pair. In a ruling this week, Mrs Justice Hogg said they could […]

Lord Mishcon moves to block Lord Irvine in Bill

Labour peer, Lord Mishcon QC plans to introduce an amendment to the Access to Justice Bill designed to vanquish the “Sword of Damocles” held by the Lord Chancellor, Lord Irvine over the Law Society’s trade union role. As the Access to Justice Bill went through its report stage in the Commons, an amendment was introduced […]

London lawyers can't take the heat in Bermuda

London lawyers posted to Bermuda to fight one of the highest profile court cases of the decade have admitted that they are fed up with life on the paradise island. Norton Rose and Clifford Chance lawyers flew to Bermuda for the Thyssen trust case at the beginning of the year, expecting an imminent trial. But […]

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