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Pinsent Curtis Biddle pair quit after merger

Two partners have quit Pinsent Curtis Biddle. They will be the first to leave the newly-created firm. Media partner Duncan Lamont is joining Charles Russell while copyright specialist Hubert Best has also resigned and is believed to be in talks with Hammond Suddards Edge. Regional firm Pinsent Curtis and media specialist Biddle’s merger became official […]


Following the Austrian government’s plan to privatise a number of state-owned companies such as Austria Tabak (the former Austrian tobacco monopoly), Telekom Austria and Flughafen Wien (Vienna airport), the tension among the big law firms trying to win these assignments is growing. But discussions arise about firms being barred from participating in the various beauty […]

Wragge & Co targets pensions litigation after MG Rover boon

Wragge & Co is set to dedicate a team to pensions litigation after the firm announces that it has secured work setting up a new pensions scheme for MG Rover. Insurance partner Peter Shave has moved to the pensions department to focus on pension litigation. Given the growing volume of pensions litigation work, Shave intends […]

The £64,000 question

Congratulations to the College of Law’s press machine, which just keeps on rolling. This week’s subject is David Stainer, a 22-year-old studying at the college’s Guildford branch. His claim to fame? He won £64,000 on ITV’s Who Wants to be a Millionaire?

Cleaning up the act

The passage through Parliament of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 has attracted much attention since Gordon Brown announced in 1997 the Government’s intention to crack down on financial crime. With some 1,500 amendments to the bill, the new framework for regulating the UK’s financial industry has been subject to much scrutiny. The result […]

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