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Custody time limits and why they matter

David Hardstaff and Bethan Cowlam consider the recent increase to custody time limits and the practical implications in the context of significant court backlogs. In a highly unusual move, HHJ Raynor, a Crown Court judge, has lodged a complaint against the resident judge of Woolwich Crown Court, suggesting political interference in the handling of cases involving extended custody time […]

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Eversheds’ top earner got £860,000 in 2007-08

Eversheds‘ top earner got £860,000 in 2007-08″ />The highest-earning partner at Eversheds took home £860,000 in the 2007-08 financial year, an increase of more than £100,000 on the previous year, according to the firm’s LLP results. The average remuneration per partner grew by £4,000 to £351,000 during the period. The accounts reveal that the firm’s […]

Glut of law firms to face actions for negligence

Scores of law firms are in the firing line for professional negligence claims this year, The Law­yer’s annual top cases­ survey reveals. Eversheds, along with Browne Jacobson, is facing a battle with Nationwide Building Society worth more than £20m after the financial lender found itself the victim of mortgage fraud. Linklaters ;is ;suing Fladgate Fielder […]

Slaughters, Links lead on £444m Land Secs Trillium sell off

Slaughter & May and Linklaters have helped Land Securities and property business Telereal reach an agreement on the sale of Land Securities Trillium. Slaughter & May and Linklaters have helped Land Securities and property investment company Telereal reach an agreement on the sale of Land Securities Trillium for £444m in cash. Slaughters corporate finance partners […]

DLA beats rivals to £10m Govt IT role

DLA Piper has seen off Field Fisher Waterhouse (FFW) and Pinsent Masons to win a Government ­mandate worth up to £10m in fees over five years. The firm has retained its place as IT adviser to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) following a contest with 13 other firms to win work on the […]

Clifford Chance hires Fed Trade Commission GC

The general counsel of the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has left his post for a partnership role in the New York office of Clifford Chance. William Blumenthal, who joined the commission in 2005 from King & Spalding, leaves the group without a general counsel. A spokesman for the commission confirmed that a decision is […]

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