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Paul Brown

Cameron’s reforms are misguided

Reforming judicial review procedures will not lead to a better system but will punish those who need it most There are five reasons why the proposed reform of judicial review procedures is misguided. First, it is based on a false premise. The stated object of the exercise is to “speed up development and boost economic […]

Bernadette Daley

Bending the gender agenda

EU commissioner’s revised 40% female ‘target’ for boardrooms throws up questions of qualification balance Last month, EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding faced a setback when voting was delayed on her proposal to introduce mandatory quotas for women on EU-listed company boards. Concerns were raised about the legality of her proposals. She tabled a revised proposal […]


CMS’s long-haul US journey

‘Who motivates the motivator?’ It’s a question CMS boss Duncan Weston might be asking himself this morning. After revealing today that it has been a grim six months resulting in a lack of growth for CMS, Weston might be in need of an arm around the shoulder. CMS’s hunt for a transatlantic partner has been […]

Chris Campbell

Dundas & Wilson: Lawyers in need

Dundas & Wilson has had a torrid few years. What can the new management do to turn the firm around? A firm’s merger ambitions say a lot about its self-esteem. Take Dundas & Wilson. After the Andersen Legal network collapsed in 2002, member firm Dundas once again faced being just a big fish in a […]

Orrick’s China chief quits for GC role at Asian Development Bank

Orrick’s senior partner for China Christopher Stephens will leave the firm for the general counsel role at the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Stephens, who will start his new role early next year, has been in Asia for over 16 years. He relocated from Coudert Brothers’ New York office to Hong Kong in late 1996 and […]

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