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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.



Cuatrecasas chief cleared of tax fraud as judge dismisses case

A judge in Barcelona has dismissed allegations that the chair of Iberian firm Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira, Emilio Cuatrecasas, committed tax fraud totalling an estimated €3.7m (£2.9m). Investigating magistrate José Antonio Cruz de Pablo has dismissed the case on the grounds that there was no evidence to suggest that Cuatrecasas or his ex-wife had avoided paying […]

SQS delivers automated regression testing for law firm Irwin Mitchell

Irwin Mitchell cuts delivery time and improves quality of legal case management system through automated regression testing with SQS London, 21 November 2012 –SQS Software Quality Systems, the world’s leading specialist in software quality, has helped Irwin Mitchell introduce automated regression testing into its systems development programmes. The first project to benefit has been Irwin […]


Goal difference

Euro 2012 was a boost for troubled Ukraine but its benefits are unlikely to be felt in the longer term. However, prospects are emerging elsewhere In brief Ukraine benefited from the 2012 European football championships held jointly with Poland this summer. But now the teams have gone home, what opportunities remain for a country that […]

First-half revenue flat at Stephenson Harwood

Stephenson Harwood has announced flat revenues for the first half of the 2012/13 financial year, with income unchanged at £51.4m. The firm cited “tough market conditions” for the static performance, which follows last year’s 4 per cent growth in first-half turnover (24 November 2012). The firm brought in fees worth £49.6m in the first half […]


Quinn Emanuel moves into Paris with Shearman hire

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan is opening its fourth European office in January, launching in Paris with the hire of arbitration partner Philippe Pinsolle from Shearman & Sterling. The Paris office will officially launch on 7 January 2013 and, like the rest of Quinn’s offices, will focus only on litigation and arbitration. Pinsolle has been […]

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