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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.

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Kennedys expands in Hong Kong with MetLife hire

Kennedys has hired MetLife Asia Pacific legal head Peter Cashin as a partner in its Hong Kong office. Cashin, an M&A lawyer, will join the firm’s corporate and commercial group. A former partner of CMS Cameron McKenna, Cashin moved to Hong Kong in 1997 to lead the development of the firm’s office and its Asia […]

Merrill Corporation meets the needs of security and transparency for the Leveson Inquiry

London, 29 November 2012 Following Lord Justice Leveson’s report dated Thursday 29 November 2012 following the end of the Inquiry into the culture, practice and ethics of the British media, Merrill Corporation explains why it was the Inquiry’s partner for providing document review and disclosure tools and real-time court reporting services for the entire Inquiry. […]

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 […]

Bakers expected to win spot on new-look EDF panel

EDF Energy is set to appoint a raft of firms including Baker & McKenzie, Eversheds and Herbert Smith Freehills to a revamped legal panel expected to be finalised in the coming weeks. Squire Sanders and Bristol’s TLT are also on course to be appointed to the roster, with Bakers the only one of the firms […]

Keith Mathieson

RPC reshuffles media group into IP practice

RPC is to restructure its media practice into the intellectual property group following the exit of media head Jaron Lewis. Lewis left the firm last month to join the South East Circuit as a full time judge, prompting a rethink of how the group operates within the firm. According to IP chief Jeremy Drew the […]

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