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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.



Davis wins Lion Capital for Proskauer after move from KWM

Allen & Overy (A&O) and Proskauer are advising on the acquisition of AS Adventure Group, which includes outdoor retailer Cotswold, from Lion Capital by European private equity house PAI Partners. The deal marks the first time that Lion Capital has turned to Proskauer, following its hire of legacy SJ Berwin corporate chief Steve Davis in […]

This week’s top 15 legal briefings – 10 February 2015

If you’re on social media, one of the things you’ll see going viral every couple of years is The Lawyer Colouring Book . Sadly not affiliated with The Lawyer magazine, it contains a number of line drawings with captions like ‘This is my suit. Colour it grey or I will lose my job’. But all […]

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Germany’s Heuking reports 12 per cent revenue rise to €121m

German firm Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek has reported record revenues for 2014, with turnover hitting €121m (£89.3m) – up 12 per cent from 2013 and a rise of 66 per cent in six years. The revenue rise came on the back of continued recruitment for Heuking, which increased its headcount from 260 lawyers in 2013 […]

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Novae Group appoints RSA lawyer as first group general counsel

Insurance underwriter Novae Group has appointed Alexandra Moon as its first-ever group general counsel. The move will also see her join Novae Group’s executive committee, reporting into its chief executive Matthew Fosh. Novae Group, which has been listed on the London Stock Exchange since 1998, is a specialist Lloyds insurer. Moon joined on 2 February […]


Scottish Water launches panel review as firms chase five-year contracts

Publicly-owned utilities giant Scottish Water has launched its first panel review process for five years. The new panel will work across three frameworks and will be revealed on 31 March. UK law firms will compete for spots on Scottish Water’s roster of advisers that will support its in-house legal team. The panel is split into […]

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