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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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Fountain Court hires in Singapore ahead of London expansion to 39 Essex Street

Fountain Court has appointed its first permanent member of staff for its Singapore office and unveiled plans to expand its presence in London.  Caroline McConnon has been appointed to the new role of practice manager, Asia – the chamber’s first member of staff in its Singapore office since it opened in September 2014, and “the […]

Clifford Chance’s corporate head Norman on the need for efficiency

Clifford Chance’s global corporate leader Guy Norman knows that the firm has to change – but believes that natural progression, rather than cultural overhaul, is the way to go. In today’s interview with The Lawyer, Norman outlines his strategy to focus on private equity, financial services, mining, utilities and oil and gas. But for this […]

Bird & Bird hit by six-person defection from China IP team

Just a year ago Bird & Bird CEO David Kerr laid out his firm’s strategy for Asia, telling us that the region had become “the firm’s top priority” and as such it had “taken important steps to prioritise growth in Asia”. Fast-forward to now and the firm has suffered something of a set-back after a […]

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