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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.


No5 Chambers’ Jones acts in secretary of state discrimination case

Tim Jones, a member of No5 Chambers’ planning and environment group, recently represented one of the claimants in a High Court case, which ruled that the secretary of state discriminated against travellers by intervening in appeals involving green belt pitches. According to No5 Chambers, his ruling could trigger the review of many cases. Tim Jones […]


Pinsent Masons secures victory for Home Office over £224m eBorders payout

The Home Office has won a legal challenge against paying £224m compensation to Clifford Chance client Raytheon Systems over a terminated contract. Home secretary Theresa May instructed Pinsent Masons to launch an appeal against the compensation decision following an arbitration tribunal in August (18 August 2014). In a judgment handed down on Wednesday (18 February) […]


Revenue at Paul Weiss hits $1bn mark in 2014 year-end results

US firm Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison has broken through the billion-dollar barrier in its 2014 financial results, posting a 11 per cent boost in revenue to $1.03bn (£677m). Partner profits grew 6 per cent during the 2014 financial year, rising from $3.6m to $3.8m. Paul Weiss’ overall headcount also increased, with a 10 per cent […]

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Our banking and finance department covers work in banking and structured capital markets. Our banking team represents financial sponsors, corporate entities and financial institutions and advise on all aspects of financing transactions – from origination, negotiation and documentation to closing. We regularly advise on enforcement situations, workouts and re-organisations. In structured capital markets, we have extensive […]

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