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Litigation funding – From alternative to mainstream

Litigation funding continues to gain in popularity and the market is diversifying. Have you seen any fallout yet from Lord Justice Christopher Clarke’s October decision to hand indemnity costs in the Excalibur case to the litigation funders? What do you think the impact will be for the industry? Tim Hardy, commercial litigation head, CMS: The […]


Addleshaw Goddard latest to moot contract lawyer initiative

Addleshaw Goddard is in the process of establishing a contract lawyer offering in the mould of those set up by Eversheds, Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) and Pinsent Masons before them. According to Addleshaw Goddard managing partner John Joyce the project has been on the table for sometime but kicked into action six months ago when […]


Freshfields moots Manchester low-cost hub for legal and support services

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is planning to join City rivals with the launch of a low-cost shared services hub in Manchester, it has emerged. The magic circle firm is undergoing a consultation to move a number of its legal and support services from Fleet Street to Manchester city centre, with a number of landmark properties under […]


Withers looks to strike it rich with $748.8bn Singapore’s new elite

It’s early days, but one clear trend to emerge so far in 2015 is that Singapore is the place to be. It’s just over a month into the new year and so far we’ve already seen Reed Smith launch a corporate practice in Singapore (12 January 2015) and Norton Rose Fulbright relocate its Asia-Pacific energy […]

BLM latest firm to shake up working culture with office move

Ahead of its move to new premises in Fenchurch Street in March, BLM has confirmed that it is formalising a flexible working programme that will make it possible to house 350 staff in an office with capacity for nearer 300. BLM, not generally known for its tendency to break with tradition, says the move was […]

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