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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.


Tech Media

Edwards Wildman City team leads for tech startup on $5m funding round

Edwards Wildman’s London office and US firm Carr & Ferrell have won roles advising as technology startup Swoop kicks off a process to raise $5m (£3.1m). The Cambridge, Massachusetts company has raised $3m (£1.9m) in equity out of the $5m it aims to gather. The service, which embeds relevant coupons and adverts into food websites, […]

Joss Alcraft

When small print’s not charming

The row between HP and Autonomy shows why lawyers should look closely at sale and purchase agreements Recent reports in the press that Hewlett-Packard has called in the Securities & Exchange Commission, the SFO and even the FBI in relation to what it claims to be “serious accounting improprieties” at Autonomy have brought into sharp […]

Neil O'May

DPAs are no cosy option

Deferred prosecution agreements offer companies speed and finality, but they are tough penalties too The Government’s rollout of deferred prosecution agreements (DPAs) has now been debated in the House of Lords and will return for further parliamentary scrutiny shortly. Far from restricting DPAs, the legislators suggested the regime should be further extended to individuals – […]


Greenberg Traurig is “boys club”, says ex-partner in $200m class action claim

A former partner of US firm Greenberg Traurig has filed a proposed $200m class action lawsuit against the firm claiming that it encourages a “boys club” in which female lawyers are underpaid and treated “less favorably” than male counterparts in a similar role. According to the 52-page complaint name plaintiff Francine Friedman Griesing, who worked […]

Catrin Griffiths

US litigators need London weight

It’s here: this week we’re publishing a preview of our exclusive annual report on global litigation, where we reveal the top 50 firms in the world by revenue. Contentious work is flourishing; DLA Piper’s litigation revenues topped a billion dollars for the first time this year, with Skadden and Jones Day not too far behind. […]

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