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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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Dutch and go

Netherlands lawyers give new businesses a boost This is a difficult time to start a business, but over in the Netherlands one firm is doing its bit for entrepreneurs. Dutch firm Houthoff Buruma has launched what it is calling the HB Incubator Programme; a kind of legal Dragons’ Den designed to give associates a development […]

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Donald Trump – handle with care

Renewables work-loving Dundas advises wind farm-hating billionaire. Awkward Dundas & Wilson has been advising Donald Trump on his controversial Aberdeenshire golf resort since day one. Real estate partner Allan Wernham – now co-managing partner – won the instruction to advise the Trump Organisation on its site purchase seven years ago and his firm has enjoyed […]

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Offshore deals and cases Q3 2012

The past quarter has been busy for the offshore sector as firms have looked to capitalise on globalisation, while workflow has remained high Since the summer, offshore law firms have been kept busy with plenty of instructions from clients and also plenty of strategic moves. A number of firms have opened new offices, seeking to […]

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Moves: 5 November 2012

Nick Stainthorpe has left Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, where he was a senior associate, and joined Reed Smith in London as a partner in the structured finance group. UK London Nick Stainthorpe has left Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, where he was a senior associate, and joined Reed Smith in London as a partner in the structured finance […]

JPMorgan GC takes Emea role following internal revamp

JPMorgan has confirmed the revamped structure of its in-house legal team following the merger of its investment bank and treasury and securities units, with senior London-based lawyer Karen Linney taking on a broader role as Emea general counsel for the overall business. Linney, previously general counsel of the investment banking division, has been appointed as […]

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