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Mark Stephens

Tears at bedtime

Many media companies are going to wish they’d treated the Leveson Inquiry with a sterilised barge pole, says Mark Stephens On 6 July 2011, when David Cameron first announced the Leveson Inquiry, like most lawyers, I was inundated with requests for advice from media clients. I told all of them to steer well clear. It […]

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 […]

Lord Justice Leveson

Media lawyers predict changes to reputation management in wake of Leveson

Reputation management practices will have to change focus if Leveson’s recommendations are imposed, according to a number of leading media lawyers. They claim that the establishment of a low-cost arbitration system to solve civil disputes such as libel will drastically reduce the number of large money-spinning pieces of litigation. And a post-Leveson climate of increased […]


Quindell takes over all Accident Advice Helpline claims

Quindell Portfolio, has signed deals to acquire claims management company Accident Advice Helpline (AAH) and law firm The Compensation Lawyers (TCL). Aim-listed Quindell, which earlier this year paid £20m for Liverpool firm Silverbeck Rymer (24 January 2012), has struck a deal with AAH’s parent company Abstract Legal Holdings to become AAH’s sole legal services provider. […]

Raymundo Enríquez

Opportunities outweigh challenges in Latin America, says Bakers LatAm chair

When Baker & McKenzie broke the news earlier this year that it was launching an office in Peru, managing partners at other international firms across the world were no doubt nodding their heads silently in agreement. Peru, as with many other Latin American countries, has had a bad rap in recent years, with political tensions […]

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