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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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Orrick’s China chief quits for GC role at Asian Development Bank

Orrick’s senior partner for China Christopher Stephens will leave the firm for the general counsel role at the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Stephens, who will start his new role early next year, has been in Asia for over 16 years. He relocated from Coudert Brothers’ New York office to Hong Kong in late 1996 and […]

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Google-backed Rocket Lawyer launches in UK amid public spat with rival

Google-backed online legal services site Rocket Lawyer has launched in the UK days after US rival LegalZoom sued the site for its use of the word ‘free’. LegalZoom, which is to launch in the UK later this year via an alliance with high street franchise QualitySolicitors (20 September 2012), filed a 14-page suit in California […]

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