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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.


Fireworks at PSG as they celebrate the launch of their new website,

PSG, one of the market leading providers of searches and reports for conveyancers in England and Wales, are pleased to launch their new website today. The new site has been developed with the client in mind with the national part of the site portraying the corporate credentials and heritage of the company. For the first […]

Melanie Willems

Mysteries over Saudi City court

Commercial lawyers wait to see what shape the reported Saudi ‘arbitration centre’ in London will take On 30 October the Financial Times published an intriguing story under the headline ‘Saudis seek private court in London’. The article describes how Saudi Arabia “plans to lobby the UK Government to set up an arbitration centre in London”, […]

Democratic rule

The re-election is a chance for Barack Obama to achieve much of what he proposed in his first term, says Charles Adams. The result of the American presidential election reflects two profound realities. The first is that a majority of the American electorate, notwithstanding the painfully slow pace of economic recovery and the continuing unacceptably […]

Martin Bienenstock

Weil and Morgan Lewis among firms on $3.6bn sale of Jefferies

Morgan Lewis & Bockius, Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz and Weil Gotshal & Manges are among a raft of US firms to advise as American investment bank Jefferies agrees to sell to its largest shareholder, Leucadia National. The agreement sees New York-based conglomerate Leucadia, which currently owns about 28.6 per cent of outstanding shares in […]

Battersea Power Station

Norton Rose names new construction head as incumbent retires

Norton Rose has appointed London partner Donald Warnock as head of its construction and engineering practice following the retirement of longstanding group chief Christopher Hill. Hill, a City-based real estate partner, left the firm last month after over 20 years in the practice and will not be joining another law firm. He has been replaced […]

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