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Ghost in the machine

US moves forward on Magnitsky case, with Canada next. When will the UK act? Friday 16 November marked a milestone for human rights, with the US House of Representatives voting overwhelmingly to pass the Magnitsky Act, the clearest sign yet that the US government is finally bowing to pressure to name and shame those implicated […]

Bakers expected to win spot on new-look EDF panel

EDF Energy is set to appoint a raft of firms including Baker & McKenzie, Eversheds and Herbert Smith Freehills to a revamped legal panel expected to be finalised in the coming weeks. Squire Sanders and Bristol’s TLT are also on course to be appointed to the roster, with Bakers the only one of the firms […]

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Clarks Shoes legal chief returns to Veale Wasbrough for City push

Veale Wasbrough Vizards has rehired former partner Sue Malthouse, who returns to the firm after 18 months at Clarks Shoes as group director of legal and company secretary. Malthouse has a long history of working for both Veale Wasbrough and Clarks. She first began practising at the firm’s Bristol office in 1980 before joining Clarks […]

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Points of review

The widely criticised Legal Education and Training Review is in its final stages. Opinion is divided on whether it will achieve its objectives That the legal market is in a state of unprecedented flux is at least one thing all those involved in the Legal Education and Training Review (LETR) can agree on. Everything else […]

Form over substance?

Preserving the status quo will not be an option for Lord Justice Leveson, says Kevin Bays In addition to denouncing the unacceptable and unlawful behaviour of some elements of the press, the Leveson Report is undoubtedly expected to recommend change to the current self-regulation system. The main question is whether the recommendation will be for […]

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