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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.



Slaughters cuts annual bonuses amid market uncertainty

Slaughter and May has announced a cut to its bonuses for associates, trainees and support staff, citing market uncertainty for the decision. It marks the second year running in which the City leader has reduced the bonus it pays trainees, who will this year receive a 2.5 per cent salary top-up, down on 4 per […]


Autonomy, an HP Company, Extends Market-leading Compliance Platform to Dodd-Frank

New cloud-based solution provides financial institutions with turnkey system for achieving compliance with new federal law CAMBRIDGE, London, October 22, 2012 — Autonomy, an HP Company, today announced the availability of a new solution designed to help institutions meet the new reporting and regulatory requirements associated with the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection […]

Not so much all change for TFL

Four firms – Bird & Bird, Clifford Chance, Manches and Travers Smith – have alighted from Transport for London’s (TfL) legal roster following the body’s first panel review in five years, which has seen it cut places from 12 to 11. Lewis Silkin, SNR Denton and Trowers & Hamlins are the panel’s new boarders, but […]

Fladgate fails to overturn ruling in cricketer’s Twitter libel case

Collyer Bristow has recorded another success in its Twitter libel case for cricketer Chris Cairns. This morning the Court of Appeal (CoA) upheld Mr Justice Bean’s decision in the High Court to award damages of £90,000 to the firm’s client, who was accused of match fixing on the social networking site. Collyer Bristow partner Rhory […]

Merger splurge

It is fair to say that the market has been a hive of merger activity over the past 12 to 18 months. Since the latter half of 2011 there have been 17 mergers, bolt-ons or tie-ups announced in the UK. Some, like the union between Clyde & Co and Barlow Lyde & Gilbert, shook the […]

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