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Government’s planned judicial review revamp ‘misses the point’

Government plans to overhaul the judicial review process to boost growth and unburden clogged-up courts have “missed the point”, according to public law lawyers. Prime Minister David Cameron made a speech to the Confederation of British Industry this morning, outlining how the Coalition plans to cut the three-month time limit for applications to prevent tactical […]

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Finers and Howard Kennedy draw up new merger timetable

The delayed merger between London firms Finers Stephens Innocent (FSI) and Howard Kennedy will now go live on 1 February. Delays in the process have seen the original ambitious date of 1 November pass without any official announcement. FSI managing partner Paul Millett said the members’ agreement has been finalised this week and is being […]

An Englishman in Red Square

Despite the best efforts of many in Russia, English law continues to be the law of choice for most transactions in the country. That fact has helped many Anglo-Saxon firms succeed in Moscow over the two decades since the fall of Communism. It’s also why Russian powerhouse Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners (EPA&P) announced last […]

Freshfields to stage three-week benefits showcase

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is to host a targeted series of events for its workforce focusing on its employee benefits programme in a bid to freshen its benefits scheme and keep staff engaged. The firm has offered flexible benefits for four years, but is changing its approach this year by holding three separate week-long events specific […]

Killing 2Birds’ worries with one merger

Someone needs to get Sarah Lund and her natty jumpers back on the case, as Copenhagen is set to be the scene of an outwardly aggressive but intelligently planned merger in January 2013. The perpetrator is none other than mild-mannered TMT firm Bird & Bird; its mark, Danish firm Bender von Haller Dragsted (BvHD). The […]

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