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IHL series: Fraud

To support our IHL community, we hosted a webinar on Fraud where we discussed the recent upsurge in fraud due to home working, general awareness of fraudulent activity and what businesses can do to protect themselves.

How changes in planning rules will impact the PRS market

In this latest podcast from Shoosmiths’ planning team, partners Kathryn Jump and David Mathias discuss the private rented sector (PRS) and the opportunities that exist for developers as we emerge out of lockdown and new planning changes take effect.

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Cobbetts picks litigation head as new managing partner

Cobbetts has elected a new managing partner to replace Michael Shaw, who spent 16 years in the post. Head of dispute resolution and board member Nick Carr has been picked to replace Shaw and will begin in his new role at the end of the month. Shaw announced that he would not stand for re-election […]

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Trucking giant Eddie Stobart enters legal market with barristers business

Transport company Eddie Stobart lorries has launched a legal service that promises to connect businesses to barristers without having to go through a solicitor. Stobart Barristers, the new service formed by the Stobart Group, has said it can cut the cost of barristers’ services by charging clients a fixed fee and using paralegals instead of […]

Moves: 20 May 2012

Devika Khanna has joined Clyde & Co as a partner in its international arbitration team. Move of the week Khanna, a specialist in international arbitration in the energy and construction sectors, moves from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, where she was a senior associate. Clydes partner Ben Knowles said Khanna brings “considerable energy-related disputes experience”. UK London […]

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Patent wars promote innovation

High-profile disputes emphasise the importance of IT companies developing novel solutions  Patent disputes between major technology companies now seem to be an everyday occurrence. Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia, HTC, Apple, Google, Research In Motion (BlackBerry), Samsung and others are all involved in one or more patent lawsuits. These companies are also purchasing large numbers of […]

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