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Focus on COP26: The future of affordable living

The hosting of COP26 in Glasgow this year shines a spotlight on the UK in relation to sustainability performance, applying more pressure on organisations to demonstrate their green credentials and to encourage the development and usage of sustainable technologies in the race to net zero.

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McKinnon lawyer: the fight will go on

The lawyer instructed by Gary McKinnon, the man charged by the US with hacking into Pentagon and Nasa computers, has vowed to continue her struggle to prevent his extradition to the US.

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Freshfields, Herbies on Wolseley’s £1bn rights issue

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Herbert Smith have been called in to advise on building supplies company Wolseley’s upcoming £1bn rights issue. In the latest of a glut of cash calls by listed companies, Freshfields head of corporate Mark Rawlinson is understood to be advising Wolseley while Herbert Smith is understood to have been instructed by […]

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Return to 2004: Financial flashback

Magic circle firms appear to be experiencing a sense of déjà vu. The figures look like going back to 2004 levels. We all know that ;the world is getting smaller. But by how much? Three of the big four magic circle firms have all confirmed reductions in headcount. All firms are now retrenching to the […]

Former Eagles manager goes to war with Camerons

Former Crystal Palace FC manager Iain Dowie is taking CMS Cameron McKenna to court over fees racked up by the firm when it represented Dowie in defence of a claim brought by the club. Dowie ;is ;disputing Camerons’ costs for acting on a case brought by Palace chairman Simon Jordan, who alleged that Dowie had […]

Debevoise reports modest revenue rise

US firm Debevoise & Plimpton saw revenues rise by 7 per cent revenue during the 2008 calendar year, up from $709.5m at the end of 2007 to $760.8m. Average profits per equity partner (PEP) dipped slightly, from $2.28m to $2.22. This is a marked difference to last year, when Debevoise reported a standout performance. At […]

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