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Legal Aid reform forces firm closures

The new contracting scheme, which cut the number of firms allowed to offer civil legal aid by more than half to just 5000, is having a “profound and immediate effect” on law firms in England and Wales, Richard Gordon QC told the court. Organisations which refer people to solicitors, he said, were having “massive difficulty” […]

Manchester chambers hires director

Leading Manchester set 40 King Street has appointed a solicitor as its first chambers director. Guy Davison was taken on to manage 40 King Street and spin-off 5 Park Place in Leeds, a set that specialises in chancery and planning law. He worked for Deacons in Hong Kong as a solicitor before practising at law […]

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Berwin Leighton acted for provider of IT solutions SDL on its £45m flotation on the London stock market. The team was led by corporate partner Chris Mackie and included partner David Dennison advising on share options and intellectual property partner Tonia Gilbert. Norton Rose advised Collins Stewart, sponsor and broker to SDL. Corporate finance partner […]

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