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The compensation hopes of thousands of South Africans suffering from asbestos-related diseases now rest with the House of Lords. The Law Lords have agreed to hear a final challenge to earlier court orders that the compensation claims should be heard in South Africa rather than the UK High Court. Lawyers representing the South Africans argued […]

Australian bank cuts legal panel

Westpac Banking is slashing its legal panel to two firms, cutting leading practice Clayton Utz out of the fray. Mallesons Stephen Jaques and Allens Arthur Robinson have been retained on the panel, while the Australia-based bank will use top 10 firms and previous advisers Corrs Chambers Westgarth and Minter Ellison as principal corporate advisers and […]

Six firms cut from panel as Sif prepares for end

The Solicitors Indemnity Fund (Sif) has cut its panel of law firms from 20 to 14 in preparation for its demise. Lovells, Pinsent Curtis and Morgan Cole are among the firms to survive the cull – at the expense of Blake Lapthorn, Ince & Co and others (see box). The panel rationalisation comes seven months […]

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