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Ex-Axiom Ince employees win redundancy payment claims

Several former Axiom Ince employees have won their redundancy payment claims against the collapsed firm in the Employment Tribunal. The decisions were published today (8 July) but were decided on 17 June. Employment Judge KM Ross heard the three cases in Manchester on 30 May. Axiom Ince, now in administration, was ordered to pay £4,826.70 […]

Soft drinks

Bakers and Linklaters lead on £3.3bn Carlsberg purchase of Britvic

Baker McKenzie and Linklaters have sealed an agreement between brewing company Carlsberg and soft drinks producer Britvic, after the latter rejected two acquisition offers from its suitor. The £3.3bn takeover comes after Britvic rejected Carlsberg’s last offer of £3.1bn on 11 June as well as a first offer that was made on 6 June. Bakers […]

Lore Leitner, Gibson Dunn

Gibson Dunn recruits privacy partner from Goodwin

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher has hired a new partner from Goodwin to expand its privacy and cybersecurity team in London. Lore Leitner joins as a partner in the privacy, cybersecurity and data innovation practice, moving from Goodwin where she has been a partner for over two years. Her career has seen her gain experience at […]

Nickel

In court this week: Apple, Amazon and the London Metal Exchange

London Metal Exchange back in court over $12bn nickel trade cancellation After the world’s leading centre for trading in industrial metals, the London Metal Exchange, cancelled nickel trades valued up to $12bn following an unexpected price spike in 2022, US hedge fund Elliott Associates brought a judicial review against the LME. The claimants, Elliott Associates […]

Cars

Judge slams “absurd” costs applications in Dieselgate dispute

Mr Justice Constable has handed down a judgment in the Dieselgate litigation, slashing costs applications brought to the court. Claimants and defendants had each brought costs of over £200m before the High Court, which were slashed to fractions of their original value. The lead claimants, represented Pogust Goodhead, Leigh Day, Keller Postman, Milberg and Hausfeld, […]

Pilot and Olive

Dogs (and their lawyers) at polling stations: In pictures

Lawyers and business services staff from across the UK legal industry joined the masses yesterday in bringing their dogs to polling stations as they cast their vote in the general election. Martin Hamilton, managing partner at Capsticks, was among the crowd, attending his local polling station with his salt n pepper miniature schnauzer. In a […]

Burges Salmon, Bristol

Burges Salmon bags new £16m Post Office contract

With the Post Office Horizon inquiry set to continue throughout the year, Burges Salmon has been awarded a new contract for advice provided to the company. The contract is valued at £16m and lasts until May 2025. This is understood to be in addition to an existing contract worth £22.5m that the firm picked up […]

London towers, office City

An A&O reunion: Cahill duo to join former colleagues at Proskauer

Having already hired Allen & Overy’s Philip Bowden, Proskauer Rose is growing its leveraged finance team even more with new recruits from the newly-merged firm and Cahill Gordon & Reindel. Leveraged finance partner Megan Lawrence is due to join Bowden at Proskauer. She was promoted to partner at A&O in 2022 having been at the […]

Manchester canal

BDB Pitmans leads canal company to victory in landmark sewage ruling

The Supreme Court handed down a landmark ruling today, overturning decisions by the High Court and Court of Appeal to grant waterway owners the right to bring legal action against polluters for nuisance and trespass. This case, one of The Lawyer’s top 10 appeals of 2023, has been progressing since 2010 and has taken over […]