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The Post Office scandal is making GCs reflect on their ethical role

“I wonder at what point might I have gone to the chairman,” remarks an in-houser on the long-running scandal that has engulfed the Post Office. “Walking away from a highly paid role and painting a picture [of yourself] as a troublemaker takes a certain amount of courage. I wouldn’t be quick to criticise those who […]


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Housing street

Fifteen firms win spots on £30m housing association panel

Sanctuary Housing Association has awarded panel places to the likes of Gowling WLG, Mills & Reeve and Bevan Brittan. The total value of the panel is £30m. Trowers & Hamlins, Weightmans and Brodies have also won spots at the Worcester-based housing provider, alongside Capsticks, Clarke Willmott and Burness Paul. A total of 15 firms have been […]

Co-operative Bank

Three firms line up on Co-op Bank’s £780m takeover

Addleshaw Goddard, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Paul Hastings have all scored roles on the Co-operative Bank’s £780m sale to Coventry Building Society (CBS).  CBS made its cash offer to the banking company after months of exclusive talks between the two parties. As a result, Co-op will be expected to see a mass rebrand of its […]

Eco-friendly office

Skadden and McDermott battle for top spot in eco-showdown at 22 Bishopsgate

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom and McDermott Will & Emery are among firms housed in 22 Bishopsgate that have begun a competition to see who is the most environmentally sustainable tenant in the building.  The initiative involves 22 Bishopsgate collecting data concerning heating and cooling, water filtration status, and light usage via the building’s […]

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