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By Gwendoline Davies, Claire Acklam Anyone involved in the conduct of litigation will be aware that the ‘overriding objective’, at rule 1.1 (1) of the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR), requires cases to be dealt with “justly and at proportionate cost”. Unfortunately, the question of what is proportionate continues to cause confusion and dispute.  In this latest […]

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BLP hiring spree nets Linklaters tax partner

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has continued its high-profile lateral recruitment drive, adding Linklaters tax partner Neal Todd to its partnership. Todd was head of Linklaters’ international tax unit in Paris between 1994 and 2000 before returning to London. His recruitment gives BLP’s tax practice six partners. BLP head of tax John Overs said: “We’re looking […]

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Co-op names seven-firm advisory panel

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