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Singapore prepares to welcome more UK firms

30th May 2012

The Singapore government has announced that it is prepared for more foreign law firms to create bases within the city-state, as plans to award Qualifying Foreign Law Practice (QFLP) licences were unveiled. With…

Twitter bomb hoax causes High Court split

29th May 2012

A new appeal hearing is to take place for a case concerning an incident in which a man ‘joked’ that he was going to blow up an airport. Paul Chambers put an apparently threatening message on the…

ITV changes legal panel

28th May 2012

ITV have made another major change to their legal panel, with six firms taking up contracts with the broadcasters and two high profile, London-based commercial practices losing out. A number of legal jobs have been…

Investors begin legal action against Facebook

25th May 2012

The social networking giant Facebook and its founder, Mark Zuckerberg, are being sued by a group of investors who claim the company concealed important information concerning its recent flotation on the stock market. …

Huhne partner loses Daily Mail harassment case

24th May 2012

Associated Newspapers has won a legal battle against Carina Trimingham, the partner of former Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Chris Huhne, who claimed that the Daily Mail newspaper had harassed…

Lawyer defends phone-hacking surveillance move

23rd May 2012

A lawyer has defended his controversial decision to put two solicitors representing supposed phone-hacking victims under surveillance. The contentious media lawyer, who is partner at a leading London-based firm, was…

Ryanair loses Aer Lingus buyout case

23rd May 2012

Budget airline Ryanair has lost a long-running competition case against the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) relating to their blocked 2006 buyout of rivals Aer Lingus. The victorious OFT was advised by a team holding some…

Yahoo! sells shares back to Alibaba Group

22nd May 2012

The multinational internet corporation Yahoo! has sold its 40 per cent stake in China’s Alibaba Group back to the e-commerce company in a move which involved employing the advice of six large law firms. The $7. 1bn…