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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…

In-house team cut at Paramount Pictures

21st May 2012

US-based film and television production company Paramount Pictures has cut its team of in-house London lawyers from seven to two. The UK legal arm of the business was set to disappear completely until recently, with a…

Mayer Brown announces new chair

18th May 2012

Paul Theiss is to become the new chair of Mayer Brown after the former chair, Herbert Krueger, has stepped down due to being ineligible for another term as chair under the Mayer Brown partnership agreement. Theiss…

Tailored Minimum Wage Scrapped by SRA

18th May 2012

The Solicitors Regulation Authority has voted to scrap the tailored minimum wage for trainee solicitors, meaning that trainees in future could be paid the national minimum wage of £6. 08 per hour. The change has…