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Funding companies announce increased capital

9th May 2012

Two commercial litigation funding companies have announced that they have increased their capital significantly after reporting a big rise in demand for their services. Spokespeople from both Harbour Litigation Funding…

News International moves on with new general counsel

9th May 2012

The troubled media organisation News International has appointed a new general counsel to head up its legal department as it tries to move on from a calamitous year. Paul Chinnery, who was previously senior legal…

Magic Circle firms predict steady growth

8th May 2012

The biggest law firms in London are cautiously optimistic for growth in 2012-13, despite a challenging economic climate. Leading figures from the so-called ‘Magic Circle’ have said that they expect to post…

New company secretary appointed at Virgin Money

8th May 2012

Katie Marshall has been named as the new deputy company secretary at Virgin Money, following the departure of Jasan Fitzpatrick as legal director of the bank. Fitzpatrick worked at Northern Rock for a decade and moved…

New Motor Insurers Bureau legal panel announced

4th May 2012

The Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) has unveiled its new legal panel, with six UK practices being granted a range of roles. This announcement follows last year’s strategic review of the company’s legal…

Court of Appeal backs firms in unpaid bills case

3rd May 2012

The Court of Appeal (CoA) has ruled that solicitors and law firms who carry out work for clients who refuse to pay their legal bills are allowed to suspend delivery of their services. The judgement, which will set a…

Tesco challenge £10m OFT fine

2nd May 2012

Supermarket giant Tesco have taken the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) to a Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) to contest a £10 million fine. The three-week tribunal, which will see partners and barristers with some…

Councils agree to amalgamate legal services

1st May 2012

Officials at Essex County Council (ECC) and Southend Council have agreed to appoint a joint manager, which will lead to more sharing of legal services between the authorities. Dorothy Simon, a childcare lawyer who…