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Blogger pursues The Times in hacking action

17th April 2012

Detective Constable Richard Horton, the man at the centre of the NightJack blog hacking scandal, has begun legal proceedings against The Times newspaper. Horton, whose political blogging identity was revealed by the…

Rise of ABS to compensate for legal aid cuts

16th April 2012

A report from the Legal Services Consumer Panel has suggested that cuts to legal aid will be compensated for by the continued rise of Alternative Business Structures. There had been concerns that the…

News Corporation phone-hacking action goes to US

13th April 2012

Mark Lewis, the lawyer who represented Gordon Taylor and the family of Milly Dowler in their recent News International settlements, has announced that he is preparing to launch legal action against parent company News…

Equal pay case to be settled by Supreme Court

13th April 2012

Birmingham City Council has been granted permission to appeal a judgement made by the Court of Appeal (CoA), meaning that the Supreme Court will now have the final say on a major equal pay case. The announcement of…

40 businesses plan lawsuit against Olympics

12th April 2012

It is only a few months until the 2012 Olympic Games begin in London, and a group of 40 businesses are preparing to launch a lawsuit against the events’ organising committee, LOCOG. The companies have turned to a…

Firms advise on LM Funerals sale

11th April 2012

LM Funerals, the third largest funeral company in the country, has been bought out for £37. 5m by a private equity organisation. Duke Street Capital, a group of investors who specialise in mature, pan-European…

Nationwide reduces conveyancing panel by 200

10th April 2012

The Law Society of Scotland has reacted with anger after building society Nationwide announced that it will be slashing its conveyancing panel by 200 solicitors. The organisation said that a reduction from roughly 700 to…

Leading firm launches social mobility push

10th April 2012

A leading, London-based legal firm has announced the launch of the latest part of its ambitious diversity push, with a real estate lawyer being appointed in charge of social mobility. The partner, who is already a…