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SRA defends ABS regulation

21st March 2012

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has defended itself against voices in the legal sector who have accused it of moving too slowly in the process of approving Alternative Business Structure applications. …

Margaret Cole becomes PwC general counsel

20th March 2012

Global professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) have announced that Margaret Cole is to be appointed as their new general counsel. The move comes after Cole revealed that she was leaving her post as…

Phone-hacking firms given ultimatum

19th March 2012

The legal firms representing claimants in the News International phone-hacking scandal have been given an ultimatum by the High Court judge in charge of the cases. Following reports that the settled actions have already…

Subletting case ends in victory for council

16th March 2012

A team of in-house lawyers representing the City of Westminster Council has won a landmark victory in an illegal subletting case, resulting in the defendant being imprisoned for 16 weeks. The council had taken action…

Atomic Veterans case thrown out by Supreme Court

15th March 2012

A group of nine former servicemen have been unsuccessful in their damages claim against the UK government. The men, who have become known as the ‘Atomic Veterans’, were hoping to secure compensation for what…

Heinz external panel reduced

15th March 2012

Food giant Heinz has revealed that it has slashed the number of external law firms it uses from over fifty to just three. In a landmark review of their European panels, the corporation’s general counsel for the…

New general counsel for EDF

14th March 2012

EDF, one of Europe’s largest energy companies, has announced the arrival of a new general counsel to oversee its legal operations. Eric Thomas, who has joined from the defence and aerospace organisation Thales, has…

Leveson Inquiry costs stack up

14th March 2012

The most talked-about legal inquiry of recent years, an investigation into standards and practices within the media led by Lord Justice Leveson, has racked up over £600,000 in barrister’s fees since its…