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Study finds two-thirds of solicitors would move in-house

3rd April 2012

A survey carried out by a leading lawyer’s magazine has revealed that around two-thirds of solicitors currently working for private practices would seriously consider moving in-house. And, whilst this raw data…

Royalties battle ends with defeat for band

2nd April 2012

A royalties battle over hit 1980s song ‘Pass the Dutchie’ has ended in defeat for the reggae band Musical Youth. Five one-time members of the group had launched a claim against their former lawyer, Anthony…

Force India unsuccessful in systematic copying claim

28th March 2012

A long-running dispute between racing team Force India and wind tunnel designers Aerolab has ended in the Formula 1 outfit having to hand over €846,230 of debt payments. The case stemmed from the 2009…

VAT imposed on Channel Island imports

27th March 2012

The High Court has ruled that goods imported from the Channel Islands will no longer be exempt from VAT charges.   Jersey and Guernsey had launched a joint judicial review bid into the government’s recent…

Dale Farm eviction appeal defeated

23rd March 2012

The evictees of Dale Farm have lost their appeal to be housed in an alternative site appropriate for caravans, rather than the council housing they were offered. John and Barbara Sheridan, along with Mary Flynn, had…

Women still outnumbered in QC nominations

21st March 2012

Figures revealed by a Freedom of Information request made to the Ministry of Justice have shown that just 20 per cent of people nominated as honorary silks in the last three years were female. According to the official…

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…