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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…

Parent company liable in asbestos case

30th April 2012

The Court of Appeal has ruled that parent companies can be held up as responsible for illness and injury suffered by employees at their subsidiaries in a landmark case. David Chandler, who worked for Cape Building…

Shareholder restructuring of MegaFon takes place

27th April 2012

A shareholder restructuring worth £5. 3bn (or $8. 5bn) of the Russian mobile phone operator OAO MegaFon has taken place, with three American-headquartered firms granted leading roles in the process. Several…

Kent County Council to cut costs by £3m

26th April 2012

Officials at Kent County Council (KCC) have announced that they are looking to make £3m worth of savings on their legal costs within two years. The in-house team at the council hope that a third of these savings…

Seldon case dismissed by Supreme Court

25th April 2012

A landmark age discrimination claim has been dismissed by the Supreme Court, averting a rethink of the government’s recently relaxed retirement age legislation. Lesley Seldon, who was partner at a Kent-based legal…