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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…

Mediation scheme piloted by Court of Appeal

5th April 2012

A mediation scheme is to be piloted by the Court of Appeal (CoA) under plans to reduce the number of cases which go to full trial. The pilot, to be managed by the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR), will…

Legal Services Board report monitors LSA impact

4th April 2012

A five-year progress report from the Legal Services Board (LSB) has conceded that, so far, the Legal Services Act of 2007 has not led to wholesale changes in the sector. The LSA legislated for the introduction of…

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…