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Legal Aid Reforms Defeated in the House of Lords

8th March 2012

Government plans to save over £350m a year, by scrapping some legal aid options, suffered a set back today; after the House of Lords overturned the series of cost-saving proposals. The proposals were defeated…

BT and Talktalk Have Appeal Thrown Out

7th March 2012

Two of the UK’s largest internet service providers’, BT and Talktalk, have suffered a defeat in the courts recently; as their appeal against forced copyright infringement measures was thrown out. The ISPs…

Siemens Appoint a New UK General Counsel

6th March 2012

Siemens announced the appointment of a new UK general counsel and company secretary recently, after Gerard Gent retired from the role. The company’s legal recruitment team searched extensively, eventually offering…

UK Government Consider Employment Tribunal Overhaul

6th March 2012

It’s been reported, early this week, that the government may well be considering a major overhaul of the Employment tribunal system. The overhaul would be targeted at reducing the strain the current system puts on…

Kazakh billionaire faces debarment

2nd March 2012

Mukhtar Ablyazov, the former chairman of JSC BTA Bank, has been threatened with debarment by the High Court. In what is being described as the biggest commercial claim of 2012, the latest development in the case…

Top media judge criticises all parties in Giggs scandal

2nd March 2012

The three parties at the centre of last year’s media furore surrounding Ryan Giggs – News Group, Imogen Thomas and the footballer himself – have all been strongly criticised by the UK’s top media…

Unprotected Lehman Brothers clients can claim money

1st March 2012

Marking an end to one of the most protracted disputes surrounding the fall of global financial services organisation Lehman Brothers in 2008, the Supreme Court has now decided to allow the clients of non-ring fenced…

Barclays forced to pay tax through retrospective legislation

28th February 2012

In a landmark development, the government has announced the introduction of retrospective legislation which will force Barclays Bank to pay £0. 5 billion in tax that it attempted to avoid. David Gauke, the…