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Blair begins phone hacking proceedings

23rd February 2012

It has been announced that Cherie Booth QC, the wife of former Prime Minister Tony Blair, has begun legal action against News Group Newspapers and private investigator Glenn Mulcaire, who was jailed the year the couple…

American firms helped secure Greek bailout

23rd February 2012

It has been revealed that three high-profile US law firms took a leading role in securing Greece’s recent second bailout. The package, which is worth £110bn, is intended to ensure the debt-stricken country…

Commercial claim served via Facebook

22nd February 2012

In what is thought to be a world first, a leading London-based law firm has confirmed that it will serve a defendant’s claim on his personal Facebook account.   Permission has been granted by the High Court…

Foreign lawyers cleared to advise in India

22nd February 2012

India's Chennai High Court has ruled that lawyers from other countries will now be able to visit and offer advice on matters of foreign law, without the fear of prosecution. There had previously been some confusion…

Leading firm announce bursary scheme

21st February 2012

One of the UK’s five biggest ‘Magic Circle’ law firms has unveiled details of a new scheme which will benefit two less economically and socially privileged University College London students each year. …

Singapore sees increased legal interest

20th February 2012

It is being predicted that the Southeast Asian city-state of Singapore will be the world’s most successful country in terms of expanding legal operations over the course of 2012. Although Singapore’s desire…

Rolls-Royce appoint new general counsel

20th February 2012

British automotive and aerospace giant Rolls-Royce has announced that former BA general counsel Robert Webb QC is to take over as legal chief at the company. This appointment is particularly significant because it marks…

ABS applications surge in popularity

17th February 2012

Following reports that increased deregulation of the legal sector should lead to a significant number of leading firms – potentially as many as one in three of the UK’s forty largest – applying for…