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Plebgate libel latest

14th February 2014

British Conservative MP Andrew Mitchell, who was at the centre of the Plebgate saga that attracted widespread media attention, has returned to his legal representation of Graham Atkins from Atkins Thomson and David…

Legal panel of Crown Estate up for review

13th February 2014

The Crown Estate is to review its legal panel and is set to make a final decision in May this year. The rural panel currently consists of Bristol-based firm Burges Salmon and national firm Clarke Willmott but both will…

Norton Rose Fulbright expansion brings 22% profit rise

12th February 2014

International firm Norton Rose Fulbright has seen a 22% jump in profits following moves towards a company expansion. The most significant merger for the firm of late was that between Norton Rose and Fulbright &…

Lafarge Tarmac appoints new company secretary and GC

12th February 2014

Just a couple of weeks after the announcement of former legal head Deborah Grimason’s departure for builder’s merchants Travis Perkins, Lafarge Tarmac have hired a new general counsel and company secretary in…

More guilty pleas as a result of cuts

11th February 2014

Lawyers are warning that legal aid cuts are leading to more guilty pleas, as solicitors are put under increasing pressure to persuade their clients to plead this way in court. The news comes as a result of legal aid cuts…

Firms pitch to advise on Eurostar sale

11th February 2014

Legal firms across the country are to pitch for the advisory role on the sale of the UK’s stake in Eurostar, after the Department for Transport announced it will welcome bids. The sale is set to be one of the most…

Jones Day hires BLP restructuring head

10th February 2014

Berwin Leighton Paisner head of restructuring Ben Larkin has left the firm for the same position at Jones Day’s restructuring practice in London. Larkin leaves BLP after 12 years at the firm, having been made…

Triple partner hire for DWF

7th February 2014

Business law firm DWF has boosted its real estate practice with a three-member partner hire for its London office. The hire includes that of former Lawrence Graham real estate finance partner Iain Thomas, Wragge & Co…