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UK and US firms reach settlement over Standard Chartered fine

11th December 2012

Two of the most prominent legal firms in the world, one based in the UK and one in the US, have helped the beleaguered Standard Chartered Bank finally come to a settlement over multiple allegations of money laundering…

Al Fayed recommends London firm as Clifford vows to clear name

10th December 2012

Former Harrods owner Mohammed Al Fayed has recommended a firm of solicitors with London legal jobs to represent Max Clifford as the well known publicist attempts to clear his name over allegations of sexual offences. …

Microsoft win Xbox case against Motorola

10th December 2012

Motorola have lost a case against Microsoft with which they were trying to ban the sale of their Xbox games console system in the US and Germany. The case, which was heard in the Seattle US District Court by Judge James…

Fixed legal fees rising in popularity with corporate organisations

7th December 2012

A recent study of in-house lawyers has found that as many as half of corporations now believe that fixed price fees are the most sensible way of charging for legal services. The full results of the research made for…

Barclays sale sees Magic Circle and South African firms team up

7th December 2012

Barclays are reportedly to sell the African branch of their businesses for around £1. 3 billion – a transaction which will see a Magic Circle firm from the City team up for the first time with a South African…

Judge reprimanded over burglary comments

6th December 2012

A senior judge has been reprimanded by the Office for Judicial Complaints (OJC) after he made controversial comments regarding the act of burglary when sentencing a man at a court case in September. Peter Bowers, who is…

HSBC sell Ping An Insurance Group stake with help of Magic Circle

6th December 2012

A great deal of work has been given to those with high ranking corporate legal jobs in the City recently, with the news that HSBC and the two other parties involved have asked three Magic Circle firms to help with the…

Serious Fraud Office prepares to defend Tchenguiz damages claim

5th December 2012

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) is preparing to defend themselves against claims from the Tchenguiz Family Trust, which could result in huge losses for the independent Government department. Vincent Tchenguiz, along with…