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Lord McAlpine to receive advice from personal injury specialists

12th November 2012

Lord McAlpine, the former Conservative Party treasurer who was the subject of claims of child abuse in the 1970s and 1980s, is to receive advice from a firm of personal injury specialists as he considers whether to…

Six firms retain places on slimmed down Taylor Wimpey panel

9th November 2012

Taylor Wimpey has announced the results of a comprehensive review of its legal advisory panel, revealing a selection of firms which have been slimmed down from 13 to just six. The successful house-building company did…

Balfour Beatty reveal tender plans in cost-cutting drive

9th November 2012

Balfour Beatty have revealed plans to make big savings on the cost of its external legal advice, announcing a tendering process which will allow firms who put forward the lowest rates to represent them. The…

Figures reveal more law firm donations to Democrats in election

8th November 2012

It has been revealed that Barack Obama’s successful campaign, for a second term in the White House, received around double the amount of money in donations from US-based and international law firms than that of his…

Barristers prepare for BP and AAR arbitration case

8th November 2012

A barrister, who once received a fee of £3 million for advising on the liquidation of a bank, has been taken on to help with a high profile arbitration case between oil giants BP and AAR Petroleum. The legal…

Taxi company calls on London lawyers for administration advice

7th November 2012

Two London-based firms have been called upon, by the administrators of the automotive engineering company Manganese Bronze, to help oversee the process which has resulted in 156 redundancies.   The P. L. C. has run…

Watson acquire Artavis as general counsel steps down

6th November 2012

Watson Pharmaceuticals have completed one of the most high-profile takeovers of the year so far, acquiring the Swiss firm Actavis for €4. 25bn (£3. 4bn). And, in a move which is seemingly as a direct result of…

JPMorgan restructure sees general counsel moved

5th November 2012

The multinational, New York-based banking giant JPMorgan have confirmed the details of their recent in-house legal restructure, with news that their London investment banking general counsel is now to take on a broader…