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Law Society considers merging local authority legal networks

13th November 2012

It has been revealed that a merger may shortly be taking place between the currently separate Solicitors in Local Government (SLG) and Association of Council Secretaries and Solicitors (ACSeS) bodies, ostensibly in order…

Stormtrooper helmet designer pursued for unpaid legal bills

12th November 2012

An international firm which boasts solicitors with some of the top London lawyer jobs specialising in commercial litigation has revealed that it is pursuing one of its clients for unpaid court costs of around £3. 5…

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…