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Barclay brothers case expected to raise £20m in fees

18th September 2012

It has been estimated that the eventual cost of legal fees raised by the recent case brought against businessmen Sir David and Sir Frederick Barclay could reach as much as £20 million. Lawyers with some of the…

Law firms tender for role on new FSA investigatory panel

17th September 2012

Professionals with some of the top accountancy and legal jobs throughout the UK will be given the chance to tender for a spot on a new investigatory panel which has been set up for the first time by the Financial…

UK defence giants call on London firm for merger help

14th September 2012

BAE Systems have instructed a leading Magic Circle firm to advise them on the potential tie-up between them and European giants EADS, a deal which would have major consequences for the UK defence industry. The…

Berezovsky's UK legal fight scaled back

14th September 2012

Controversial exiled Russian businessman Boris Berezovsky has reduced the scale of the legal battle he is currently fighting in the UK after withdrawing certain aspects of his Chancery Court claims. Berezovsky had hired…

Firm advises on MegaFon Stock Exchange listing

13th September 2012

Two leading multinational legal practices, one London-based and one headquartered in New York, have been advising MegaFon on their plans to undertake an Initial Public Offering on the London Stock Exchange within the…

BP seek counsel on Gulf of Mexico field sale

13th September 2012

Oil giants BP are close to completing the sale of a number of lucrative Gulf of Mexico oil and gas fields after seeking advice from a major private practice. If the transaction goes ahead as expected, the US-based…

Takeover deals yield £80m in fees for UK legal firms

12th September 2012

Research has revealed that, thanks to the roles they have played in helping to complete company takeovers, private practices working in the UK legal industry have earned £80 million in transaction fees over the…

High Court role granted to Sarah Asplin QC

11th September 2012

The High Court has announced the appointment of three new judges, with Sarah Asplin QC increasing the Chancery Division’s hitherto underrepresented female influence.   It is hoped that Asplin, who became a…