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Slaughter and May Contemplate Recruitment Strategy

24th September 2012

With rumours emerging of Slaughter and May considering expanding their Hong Kong base to deal with US law as well, an insider has confirmed that the firm is reviewing its recruitment strategy, indicating that they may be…

Competition experts secure lower fines for energy groups

21st September 2012

Two major energy companies have had the fines that were imposed upon them in 2009 by the European Commission significantly reduced after the alleged seriousness of their market sharing was argued against by competition…

Private practice to launch 100 actions against UK banks

21st September 2012

An Australian-owned UK firm with a number of solicitor jobs in London have announced that they will be representing members of the pressure group Bully Banks as they try to win compensation from the institutions who…

Hamleys toyshop sold with help from London firms

20th September 2012

Two private practices, one headquartered in London and one in the US, have helped to complete a deal in which the iconic Hamleys toyshop has been passed from majority Icelandic to French ownership. The sale, which…

SRA to make unannounced diversity checks on firms

20th September 2012

A Manchester meeting of the Law Society Firms Diversity Forum has been used by the Solicitors Regulation Authority to announce that they will be making unannounced visits to 100 private practices shortly to see whether…

LOCOG lawyers in demand for in-house roles

19th September 2012

Terry Miller, who was in charge of the team that oversaw legal matters relating to the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games, has revealed that many of the lawyers who served on the panel are being headhunted for…

London firms amongst Cemex debt restructuring advisors

19th September 2012

Corporate and finance experts with some of the most senior London legal jobs have ensured the successful restructuring of $7. 2 billion worth of debts that were built up by the Mexican building materials and cement…

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…