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F&C Asset Management avoid indemnity costs

27th June 2012

A High Court judgement which ordered the investment group F&C Asset Management to pay indemnity costs following a bitter legal dispute has been overturned by the Court of Appeal (CoA). F&C were involved in a…

Square to appoint international legal panel

26th June 2012

Square, a major technology company based in the US west coast, has announced proposals to build a European legal panel as part of plans to significantly expand operations outside of its home country. The company, which…

Legal Awards Recognise Rise of In-House Sector

25th June 2012

The In-House Lawyer of the Year category in The Lawyer’s annual awards has revealed a lot about the rise of in-house and general counsel roles in the last few years, with both the competition and demand for places…

The Co-Operative Group to create 3000 legal jobs

22nd June 2012

The Co-Operative Group is looking to expend its legal wing. Currently based out of Bristol, the 450 staff offer a range of legal services to customers around the UK. They are now looking to expand their legal arm and…

Bird & Bird hire top lawyer for Middle East and North Africa

22nd June 2012

The latest recruitment by multinational law firm Bird & Bird demonstrates the possibilities available for lawyers with experience in certain parts of the world, as well as the potential for growth that exists in some…

Bank investigation stopped by intervention

21st June 2012

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has been forced to bring a halt to its investigation into the allegedly criminal actions of four banks after an intervention by a number of legal firms. The banks in question, JP Morgan…

Court of Appeal role predicted for Gloster J

20th June 2012

It is being reported that the barrister currently in charge of the UK’s Commercial Court could be offered a role with the Court of Appeal (CoA) within the next few months. Mrs Justice Gloster has built a fine…

OFT calls on Competition Commission to investigate Ryanair stake

20th June 2012

The long-running battle over Ryanair’s stake in rival airline Aer Lingus has seen a further development, with the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) deciding to refer the case to the Competition Commission. As…