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Womble Bond Dickinson sees off landowner’s ‘wasteful’ negligence claim


Owner of Edinburgh Woollen Mill had accused international firm over advice on criminal charge.



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Courts boss cleans up on coronavirus bad luck

Susan Acland-Hood can’t seem to catch a break.

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Twiss in the tale of criminal libel

In 1871 a Bedford Row solicitor began hounding the wife of an international lawyer.

Simon Chapman

Last chance saloon for silks

As the world went into lockdown, lawyers squeezed in a final bash last week.


Point of no return

One casualty of the sweeping reforms to electoral law proposed by the Law Commission may be the smug feeling that comes from being the only person watching election night to know why it’s the acting returning officer who stands up at the mic.

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Taking the controls

In-house counsel are wary of a ‘golden age’ for private practice which can mean partner profits taking priority over client needs. Eduardo Reyes reports from the Gazette’s latest roundtable

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  • Data page – March 2020

  • Cash focus is needed to navigate coronavirus pandemic

  • SDT: decisions and interventions

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