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Eversheds advises bank syndicate for JD Sports Fashion plc

Eversheds has advised Barclays Corporate, HSBC, Lloyds Banking Group and Royal Bank of Scotland on a syndicate deal to provide a £75m funding package for JD Sports Fashion plc. The four banks led by Barclays Corporate have joined forces as arrangers to refinance JD Sports Fashion’s existing debt and provide funding to support their growth […]

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Eversheds advises ECI Partners on new investment

Eversheds has advised Private Equity house ECI Partners on its investment in Reed & Mackay, the leading provider of strategic travel management services.  Reed & Mackay was established in 1962 as a travel agent providing both business and leisure travel services. In 1988 it re-branded as a corporate travel management company specialising in providing high […]

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Strategy published to combat conveyancing fraud – SRA

The Solicitors Regulation Authority has published a draft supervision and enforcement strategy, setting out how it plans to work with conveyancing firms to combat fraud and money laundering.  The strategy forms part of a package of measures designed to address problems in this area of practice, and builds on the regulator’s work over the past […]

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Review of CPD rules to be launched

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) will launch the first review of solicitors’ continuing professional development obligations for more than 25 years, to create a new scheme designed to improve solicitors’ competence and ethical conduct.  The review will form part of important changes to education and training to ensure that standards within the profession are ‘robust’, […]

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Irwin Mitchell to benefit from Legal Services Act

Leading national law firm Irwin Mitchell LLP announces its intention to take advantage of the provisions of the Legal Services Act to restructure the partnership as an Alternative Business Structure (ABS) and, in due course, seek external capital to further its growth plans.  Irwin Mitchell has appointed Espirito Santo Investment Bank as its financial adviser […]

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Bribery Act 2010 and its effect on procurement

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By Ruth McNaught, Solicitor, Harper Macleod LLP The UK Government has released a guidance paper about the procedures that commercial organisations can put in place to reduce their exposure to bribery and to improve understanding of the mechanics of the Bribery Act 2010 (‘the 2010 Act’), which extends to England and Wales, Northern Ireland and […]

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Irwin Mitchell advises successfully on Heathrow deal

The Corporate team at law firm Irwin Mitchell has announced its recent success as sole advisors in securing a deal for an independent petroleum company to provide fuel at Heathrow airport. Mabanaft Limited has signed a deal to help Heathrow’s owners BAA to establish a fuel bunkering station for London Black Cab drivers to re-fuel at […]

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Eversheds advises on music deal

International law firm Eversheds announced that it recently advised the founders and management team of musicMagpie.co.uk, on the successful capital investment from leading private equity firm LDC. Established in 2007, musicMagpie.co.uk has become the largest operator of its kind in Europe, now employing over 500 people and serving customers in over 80 countries. The firm […]

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Mears Ltd v Leeds City Council (No 2) [2011] EWHC 1031 (TCC)

Neutral Citation Number: [2011] EWHC 1031 (TCC)     Case No: HT-11-14 IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE QUEEN’S BENCH DIVISION TECHNOLOGY AND CONSTRUCTION COURT     Royal Courts of Justice Strand, London, WC2A 2LL     19/04/2011 B e f o r e : THE HON. MR.JUSTICE RAMSEY ____________________ Between:   Mears Limited Claimant […]

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Commission submits new European patent proposals

The European Commission (EC) has submitted proposals for a patent that would protect inventions in 25 EU countries. The EC says the proposals would help encourage research and innovation and hopes that initially, Spain and Italy will eventually decide to join the scheme. The draft EU laws have been submitted to the EU Council and European […]

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