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The SRA has challenged a tribunal's decision to toss allegations that Dentons had not breached its principles in its handling of anti-money laundering checks on a former client. (iStock.com/Demianastur)

Dentons To Face SRA Appeal On AML Misconduct Ruling

The Solicitors Regulation Authority has appealed against a London tribunal's decision that inadvertent anti-money laundering failures at the U.K. arm of Dentons over a politically exposed client did not amount to professional misconduct.

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InterDigital Appeal 'Shifts Needle' To Balance FRAND Process

The Court of Appeal's much-anticipated ruling in InterDigital and Lenovo's dispute over fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory licensing fees for standard-essential patents goes a ways to address inconsistencies and establish a middle course for rate-setting going forward, lawyers say.

Clyde & Co.'s Revenue Nears £1B Mark Following 10% Rise

Clyde & Co. LLP said Friday that its revenue grew by 10% over the past year to hit £845 million ($1.1 billion) following a period of sturdy client demand and the growth of its presence in Europe.

InterDigital Gets $240M In FRAND Dispute With Lenovo

A London appeals court ordered Lenovo to pay $240.1 million to InterDigital on Friday for a license to use its standard essential patents covering wireless technologies, resolving a lengthy dispute over fair and nondiscriminatory license terms.

Met Officer Gets £37K For Disability Discrimination Claim

A Metropolitan police officer won nearly £37,000 ($48,000) in damages on Friday, with the Employment Tribunal deciding to compensate him for disability discrimination that caused him severe distress and "made his life intolerable."

Apple, Amazon Fight Over Class Terms In £500M Price Claim

A consumer advocate clashed in a London tribunal on Friday with Apple and Amazon over the terms of her £500 million ($649 million) class action that accuses them of inking a secret deal to limit independent sales of Apple's products.

Labour Gov't Spells Trouble For Return-To-Office Mandates

The week-old Labour government could disrupt efforts by law firms to implement return-to-office mandates because expected worker-friendly reforms could drive a demand for a range of flexible options.

Prisoners To Be Released Early As System Nears Capacity

Thousands of prisoners will be released early after serving less than half of their sentences, the government said on Friday, as the justice system teeters on the edge of collapse amid overcrowding in the country's prisons. 

Rock Bands Sue PRS Over 'Abusive' Music Licensing Regime

Three rock bands and their rights management company have sued the Performing Right Society at a London court for allegedly abusing its dominant market position by imposing onerous fees and requirements on its members.

Oil Co. Loses Bid To Alter £43M Legal Bills In $11B Nigeria Win

The Court of Appeal refused on Friday to change the currency used in the payment of Nigeria's legal costs arising from an $11 billion battle over a fraudulent arbitration award for the "straightforward" reason that the solicitors' invoices are in sterling.

Axiom Owes Ex-Staff £37K In Redundancy, Notice Payments

A tribunal has ruled that Axiom Ince must pay two more former staff a total of at least £36,700 ($47,500) in redundancy and notice payments, with one of the ex-employees also winning compensation for breaches of trade union rules when the firm collapsed.

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