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Mootis
 Posted: 29 days ago

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Manchester has emerged as the UK’s leading regional legal centre, according to research by social networking site, Mootis.

Unsurprisingly, London dominates the UK legal services sector with 84 of the top 100 firms having an office in the capital. 28 of the UK’s top 100 firms have an office in Manchester, while Birmingham (22), Leeds (20) and Edinburgh (19) make up the rest of the regional ‘big 4’.

Location Number of UK top 100 firms with an office

London 84

Manchester 28

Birmingham 22

Leeds 20

Edinburgh 19

Glasgow 10

Aberdeen 10

Bristol 10

Cardiff 9

Southampton 9

Sheffield 8

Cambridge 8

Newcastle 8

Liverpool 7

Oxford 7

Nottingham 6

Reading 6

Milton Keynes 5

Other locations available on request.

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Mootis
 Posted: 144 days ago

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Linder Myers experiencing severe financial problems

Law firm Linder Myers is experiencing severe financial problems, according to sources.

The firm has apparently not been paying supplier's invoices for a number of months.

The firm narrowly avoided administration in 2014.

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Mootis
 Posted: 144 days ago

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Linder Myers heading for administration

Law firm Linder Myers is heading for administration, Mootis understands.

The firm has apparently not been paying supplier's invoices for a number of months and it is rumoured that Chief Executive, Tony Stockdale has resigned.

Companies have contacted Mootis to complain about the firm and its refusal to return calls or pay invoices for "months and months".

The firm narrowly avoided administration on 2014.

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Mootis
 Posted: 187 days ago

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Law firms targeting the energy sector more than any other part of the UK economy.

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 Posted: 201 days ago

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This week’s top legal news

Battle of wills: when should a person’s dying wishes stand?

A last will and testament is a person’s final wishes over their property and estate. Or is it? Increasingly people are challenging their relatives’ wills and overturning them. The Supreme Court is now to hear a test case after the Court of Appeal awarded £164,000 to Heather Ilott, who challengd the will of her late mother, Melita Jackson.

The Times

Injured military veterans win care costs victory

Injured veterans will no longer have to use compensation payments to pay for their own social care after the Chancellor bowed to a long-running military charity campaign.

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Resolution condemns 'stealthy implementation' of divorce fee hike

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Part-time judges ‘out of time’ to claim pension rights

A group of part-time judges has been refused permission to bring claims for better pensions after a judge ruled they were out of time.

Law Society Gazette

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 Posted: 242 days ago

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Today’s legal news

Court rules domestic violence legal aid time limit invalid

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Law Society Gazette

Addict’s wife gets larger share in wedding vow case

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Grieving families could be forced to pay a new death tax

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The Telegraph

My brother got 19 years' jail on a joint enterprise conviction. Now we want him home

In March 2014 Alex, then 21, was convicted of murder under the law of joint enterprise, and is currently serving a life term of 19 years.

The Guardian

BT keeps on James Blendis as EE general counsel

Blendis retains role and gains place on legal leadership team led by group GC Dan Fitz following BT's takeover of the UK's largest mobile operator.

Legal Week