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Lawrence Tomlinson’s report on RBS lending found there was evidence it had let some small businesses default

Clifford Chance’s ‘blind’ recruitment is to be applauded

This might address the slant towards recruitment from Oxbridge

Clifford Chance, one of the big five 'magic circle' law firms in the United Kingdom, has quietly introduced a 'CV blind' policy for final interviews

Exclusive: Law firm Clifford Chance adopts ‘CV blind’ policy to break Oxbridge recruitment bias

Lecturers urge employers to follow Clifford Chance’s lead to find the best graduate candidates

Mr Tomlinson said that many of the new cases also related to RBS and its Global Restructuring Group (GRG)

‘Horror stories’ pile up as another 450 firms complain about banks

Lawrence Tomlinson, author of the inquiry which cited evidence that RBS had deliberately destroyed companies to make a profit, said on Thursday he has received another 450 cases since his report was published at the end of November. Mr Tomlinson, entrepreneur in residence at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, added that many of the new cases also related to RBS and its Global Restructuring Group (GRG).

RBS bankers in line for £500 million bonus payout despite SMEs scandal

Royal Bank of Scotland is expected to reward its bankers £500 million in bonuses this year, despite being embroiled in a series of scandals over its lending practices.

OUTLOOK: RBS investigators are too tied to the establishment to win victims’ trust

Lawrence Tomlinson cuts quite a dash. The swashbuckling racing driver/millionaire tycoon shoots from the hip, and his report on RBS’s treatment of small business was characteristically explosive.

City of London police inquiry adds to RBS investigations

As SFO investigate, bank boss pledges to share £1m report with regulators

RBS report author had to blow £2.6m on loan fees... mostly from RBS

The Government adviser who this week issued a scathing report on RBS’s treatment of small businesses could have been speaking from his own experiences. Accounts for Lawrence Tomlinson’s company show he has refinanced his own credit facilities, at great cost, with a consortium led by RBS.

Clifford Chance trainee lawyer faces sack after describing his work as 'f***ing people over for money'

A trainee with City law firm Clifford Chance faces the sack after a video has emerged of him drunk and describing his work as “f***ing people over for money”.

A sign outside the corporate headquarters of the General Electric company, in Fairfield, Connecticut

General Electric ‘conspired’ to acquire airline’s planes on the cheap, High Court judge rules

The message from the serried ranks of highly paid lawyers, barristers and advisers filling the London courtroom was clear: don’t mess with General Electric.

The Business Matrix: Tuesday 09 July 2013

Chinese firm buys Lloyd’s building

Worries grow over Britain's future as a global centre for finance

Warning that international business is being put off the UK by red tape and tax

Herbert Smith in tie-up to form new legal giant

A new legal giant emerges today as London-based Herbert Smith and Australian group Freehills start formally trading under the same banner.

London Welsh, here on the attack at Old Deer Park through the centre Hudson Tonga'uiha, have been denied entry to the Premiership

Welsh defiant after RFU closes Premiership door

The Rugby Football Union and its top professional clubs were contemplating the hazardous traverse of a legal minefield yesterday after informing London Welsh that they had failed to meet promotion criteria and would not be admitted to next season's Premiership, even if they succeed in beating Cornish Pirates in a two-leg Championship final that kicked off in Penzance last night. The Exiles, who had nominated the Kassam Stadium in Oxford as their home for 2012-13, spoke of their "grave disappointment" and hinted strongly at the possibility of court proceedings.

James Murdoch faces another grilling today

Murdoch junior is prepped for 'assault on credibility'

James Murdoch is being prepped by a litigation specialist to help explain why he failed to tell MPs of discussions he had with the News of the World editor on the "options" they faced over phone hacking.

Smoke and mirrors: how the tobacco industry hides behind lobbyists

PR firms and lawyers campaign without revealing clients' identity

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