Apple has changed its legal team in its dispute with Beatles' record label, Apple Corp.

According to MacNewsWorld, legal team Linklaters was dropped after it raised the possibility of a settlement to $35.65 million, a much higher price than Apple is happy with, according to reports.

The new legal representatives are said to be Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

Apple Corps is litigating against Apple, alleging that it broke a 1991 agreement forbidding the use the name Apple in any use "whose principle content is music".