17 July 1995

The Lawyer

  • Accountants tread on legal toes

    18-Jul-1995

    Neasa MacErlean reports on how accountants are moving towards legal services and asks whether they will be successfulAccording to David Temporal, of management consultants Hod-gart Temporal, it is only a matter of time before several of the large accountancy firms decide to provide full-blooded legal services."They will make significant steps in this direction over the next five years," says Temporal. "But at the top end of the business ...

  • Back again to the drawing board

    18-Jul-1995

    Rights of audience for employed solicitors is looking rather shaky after the Lord Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Legal Education and Conduct (ACLEC) rejected the extension of such rights.The "No" comes despite the rebuilding of ACLEC and the replacement of many of those who are opposed to the Law Society/CPS/Government Legal Service proposals on rights of audience for employed solicitors. The Lord Chancellor and the Designated Judges will almost certainly ...

  • Bar finalises pupillage system

    18-Jul-1995

    BAR Council chair Peter Goldsmith has urged chambers to support a new pupillage clearing house system to put an end to the current "chaotic" free-for-all selection system.The Bar Council unanimously approved the proposed Pupillage Applications Clearing House system (PACH) at its meeting on Saturday 8 July.The system, which is to be based on the long-established clearing scheme for universities, will be set up next year on a voluntary basis.The Lawyer ...

  • Bill Barton says new rules will put a stop to cowboy builders

    18-Jul-1995

    New regulations are being introduced governing the conduct of construction on sites in the UK. This follows the implementation of the EC Directive (92/57/EEC) relating to temporary or mobile construction, which came into force on 31 March 1995. The regulations result from the Health and Safety Commission's desire to improve safety on sites in the UK, where more than 1,000 people were killed and 3,000 suffered serious injuries last year.They apply ...

  • Bloomfielde berates society

    18-Jul-1995

    LAW Society honorary auditor Leonard Bloomfield has fired a colourful broadside at Chancery Lane, raising fears that local societies are daring to debate issues like poverty.In the annual report, Bloomfield appears outraged that seminars by an office he investigated had titles like 'Social law and the relief of poverty'."The society's assets and other resources ought in no circumstances covertly or overtly be used for national political ends," ...

  • Bradford lawyer faces expulsion

    18-Jul-1995

    A SOLICITOR who attacked his secretary and called her a "scrubber" and a "slag" was due to face a decisive meeting this week after being ordered to pay £8,000 compensation by an industrial tribunal.Bradford lawyer John Macleod pinned the temporary worker to a wall and pushed her out of the office causing superficial injuries, the tribunal panel decided.He lost his temper after he discovered she had made a personal telephone call from work. The £8,000 ...

  • Bradford steps up fight over direct labour ban

    18-Jul-1995

    BRADFORD Council has hired barrister Geoffrey Stephenson in its bid to fight a government ban on awarding highways and sewers contracts to its direct labour organisation.Stephenson will consider the legal arguments open to the West Yorkshire council before reporting back to the borough's principal solicitor Tim Date.The authority was told last month that it could no longer award highways and sewers work to its contracting arm Bradmet, because it had ...

  • Clifford Chance energy expert helps boost LeBoeufs' growing ranks

    18-Jul-1995

    CLIFFORD Chance energy specialist Alan Jones has jumped ship to join the London office of new multinational partnership LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae.Jones, the head of Clifford Chance's London energy group and co-ordinator of its international energy and natural resources practice, took up his new post on 3 July. It is thought that he will be joined by Clifford Chance colleague ...

  • Course aims to protect children

    18-Jul-1995

    LOCAL authority solicitors are becoming increasingly concerned at the number of criminal injury claims they are being forced to defend.The trend is being fuelled by the number of injuries sustained by children who suffer attacks while in council care.Demand for clarification of the issues has led to the Law Society's local government group (LGG) organising a new course on the subject.Peter Godber, head of training at the LGG, says there ...

  • Court backs firm against interference from police

    18-Jul-1995

    A High Court ruling has been hailed as a major step in reinforcing the rights of solicitors.Lord Justice Balcombe and Mr Justice Buxton last week found a Metropolitan Police detective guilty of contempt for obstructing London firm JD Spicer & Co in its attempt to trace possible alibi evidence for a client facing a murder charge.After a homeless man was found dead two others were charged with his murder. But one of them asked Spicers to trace other homeless people, ...

  • Defending the MDP approach

    18-Jul-1995

    Neasa MacErlean reports on the many strains which can develop when different professions are working togetherThe highest profile multi-disciplinary practice in the UK is in deep trouble. Its continued existence has been in doubt for two years, and it loses most of its major cases - County NatWest, Guinness II and III, to name just three.But earlier this year, the SFO was given a reprieve. It will not be disbanded just yet - its solicitors, accountants, and police ...

  • Eyeing up the competition

    18-Jul-1995

    According to Neasa MacErlean, lawyers are demanding a quid pro quo for referring work to accountancy firmsSolicitors are not generally all that enamoured of their accountants. The preliminary results of a survey of solicitors' views, conducted by accountants Baker Tilly, are almost embarrassingly telling.Solicitors were asked to say what their accountants did best. The highest rated aspect of service in 1995 is the "proximity to your office" of the accountant's ...

  • Father and son return to the family practice

    18-Jul-1995

    A FATHER and son team of commercial law partners are returning to the firm which bears their family name.Peter Halliwell and his son Mark are leaving Lace Mawer to join Manchester neighbours Halliwell Landau.Halliwell senior founded the Halliwell Landau practice more than 20 years ago; his son joined him and completed his articles there.The pair joined Lace Mawer from Pickles Halliwell, which was their first family firm, by merging its commercial ...

  • Financing

    18-Jul-1995

    Ashurst Morris Crisp acted for Bankers Trust which

  • Financing

    18-Jul-1995

    Pinsent Curtis (Leeds) acted for FKI plc in relation to £120 million syndicated revolving multi-currency and acceptance credit facilities led by Barclays Bank plc

  • Firms build up society work

    18-Jul-1995

    SLAUGHTER & MAY has chalked up a hat trick by taking an advisory role in the proposed £1.35 billion merger between the Abbey National and National & Provincial.Slaughters is acting for N&P in the negotiations, which are set to run for at least a year as the two societies thrash out the terms of the transaction.The firm can claim a strong expertise in the area, having acted for the only other two flotations or acquisitions under the Building Societies Act: ...

  • Flotations

    18-Jul-1995

    Gouldens acted for Silk Industries plc on its flotation

  • Flotations

    18-Jul-1995

    Theodore Goddard acted for Kingsbury plc in its £24 million flotation by way of a placing by Credit Lyonnais Laing.

  • Former SFO boss joins Denton Hall

    18-Jul-1995

    JOHN Wood, the first director of the Serious Fraud Office, has joined Denton Hall's fraudand investigations unit as a part-time consultant.Bob Goldspink, head of one of the firm's litigation group and a partner in the fraud unit, says: "I believe this is the first time that a law firm has fielded such a heavyweight team able to offer such a comprehensive service. We can help clients right through from the fraud investigation, to dealing with the criminal ...

  • Gills to campaign for student rights

    18-Jul-1995

    THE CAMPAIGNING solicitor Jaswinder Gill has set up a specialist practice to fight cases on behalf of students who fall foul of education authorities.He left JR Jones in Ealing, west London, to set up Gills with his brother Harjinder in nearby Southall.Gill has made a name for himself bringing actions for students who want to challenge decisions made by schools, colleges and councils.In one of the firm's first successes, he won permission to ...

  • Global link-ups

    18-Jul-1995

    According to Garrett & Co managing partner Julia Chain, the Arthur Andersen law firm is working towards the new concept of the European law practice. She adds: "The provision of legal services on a European or global basis is the way of the future."Many UK solicitors are still in a state of shock after Andersen's entrance into the legal services sector two years ago. There will be further shocks in store as Garretts develops both domestically (it has yet to get its ...

  • How to tackle the taxman

    18-Jul-1995

    Mark Lee looks at how partnerships can maximise their tax savings despite the clampdown on changing year endsFar from being a minor bureaucratic change, the Inland Revenue's new tax rules contain a bombshell for many practice partners, as well as a good opportunity to maximise partnership profits.Unnoticed by many, the end of the present basis of assessing tax on partnership profits was announced in the Government's 1994 Finance Act.The ...

  • Hull's chief executive steps down

    18-Jul-1995

    THE HEAD of legal services at controversy-racked Hull City Council has been assigned to hold the fort as chief executive following the shock resignation of the incumbent head.Nigel Pearson, director of law and administration, became acting head of the town clerk and chief executive's department after Darryl Stephenson's departure last week.As successor to Stephenson, Pearson is bound to share the continuing flak over the city council's ...

  • In brief: Bitel takes London Marathon post

    18-Jul-1995

    Max Bitel, Greene partner Nick Bitel has been appointed chief executive of the London Marathon. Bitel, who has given the marathon legal advice since 1984, will work on a part-time basis. The marathon's newly-appointed chair Jim Clarke says of theappointment: "Nick's experience in sport - among other things giving legal advice to the Ryder Cup and the Wimbledon Championships - will be of great assistance in making certain that the London Marathon is always the world's ...

  • In brief: Committee seats for Manley and Javaid

    18-Jul-1995

    Chair of the Society of Black Lawyers Makbool Javaid and Law Centres Federation chair Isabel Manley have been appointed to the Law Society's specialist committee on employment law. Javaid and Manley joined the committee, which meets four times a year, after being selected from more than 80 applications.

  • In brief: Crossman/Walker merger talks are off

    18-Jul-1995

    Merger talks between London firms Crossman Block and Walker Martineau have been scrapped, it emerged last week. Peter Dale, chief executive at Crossman Block, says the two sides could not agree on a way forward. "The talks are off with no plans to restart," he says. Dale adds that the firm still wants to expand by merging and is in talks with other parties. Andrew Dixon, managing partner at Walker, declined to comment.

  • In brief: Crown Court judges in pre-trial hearings?

    18-Jul-1995

    Home Secretary Michael Howard is proposing to allow Crown Court judges to hear pre-trial arguments from prosecution and defence counsel before calling a jury. Judges at present have no powers to make binding rulings at pre-trial hearings and have to interrupt trials to hear arguments in the absence of the jury. Under the proposals, which are recommended in the Royal Commission on Criminal Justice, Howard intends to "take the clutter out of complex cases, allowing juries to consider ...

  • In brief: Culley signs for Sheffield Wednesday

    18-Jul-1995

    Solicitor Howard Culley has joined the management team at Premiership soccer club Sheffield Wednesday. Culley, managing partner of Irwin Mitchell, is a lifelong supporter of the club and has been its legal adviser for 10 years. David Richards, club chair, says: "Howard's background enhances the board." Culley is also governor of Sheffield Hallam University, secretary of Sheffield City Trust and non-executive director of engineering firm Hattersley and Davidson.

  • In brief: Elliott & Co squashes Freeman rumours

    18-Jul-1995

    Elliott & Company has denied merger rumours linking it with City practice DJ Freeman. Senior partner Geoffrey Lord says the claims probably originated out of a social meeting between himself and Freeman's head of insurance David Kendall, but he insists there is no truth behind them. But he says if Freemans, "a very highly thought-of firm", did approach Elliott's about a link, the London firm would consider it. Freemans' chief executive Jonathan Lewis says although the ...

  • In brief: Law Society to amend audience code

    18-Jul-1995

    THE LAW Society has agreed to amend its application for employed solicitors' rights of audience in line with the views of the minority group on the Lord Chancellor's advisory committee (Aclec) which supports extended advocacy rights. The amendments to the society's proposed employed solicitor's code confine employed solicitors to less serious crown court cases and impose limitations on advocacy rights in judicial reviews. A decision on the application is expected ...

  • In brief: Legal Executives take the oath

    18-Jul-1995

    From the end of the month Fellows of the Institute of LegalExecutives will be able to act as Commissioners for Oaths afterapproval by the Lord Chancellor. The institute is also awaiting news on its application for extended rights of audience, which is currently under consideration by the Lord Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Legal Education and Conduct.

  • Judges want help for litigants

    18-Jul-1995

    A more systematic approach to the provision of pro bono legal services by barristers and solicitors is needed to increase support for litigants in person, the Judges Council says.The council has released a package of recommendations to assist people representing themselves in legal actions.It based its recommendations on a report by Lord Justice Otton's working party, which sought solutions to problems faced by litigants in person whose numbers have, in ...

  • Labour lawyer makes legal aid stand

    18-Jul-1995

    A BARRISTER who was picked from an all-woman shortlist to fight a Parliamentary seat for Labour last week has called for legal aid to be extended to tribunals.Liz Davies, who will contest the Tory-held Leeds North-East seat, also wants eligibility for legal aid increased, and condemns restrictions on the right to silence.She says: "Restrictions on legal aid are outrageous. Eligibility should be brought back in line with what it was in 1979."Davies, ...

  • Litigation Disciplinary Tribunals 18/07/95

    18-Jul-1995

    RICHARD WILLIAM HILL, admitted 1979, practising at material time as Hill and Co, Tooting, London, fined £1,500 and ordered to pay £607.73 costs. Allegations substantiated he wrongly used client funds for purposes of himself and other clients, wrongly withdrew money from client account. Tribunal told investigation accountant's report of April 1994 revealed numerous bookkeeping errors and that on 31 January, 1994, it showed ...

  • Litigation Protection launches rival to Law Society's insurance scheme

    18-Jul-1995

    A CONDITIONAL fees insurance scheme has been launched by a private firm several weeks ahead of the Law Society's own less wide-ranging insurance package.The premiums offered by Litigation Protection are significantly higher than the Accident Line Protect scheme to be launched by the society in mid-August.But insurance will be available through all solicitors and for all classes of 'no win, no fee' agreements, while its rival will be restricted ...

  • Litigation Recent Decisions 18/07/95

    18-Jul-1995

    Privileged communications between client and solicitorBarclays Bank v Eustice (1995)CA (Butler-Sloss LJ, Aldous LJ and Schiemann LJ) 6/7/95.Summary: Communications between solicitor and client relating to a proposed undervalue transaction to be disclosed.Defendant's appeal against an order made on the application of the plaintiff bank under s.423 Insolvency Act 1986 and an order under s.123 for disclosure of documents passing ...

  • Litigation Writs 18/07/95

    18-Jul-1995

    A heart patient from Havant, Hampshire, who claims he was given blood contaminated with hepatitis during heart surgery, is taking Southampton and South West Hampshire Health Authority and Wessex Regional Health Authority to the High Court. Victor Harris' writ says he underwent heart surgery and treatment at Southampton General Hospital between 20 March and 2 April 1990, and was given whole blood and fresh frozen plasma. However, the writ claims the blood ...

  • Loosening the strait-jacket

    18-Jul-1995

    Stephen Sidkin takes a look at the CBI proposals for reforming EC competition lawLast month saw the publication of another set of proposals by the Confederation of British Industry for the reform of the scope and administration of Article 85 EC Treaty.The CBI's latest proposals, 'Loosening the strait-jacket', are based on the idea that effective competition needs definitive EC competition law.The CBI is correct in its claim that businesses ...

  • Management buyout forms new firm

    18-Jul-1995

    Home counties law firm Brain & Brain has split after a management buyout by four of its partners.The Basingstoke office is being relaunched as Brain Chase Coles, while the Reading branch continues as Brain & Brain.Heads of both firms say the split is amicable and evolved by commercial work going to Reading while private clients went to Basingstoke.Nicholas Massey-Chase, Jonathan Coles, Sheila Parkes and Margaret Stevenson, the partners behind Brain ...

  • Manchester helps tenants fight eviction

    18-Jul-1995

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  • Mears faces trench warfare

    18-Jul-1995

    A BELLIGERENT Law Society Council has cocked a snook at Martin Mears' electoral mandate by voting through a quality accreditation scheme for firms despite his stiff opposition. Mears described the voluntary scheme variously as "banal, bureaucratic and absurd" and said it would be an expensive burden for smaller firms, the bedrock of his electoral support.The clash at the council meeting on Thursday, before Mears formally took office, is the first indication of the trench ...

  • Met acts to recover stolen police funds

    18-Jul-1995

    Roger Pearson looks at the civil action to recover money from the Scotland Yard accountant who stole to fund his lavish lifestyleCourt action is not yet over for shamed Scotland Yard accountant Anthony Williams, who was jailed in May for seven-and-a-half years after being convicted of massive theft from his police bosses.Williams, who is said to have stolen £5 million over a nine-year period, now faces civil court action. He is believed to ...

  • Mystery firms court high fliers with £400,000 salaries

    18-Jul-1995

    MEDIUM-SIZED UK firms and US practices are using £400,000 salaries as bargaining chips to entice top-flight UK solicitors on board.Legal recruitment advisers Taylor Root have placed advertisements in the legal press offering six-figure pay packets of up to £400,000 to lawyers specialising in sectors that include banking, private client, and telecomms.Legal sources claim that the salaries at the higher end of this scale are on offer for capital markets ...

  • Network support launched

    18-Jul-1995

    A PIONEERING consultancy has been launched in Bristol to help councils steer through the maze of problems arising from the reorganisation of local government.The Network support system will offer advice on key legal questions arising out of issues such as competitive tendering, staff transfers and employment contracts.Legal input for the Bristol-based consultancy is to be spearheaded by law firm Veale Wasborough.Basil Smith, head of the ...

  • NHS 'super panel' set to attract medical negligence lawyers

    18-Jul-1995

    MEDICAL negligence lawyers are to be invited to tender for a "super panel" serving a new national defence fund for NHS trusts which could put the squeeze on legal fees.So far 343 NHS trusts have signed up to the voluntary Clinical Negligence Scheme that was set up by the Government earlier this year to spread the cost of claims and improve risk management.The scheme, due to be up and running by next April, is essentially a financial pooling arrangement for trusts, ...

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    18-Jul-1995

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  • Penningtons loses office as partners choose to go it alone

    18-Jul-1995

    THE BREAKAWAY of the Bournemouth offshoot of the London and Home Counties firm Penningtons was confirmed last week when it relaunched as a separate practice under the name Fynn & Partners.Months of negotiations ended with senior partner Lionel Fynn and five other partners beginning as a specialist practice in environmental, licensing and planning law on Thursday.The confirmation ...

  • Property

    18-Jul-1995

    Lewis Silkin acted for RTZ subsidiary Borax Consolidated Ltd on the sale of Borax House, SW1, for £7.5 million. Allen & Overy acted for purchaser Schroder Exempt Property Unit Trust.

  • Property

    18-Jul-1995

    Church Adams Tatham & Co and Manches & Co advised Railtrack plc and property company Lynton respectively in the sale of their interest in a site adjoining Marylebone Station to two subsidiary companies of Banque Paribas, which was advised by Holman Fenwick & Willan.

  • Row flares over retainer guidelines

    18-Jul-1995

    LAW SOCIETY chiefs have fallen out with mortgage lenders over proposed new guidelines aimed at upgrading the legal services on home loans.The society's council was told last week that moves to agree a joint "retainer" with the lenders had failed after continuous disagreement over the details.Keith Byass, of the society's property and commercial services committee, warned it may have to produce a document without the backing of banks and building societies.

  • SA lawyer sets up in Erskine Chambers

    18-Jul-1995

    SOUTH African Senior Counsel Leon Kuschke has set up practice in London's Erskine Chambers after successfully completing a three-month pupillage with the set.Kuschke, who was admitted to the South African Bar in 1979, took silk in 1991. He joined the chambers of Richard Sykes QC from his Capetown practice at the start of the month.Initially working on a six-month tenancy, Kuschke says he has not yet decided whether he will return to South Africa next year ...

  • SBL in dismissal row

    18-Jul-1995

    THE SOCIETY of Black Lawyers is embroiled in a legal dispute with a senior ex-staff member who was dismissed.Former administrator Sonia Grant is set to take the Brixton-based organisation to an industrial tribunal claiming unfair dismissal.Makbool Javaid, society chair, claims Grant was dismissed following a number of complaints about how the body's headquarters were being run. "It was as a result of issues raised at an annual general meeting by members ...

  • Silks warned they face danger of losing out on criminal legal aid

    18-Jul-1995

    SILKS will have priced themselves out of the criminal legal aid market in 10 years time, according to a leading London criminal solicitor.The prediction was made by London Criminal Court Solicitors' Association president Tony Edwards at a dinner for the group attended by around 800 criminal lawyers.He said: "By that stage the majority of barristers will first have served their time as solicitors and so discovered whether advocacy really was for them."

  • Solicitors Guarantee Fund faces crisis unless Victorian government grants aid

    18-Jul-1995

    CLIENTS in the Australian state of Victoria could lose a significant proportion of more than $25 million owed to them if hopes of bailing out the bankrupt Solicitors Guarantee Fund are dashed.The Law Institute is calling on the Victorian government to provide cash for aggrieved clients after a higher than average level of claims in the 1994-95 financial year caused the fund to blow out.The bulk of the claims result from defalcations on mortgage cases by five ...

  • Southwark lawyer wins top council job

    18-Jul-1995

    - Southwark borough solicitor Clive Grace is to join Torfaen Unitary Authority in Wales as chief executive. Grace, who was also secretary at Southwark, began his career working for law centres in the 1970s before becoming head of legal at the In

  • Staples rejects bungle claim

    18-Jul-1995

    THE SERIOUS Fraud Office tried to cover up its "bungled" attempt to prosecute Roger Levitt after being misled by its leading counsel David Cocks QC on the details of a plea bargain, according to MPs grilling SFO director George Staple.Facing a second session with the Treasury and Civil Service Select Committee, Staple came under fire from MPs on the SFO's credibility in the light of the "inefficient" use of plea bargaining to secure an "appropriate sentence" for Levitt.

  • Surveyors to put pressure on OFT over Law Society ruling on MDPs

    18-Jul-1995

    SURVEYORS are once again to lobby the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) in a new bid to force the Law Society to drop its rule banning multi-disciplinary partnerships for its members.The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the professional body forsurveyors, says that many of its members and their clients in the property industry want surveyor/solicitor "one-stop shops".The RICS is carrying out an opinion poll of members to ascertain how many ...

  • The Lawyer Inquiry: William Longrigg

    18-Jul-1995

    William Longrigg is a partner in the family department at City firm Charles Russell. Born in Oxford in 1960, he now lives in Battersea, London What was your first job?Barrister's runner in Oxford on 50p per hour.What was your first ever salary as a lawyer?£5,000 as an articled clerk. ...

  • Tornados' latest whirlwind

    18-Jul-1995

    - The Tornados, the first UK band to top the US pop charts, are suing a much younger group which they claim is cashing in on their name and their big hit, 'Telstar'. So far a temporary truce has been called in the battle with the

  • Travellers challenge eviction

    18-Jul-1995

    A legal battle which will test council powers to move new age travellers from municipal land edged closer last week when two groups won injunctions preventing their eviction.Travellers from Crowborough, East Sussex, and Temple Bruer, Lincolnshire, can remain on the land until a full High Court hearing is held. They are seeking a judicial review of Wealden and Lincolnshire county councils' decision to evict them under the Criminal Justice and Public ...

  • UK legal 'creme de la creme' addresses Poles

    18-Jul-1995

    LEADING members of the UK judiciary will speak on the English legal system at a three-day event to be staged in Warsaw later this year as part of Poland's British Days programme.The two-week programme, which will run in October, will include a section titled British Law Days.This is designed to present the latest developments in English law to the Polish Bar, civil servants, and government officials.Funded by the British ambassador to Warsaw, ...

  • Valuable lessons in limiting libel

    18-Jul-1995

    Roger Pearson reports on a libel case where pre-emptive action helped reduce the damages awarded to a minimumFor the Sikh community, here in the UK and overseas, a recent libel action represents one of the most important pieces of High Court litigation for many years.However, it is a case of significance not only for the Sikh community but also for litigants in general. It is one which the lawyers involved believe holds important lessons for the ...

  • Victorious Mears plans his assault

    18-Jul-1995

    "SUPPORT the forces of darkness in July", was one of the new Law Society president's more tongue-in-cheek electoral battle cries."The nice chaps have tried and failed. It is time to give the mean men a chance," Martin Mears wrote in the May edition of the independent magazine he edits, Anglian Lawyer.Many council members and Law Society staff members will probably agree that Mears is "mean".Not least secretary general John Hayes, whose impending ...

  • Westminster lawyer gets the all-clear

    18-Jul-1995

    Former Westminster city solicitor Matthew Ives has been cleared of wrongdoing in the council's controversial "homes-for-votes" policy.Ives was among five people who were judged to have acted within the law by the council's district auditor John Magill last week.Ives, now at the Institute of Chartered Accountants for England and Wales, was on holiday last week and could not be contacted. However, a statement issued by Magill said the five were not responsible ...

  • Whittaker takes on EU role

    18-Jul-1995

    Jane Whittaker, Macfarlanes partner and former chair of the Association of Women Solicitors, has won a non constituency seat on the Law Society council as the member responsible for European Union matters.She takes over from Theodore Goddard consultant Bill Blackburn, who was on the council for 17 years.The partner in charge of Macfarlanes' EU and UK competition law practice, ...