18 June 2007

The Lawyer

  • A&O lawyer posthumously wins death row case

    18-Jun-2007

    A former Allen & Overy (A&O) lawyer has had a prisoner's death sentence repealed two years after the lawyer's death.

  • A&O lures Simmons team for Abu Dhabi launch

    18-Jun-2007

    Allen & Overy(A&O) has continued its expansion in the Middle East, opening its second office in a month through a raid on Simmons & Simmons in Abu Dhabi.

  • A&O strengthens Quinlan ties on deal for hotel chain

    18-Jun-2007

    Allen & Overy (A&O) has cemented a strategic relationship with Irish group Quinlan as the acquisitive property investment company opens a London office.

  • Ashurst and Sackers settle Boots-KKR pensions dispute

    21-Jun-2007

    Ashurst and Sacker & Partners played significant roles in ending the conflict between Boots Pension Scheme trustees and the KKR-led consortium buying Alliance Boots.

  • Ashurst PEP rockets 36 per cent to hit £956k

    22-Jun-2007

    Ashurst has released its average profit per equity partner (PEP) figures for the last financial year, announcing a massive 36 per cent rise to just shy of £1m.

  • Ashurst's second Cerburus deal saves Torex cash

    22-Jun-2007

    Ashurst client Cerberus's acquisition of troubled software retailer Torex has meant the company's administrating banks have been able to recover most of their money.

  • Aussie firm to incorporate as new state law kicks in

    18-Jun-2007

    Queensland-based firm Carter Newell is looking to take advantage of a new state law allowing firms to incorporate by the end of the year.

  • Bakers loses Warsaw tug of war to Squire Sanders

    18-Jun-2007

    Baker & McKenzie has confirmed that former Warsaw managing partner Tomasz Ujejski has resigned from the firm.

  • Bar Council launches legal aid probe

    20-Jun-2007

    The Bar Council has launched a working party to probe the impact on the bar from competitive tendering and 'one case one fee' for legal aid work.

  • Bar regulator kicks off code of conduct overhaul

    18-Jun-2007

    The Bar Standards Board (BSB) is set to overhaul its code of conduct for barristers for the first time since it was published in 1981, setting aside three years for the project.

  • Bingham seals second Tokyo merger

    21-Jun-2007

    US firm Bingham McCutchen has announced its merger with Tokyo based insolvency firm New Tokyo International Law Office.

  • BLG makes up 36 to new semi-partner role

    21-Jun-2007

    Barlow Lyde & Gilbert (BLG) has introduced a new management level of associate director as part of the firm’s continued shake-up.

  • Bracewell & Giuliani launches in London with Cleary raid

    21-Jun-2007

    The much-anticiapted launch of the London office of Bracewell & Giuliani has gone ahead after the Houston firm raided Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton’s City offering for two associates.

  • British Energy GC and Chakrabarti win birthday honours

    19-Jun-2007

    A raft of lawyers have joined footballer Ryan Giggs and Ian Botham on the Queen's Birthday Honours List.

  • CC says 'see you' to junior partners

    18-Jun-2007

    The revolving door is in full swing at Clifford Chance's London competition team. The group has lost two star partners from its junior ranks in as many months.

  • Citi and Egg appoint new head of legal

    22-Jun-2007

    Newly combined Egg and Citibank's UK consumer arm has appointed Tom Crane as its new head of legal.

  • Cleary beats Ashurst, Links to main role on Rusal's IPO

    18-Jun-2007

    Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton has elbowed aside Ashurst and Linklaters to emerge as lead counsel to Rusal in a twist in the saga to secure an instruction on the Russian aluminium giant's London listing.

  • Clifford Chance gatecrashes global LBO rankings

    22-Jun-2007

    Clifford Chance has broken the US's stranglehold on advising global private equity buyouts, making it onto the global leveraged buyout (LBO) leaderboard in terms of value in the second quarter of 2007.

  • Clinton's fleecing visit

    18-Jun-2007

    Tulkinghorn has always wondered about Americans' love for their presidential campaigning. How can anyone get so excited about something that drags on and on for so long? (Actually, Tulkinghorn himself is a big cricket fan, so perhaps he should understand.)

  • CMS Pollyanna jolly despite lolly drop

    18-Jun-2007

    If law firms were characters from fiction, CMS Cameron McKenna would definitely make a good Pollyanna. While the majority of City firms were posting double-digit growth in their year-end financials, Camerons managed a mere 6.5 per cent increase to £197m. Most firms might be a little down in the mouth when hit with disappointing results, but don't think for one moment that managing partner Dick Tyler is gloomy.

  • Crying over spilt milk

    18-Jun-2007

    Disaster struck Baker & McKenzie's London office last week when, according to a desperate message, all of its copies of The Lawyer were ruined in a freak milk spillage accident.

  • Deborah Prince: Which?

    18-Jun-2007

    With its ever-expanding remit, Which? legal chief Deborah Prince is looking for a team to keep up with the needs of the charity. By Jon Parker.

  • Dentons energy boss quits for Baker Botts

    19-Jun-2007

    Denton Wilde Sapte's head of energy and projects for the Gulf region has left the firm to join Baker Botts in its Dubai office.

  • Derivatives takes step towards global standards

    18-Jun-2007

    The derivatives market has moved a step closer to gaining a standardised set of global guidance rules, with the consultation period for the new principles closing last Friday (14 June).

  • Dewey revels in post-Orrick hiring spree

    20-Jun-2007

    New York-headquartered Dewey Ballantine has continued its hiring spree by taking on a new head of IP litigation and two partners from Robins Kaplan Miller & Ciresi.

  • Discrimination law faces Govt review

    18-Jun-2007

    The lengthy process of resolution of discrimination disputes will be revamped following the release of the Discrimination Law Review (DLR) consultation paper on 12 June.

  • Diverging strategies see Gómez-Acebo and Vieira part company

    18-Jun-2007

    Spanish firm Gómez-Acebo & Pombo and Portuguese ally Vieira de Almeida & Associados have split following a review of both firms' international strategies.

  • DLA Piper loses Spanish property boss

    18-Jun-2007

    DLA Piper has lost its Spanish real estate head, after Javier Ibanez decided to quit the firm and consider other business opportunities.

  • DLA Piper widens North-South divide with salary revamp

    22-Jun-2007

    DLA Piper is the latest firm to announce newly qualified (NQ) salary increases, with associates in Scotland receiving a whopping 90 per cent less than their City counterparts.

  • DMH Stallard faces fraud and racketeering claim

    18-Jun-2007

    DMH Stallard and its financial services partner Kip Stenning are being sued by US life settlement company Neuma under racketeering and fraud laws.

  • Dundas boosts revenue but profit stalls

    18-Jun-2007

    Dundas & Wilson has set a new benchmark by posting a revenue of £60.8m for the 2006-07 financial year, a rise of 15 per cent on the previous year's £53m.

  • DWS and Hammonds score on Thai's Man City takeover

    22-Jun-2007

    Denton Wilde Sapte and Hammonds have scooped the lead roles on the £81.6m takeover of Manchester City by former Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

  • DWS teams up with Saudi firm for Riyadh launch

    21-Jun-2007

    Denton Wilde Sapte (DWS) has launched its partnership in Saudi Arabia by joining forces with a local practice and scooping a Fulbright & Jaworski senior associate to head the office.

  • DWS Turkish nous wins Cadbury Schweppes job

    18-Jun-2007

    Denton Wilde Sapte (DWS) beat Slaughter and May to score its first mandate advising food and drink giant Cadbury Schweppes.

  • Eversheds boosts IP team with Slaughters hire

    20-Jun-2007

    Eversheds has boosted its IP practice with the hire of Slaughter and May senior associate Dominic Dryden as partner.

  • Farrer points to commercial property for turnover increase

    18-Jun-2007

    Farrer & Co has announced a 7 per cent turnover increase and a 12 per cent hike in profit per equity partner (PEP).

  • FFW offers associate bonus as salaries come under scrutiny

    18-Jun-2007

    Field Fisher Waterhouse (FFW) has rolled out its first-ever bonus scheme for associates and is in the process of reviewing its base salaries.

  • Financial lawyers' group adds judge to ranks

    18-Jun-2007

    The Financial Services Lawyers Association (FSLA) has bolstered its advisory board with the addition of chancery judge Mr Justice David Richards.

  • Flipping freebies prove a flop

    18-Jun-2007

    Thanks go out to the anonymous tipster who told Tulkinghorn about a recent conference in Brussels, where the delegates were peppered with the usual array of banal corporate freebies such as pens, memory sticks and no doubt really tasteful cufflinks.

  • Flotation appeal broadens as Clementi possibilities dawn

    18-Jun-2007

    It is Friday afternoon at The Lawyer and Irwin Mitchell is kindly offering some direct experience of what the world may be like after the introduction of the Legal Services Act: "Thank you for dialling zero, call centre assistance. Press 'one' to speak with the next available adviser."

  • Former ABN legal chief launches consultancy

    19-Jun-2007

    The former head of legal at ABN Amro, Laurie Adams, has resurfaced at a coaching and mentoring consultancy alongside former Allen & Overy (A&O) partner Jeremy Thomas. Outside Insight, which opened its doors for business today, is offering a "lawyers for lawyers" service by providing confidential mentoring to focus on a lawyer's career aspects, and coaching, which will deal with a lawyer's ...

  • Former Bakers chief named French finance minister

    20-Jun-2007

    Baker & McKenzie's former chairman Christine Lagarde has been promoted to finance minister in Nicolas Sarkozy's French government, the first woman to hold the post in the country.

  • Freshfields loses another IP partner

    21-Jun-2007

    Freshfields has lost its second European IP partner in as many weeks, after Matteo Orsingher quit the Milan office to set up his own practice.

  • Freshfields wins £1.5bn hospital auction for Cinven

    18-Jun-2007

    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has today (18 June) helped secure Cinven’s victory in an intense auction process to buy 26 Bupa hospitals.

  • Freshfields: Ted Burke

    18-Jun-2007

    Freshfields has undergone a tumultuous 12 months that could have rocked lesser firms. But chief executive Ted Burke believes the firm can use recent events as a springboard to bigger things

  • From Russia with Lovells

    18-Jun-2007

    Tulkinghorn was shocked to hear from a close friend, who just happens to be a night security guard for Lovells, that a sex bombshell was dropped in the run-up to the firm's annual office party last month.

  • Gianni Origoni overhauls management

    22-Jun-2007

    Leading Italian independent Gianni Origoni Grippo & Partners has revamped its top leadership structure, introducing the separate roles of senior and managing partner for the first time.

  • Halliwells handles CCP's $500m aim float

    18-Jun-2007

    A Halliwells team led by corporate partner Matthew Puhar has advised China Central Properties (CCP) on its admission to AIM. The company raised $500m (£253.31m) on flotation - $300m (£151.99m) in equity and $200m (£101.32m) in five-year convertible bonds. Puhar, who was assisted on the deal by solicitor Kirsty Shannon, said the company's business interests are based in Hong Kong and mainland China, and that he hopes the listing will bolster institutional appetite for offerings ...

  • Hammonds and Sackers secure landmark Sea Containers decision

    19-Jun-2007

    Hammonds and Sacker & Partners are giving legal advice to Sea Containers' pension funds after the Pensions Regulator took steps towards making the company meet the scheme's deficits.

  • Hammonds takes overdrawings fight with ex-partners to High Court

    18-Jun-2007

    Hammonds has followed through on its threat to sue a group of 14 partners who it alleges owe the firm money.

  • Hell hath no fury like a Dewey scorned

    20-Jun-2007

    After a split, particularly one splashed all over the press, there's nothing better than rubbing your one-time partner's nose in it by flaunting a radical new image.

  • Hogan lures Freshfields Paris partner as magic circle shrinks Euro IP/IT depts

    18-Jun-2007

    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has lost its second European partner to a US firm in a week after Paris IP head Xavier Buffet Delmas defected to Hogan & Hartson.

  • Indian Govt puts LLPs on the agenda

    18-Jun-2007

    The Indian Government is in discussions about allowing firms to convert to LLP status in the latest move that would pave the way for liberalisation of the country's legal system.

  • Indian law minister postpones UK visit

    18-Jun-2007

    The planned visit by the Indian minister of law and justice that was originally scheduled for mid-June has now been postponed.

  • K&L Gates acquires A&O's old home

    22-Jun-2007

    Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis (K&L Gates) has agreed to move to Allen & Overy’s former offices at One New Change.

  • Kaye Scholer raids Schulte's tax team

    18-Jun-2007

    The London office of US firm Kaye Scholer has left arch-rival Schulte Roth & Zabel with only one lawyer in its London tax practice after poaching associate Daniel Lewin as a partner.

  • Latham boosts Munich with Shearman hire

    21-Jun-2007

    Latham & Watkins has boosted its Munich office with the hire of Shearman & Sterling finance ace Andreas Diem, who becomes the firm’s third European partner hire this month.

  • Latham partner quits for private equity fund

    22-Jun-2007

    Latham & Watkins has lost its project development and finance group head to a private equity fund.

  • Latham poaches Lovells partner to boost Madrid

    19-Jun-2007

    Latham & Watkins has doubled its Spanish partnership, raiding Lovells for administrative law partner Antonio Morales.

  • LeBoeuf makes senior Vinson hire

    20-Jun-2007

    LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae has poached Vinson & Elkins energy partner Dirk Walker to beef up its Beijing presence.

  • Linde raids Johnson & Johnson for new GC

    20-Jun-2007

    Energy group Linde has hired Christian Rau from Johnson & Johnson to replace outgoing general counsel Nick Deeming.

  • Linklaters adds arbitration muscle in Paris

    19-Jun-2007

    Linklaters has raided the Paris offices of rival Gide Loyrette Nouel to boost its litigation and arbitration practice.

  • Linklaters announces new restructuring chief

    19-Jun-2007

    Linklaters has appointed London finance partner Tony Bugg as its new global head of restructuring and insolvency, the firm has announced.

  • Linklaters scoops malaysian sukuk

    18-Jun-2007

    Linklaters has won a role advising on a groundbreaking sukuk in the Malaysian market. The firm advised lead arrangers HSBC and UBS on Malayan Banking Berhad's (Maybank) $300m (£152.41m) subordinated sukuk. Linklaters also advised HSBC as the international trustee. Lead partner on the deal Luma Saqqaf, who is also global head of Islamic finance at Linklaters, said: "The huge and diverse demand ...

  • Linklaters snares second Freshfields banking star

    22-Jun-2007

    Linklaters has scooped a second banking star from archrival Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer with the capture of partner Brian Gray.

  • Links rubs salt in Freshfields wounds

    22-Jun-2007

    Linklaters just can't stop those raids on Freshfields. As we reveal today, star finance partner Brian Gray is joining the hungriest finance practice in the magic circle (See story).

  • Littleton duo launch mediation service

    18-Jun-2007

    The former head of Littleton Chambers Michel Kallipetis QC has teamed up with the set's former chief executive David Douglas to launch Independent Mediators, a mediation outfit.

  • Long-serving BHP Billiton GC retires

    22-Jun-2007

    Chief legal counsel and head of external affairs for FTSE100 mining company BHP Billiton John Fast is to retire in the new financial year.

  • Lovells scores Infracapital instruction on purchase of Red Funnel

    18-Jun-2007

    Lovells has fended off rivals Clifford Chance and Freshfields Bruckhaus Derringer to bag a lead role on the purchase of Isle of Wight ferry operator Red Funnel.

  • Lovells Tokyo head Lester eyes Aussie homecoming as AAR comes calling

    18-Jun-2007

    Australian firm Allens Arthur Robinson (AAR) has swooped for Lovells Tokyo managing partner Tim Lester.

  • Manzoor slams amendments to Legal Services Bill

    19-Jun-2007

    The legal services ombudsman Zahida Manzoor has voiced concerns about the detail of the Legal Services Bill.

  • McDermott London puts up Ultimate Fight in High Court

    18-Jun-2007

    The London office of McDermott Will & Emery has won the lead role on a High Court trademark dispute over the rights to the Ultimate Fighting Championship name.

  • Mishcon de Reya boosts PEP by 70 per cent

    18-Jun-2007

    Mishcon de Reya has smashed the mid-market trend for average profit per equity partner (PEP) with an astonishing 70 per cent increase on 2005-06 to £698,000.

  • Mourant's Pole vault

    18-Jun-2007

    Global warming is no longer the biggest concern for the North Pole's polar bears. Now the endangered not-so-cuddly critters face the calamity of an invasion of offshore lawyers.

  • Nabarro offers second chance to trainees

    18-Jun-2007

    Nabarro offers second chance to trainees" /In the spring Nabarro launched a recruitment initiative to target would-be trainees who might have missed the application deadline for training contracts. Historically, like many firms, we have recruited our trainees two years in advance. Last year was no exception. ...

  • Naylor gets a new lease of Second Life

    18-Jun-2007

    Field Fisher Waterhouse (FFW) technology partner David Naylor has been doing a spot of DIY in the firm's office in virtual reality world Second Life. Without so much as a single blob of Blu Tack, he has started putting job ads up on the walls. The advertisements are virtual replicas of the real-life magazine versions.

  • Olswang picks up Strada divestment

    18-Jun-2007

    Olswang has cemented its relationship with longstanding client Richard Caring by advising on the sale of his Strada restaurant chain and the acquisition of leisure company Mark Birley Holdings. Corporate partner Tina Cowen led the team on the Strada sale, assisted by associates and trainees in the corporate, employment, tax and real estate practices. The Strada business has been sold to restaurant ...

  • Ombudsman raises Legal Services Bill fears

    19-Jun-2007

    The legal services ombudsman Zahida Manzoor has voiced concerns about the detail of the Legal Services Bill, but on the whole calls the Government's aims laudable.

  • O'Melveny's City office bags WFW litigation duo

    18-Jun-2007

    O'Melveny & Myers has swooped for two Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) litigation partners, including its head of international litigation David Kavanagh.

  • Padovan becomes first Italian firm to launch in Turkey

    21-Jun-2007

    Studio Legale Padovan has become the first Italian law firm to launch a presence in Turkey, sending associate Rosario Sapuppo to open the Istanbul office.

  • People

    18-Jun-2007

    Keelys Solicitors has promoted Paul Roberts to its partnership. Roberts joined the Lichfield-based firm 15 months ago as an associate and head of the employment department.

  • Principles v rules: the big debate at the Financial Services Authority

    18-Jun-2007

    The future of the FSA's City regulation is being thrashed out. By Margaret Taylor

  • Relocation costs LG dearly as PEP dives

    19-Jun-2007

    LG, the firm formerly known as Lawrence Graham, has become one of the few firms in the City to post flat revenue growth and a reduced profit for 2006-07.

  • Return to slender

    21-Jun-2007

    Even if you have a short holiday, the office can change quickly and be quite a different place by the time you come back. Freshfields IP head Avril Martindale may have that feeling when she gets back from her sabbatical in September. She will return to an IP department with at least two fewer partners than when she left.

  • Rights and gongs

    19-Jun-2007

    A few lawyers out there share something in common with Ryan Giggs, Teddy Sheringham and Ian 'Beefy' Botham.

  • Rowe Cohen pair create PI boutique

    18-Jun-2007

    Two former Rowe Cohen partners have left the firm to launch a specialist personal injury (PI) practice.

  • RPC misses target after 'difficult year'

    18-Jun-2007

    Reynolds Porter Chamberlain (RPC) has failed to hit its projected £55m turnover, posting a flat result for 2006-07 of £52.9m.

  • Russell Jones & Walker: Neil Kinsella

    18-Jun-2007

    If there's a new innovation in personal injury, the chances are that RJW's Neil Kinsella has got something to do with it

  • Simpson Thacher advises Blackstone on landmark IPO

    22-Jun-2007

    Simpson Thacher & Bartlett has scooped a role advising longstanding private equity client the Blackstone Group on its US IPO.

  • SJ Berwin boosts turnover by 22 per cent and PEP by 10 per cent

    19-Jun-2007

    SJ Berwin has announced a 10 per cent increase in profit per equity partner (PEP) and a turnover hike of 22 per cent.

  • SJ Berwin, Nabarro act fast on British Land's sale of City building to KanAm

    18-Jun-2007

    SJ Berwin's real estate team is advising FTSE100 company British Land on its £406.3m disposal of City office space.

  • Squire Sanders shakes up Warsaw with Bakers raid

    18-Jun-2007

    Baker & McKenzie and Squire Sanders & Dempsey have engaged in a tug of war over Bakers' former managing partner Tom Ujejshi.

  • SRA invites views on real estate conflicts as code change looms

    18-Jun-2007

    The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is proposing amendments to conflict of interest rules in real estate transactions less than a month before its new code of conduct launches.

  • Stevens & Bolton breaches £300K PEP

    18-Jun-2007

    Guildford-based Stevens & Bolton had a record year in 2006-07, with average profit per equity partner (PEP) pushing through the £300,000 mark.

  • Supreme Court building work begins

    18-Jun-2007

    The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice Lord Falconer has announced that work has begun on the new Supreme Court.

  • Taylor Wessing chief targets second term

    18-Jun-2007

    Taylor Wessing chief targets second term" /The UK arm of Taylow Wessing is gearing up for a managing partner election, and incumbent Michael Frawley has indicated that he will stand for another year.

  • The Apprentice spotlights lack of discrimination awareness

    18-Jun-2007

    During an episode of The Apprentice earlier this month, five of the candidates competing to become Sir Alan Sugar's next apprentice in a £100,000-a-year job were whittled down to two. Each candidate was put through three gruelling interviews and then faced Sugar in the boardroom to hear his decision.

  • The Guardian swoops for David Price barrister

    20-Jun-2007

    The Guardian News and Media (GNM) group has ramped up its in-house legal team with the hire of barrister Korieh Duodu.

  • Thomson Snell posts 20 per cent revenue rise

    18-Jun-2007

    South east firm Thomson Snell & Passmore has posted a year-end turnover growth of around 20 per cent.

  • UK firms beat US rivals for best workplaces

    18-Jun-2007

    UK firms could be winning the battle for talent, as exclusive research by The Lawyer reveals that only 7 per cent of associates found US firms to be the most attractive employers.

  • Wallace nets enic's acquisition of Spurs

    18-Jun-2007

    Wallace has acted for Enic International on its purchase of Sir Alan Sugar's remaining shares in football club Tottenham Hotspur. Enic, owned by the family trust of international investor Joseph Lewis and Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy, instructed a team led by Wallace managing partner Rex Newman on the £25m purchase from Amshold, owned by Sugar and his family. The latest sale raised Enic's holding from 54 to 66 per cent. Herbert Smith acted for Amshold, while Tottenham was advised ...

  • Ward Hadaway breaks £400k PEP barrier

    20-Jun-2007

    Newcastle-based Ward Hadaway has announced a 10 per cent improvement in average profit per equity partner (PEP) and a 16 per cent increase in turnover for the last financial year.

  • Watson Burton grows City team with KSB hire

    18-Jun-2007

    Watson Burton has boosted its fledgling London office with the hire of KSB Law commercial property partner Caroline Summerfield.

  • Web week

    18-Jun-2007

    The Lawyer's Web Week is a weekly commentary on legal activity on the web. This includes an overview of the best of the week's blogs. If you want to direct us to useful links, email webweek@ thelawyer. com.

  • Weil hike sees newly-qualifieds pocket £90K

    18-Jun-2007

    Weil Gotshal & Manges has made a bold play to reposition itself in the recruitment market by offering newly qualified lawyers an astonishing £90,000 annual salary.

  • WFW in merger talks with Chadbourne

    18-Jun-2007

    Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) and Chadbourne & Parke are in merger talks to create a transatlantic projects powerhouse with the aim of dominating the burgeoning energy ...

  • WFW merger makes sense

    18-Jun-2007

    The last time Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) was in anything resembling serious merger talks was with Simmons & Simmons in 2002.

  • WFW suitor Chadbourne re-elects managing partner

    19-Jun-2007

    US firm Chadbourne & Parke has re-elected its managing partner Charles O’Neill for another three year term.

  • WFW's Chadbourne power talks

    18-Jun-2007

    Today's edition of The Lawyer revealed Watson Farley & Williams' (WFW) ambitions with news of the firm's merger talks with New York-based Chadbourne & Parke.

  • White Collar Crime: Court borders

    18-Jun-2007

    With a number of countries breaking down barriers on cross-border white-collar crime, UK nationals who breach their codes could find themselves facing foreign justice. By Robert Goldspink, Thierry Dalmasso and Mark Bravin

  • White Collar Crime: Stash and grab

    18-Jun-2007

    The confiscation penalties under the Proceeds of Crime Act highlight the UK Government's commitment to tackling organised crime. By Gareth Rees QC and Jason Mansell

  • White Collar Crime: Taken for a ride

    18-Jun-2007

    Carousel trading costs the EU more than £40bn a year. And governments are still struggling to clamp down on the practice. By Monty Raphael and Neil Swift

  • White-collar crime

    18-Jun-2007

    White-collar work crime has seen a raft of changes in recent months. A year on from its establishment, the Serious Organised Crime Agency (Soca) - regarded as the UK's answer to the US Federal Bureau of Investigation - has started to prove that it is a powerful new weapon to target white-collar criminals and the profits made through organised crime.

  • Work Life Quiz: Victor Tettmar, Bond Pearce

    18-Jun-2007

    What was your first-ever job?Sales assistant at Tuppens for Toys - a fantastic toy shop just off Shirley High Street in Southampton.