20 April 1998

The Lawyer

  • A "supercode' too far?

    21-Apr-1998

    The Hampel Report will mean extra time and expense for small companies and Hampel's own colleagues are not complying with it, according to Paul Cliff. Paul Cliff is a corporate partner at Edge & Ellison.The London Stock Exchange last month put a new "supercode" on corporate governance out for consultation.It was the result of the final report of the Hampel Comm-ittee on corporate governance, led by Sir Ronald Hampel, published last January.Representing ...

  • A&O Euro alliance under threat

    21-Apr-1998

    Benelux giant Loeff Claeys Verbeke and leading Paris firm Gide Loyrette Nouel are seeking to link with top German firm Bruckhaus Westrick Heller Lober, in a move that threatens their alliance with Allen & Overy.Although Sietze Hepkema, a partner at Loeff Claeys, confirmed that talks had taken place between Gide, Bruckhaus and itself, A&O senior partner Bill Tudor-John said his firm ...

  • B&B volunteers

    21-Apr-1998

    The Anglo-Dutch Young Lawyer Exchange is looking for volunteers to provide accommodation and breakfast for around 100 young Dutch lawyers on an exchange programme in London, between 4-8 May. Hosts will be invited to a reception at the Dutch Embassy on 6 May and given free non-dining tickets for a ball at Middle Temple on 8 May. Contact Trevor Goode at Berwin Leighton on 0171 623 3144 ext 1980.

  • Bevan Ashford's PFI partners jump ship to Bristol's Masons

    21-Apr-1998

    Bevan Ashford's two PFI partners are leaving to join Bristol rival Masons and the battle is on for the hearts and minds of the rest of their team.Leading projects player in the area and head of PFI Iain Fairbairn, together with partner Cathryn Vickers are working their notice from the firm.Two weeks ago, four associates and several assistants went to a meeting at which a Mason's partner was present, where it was made clear to them that they would be ...

  • Bird & Bird keeps CCTA IT business

    21-Apr-1998

    Bird & Bird has beaten off competition from five other firms to retain its £1m post as legal adviser to the Government's Central Computer and Telecommunications Agency (CCTA).The firm has held the post since 1994 but earlier this year, as part of the agency's competitive retendering exercise, five other practices were asked to make presentations to win the next five-year ...

  • Cedel's new counsel

    21-Apr-1998

    Luxembourg-based bond clearing house Cedel has appointed Wim Hautekiet as general counsel, with a boardroom seat on the major subsidiaries. Hautekiet was assistant general counsel at JP Morgan Securities for six years. Before that that he worked at the Brussels office of Belgian firm De Bandt van Hecke & Lagae.

  • Clerk sacked after row over pay

    21-Apr-1998

    Andrew Hutchins, senior clerk at Dick Pears' 34-tenant set in Francis Taylor Building, has been sacked because his chambers did not want to continue with old style clerking.Head of chambers Dick Pears said Hutchins' role as a traditional clerk, receiving a percentage of fees brought in, did not merit his level of remuneration believed to be around £80,000.He said that he was prepared to pay well for a replacement who was IT literate and could ...

  • Clifford Chance advises Unionists

    21-Apr-1998

    Clifford Chance advised the Ulster Unionist Party on key constitutional issues relating to the Northern Ireland peace agreement in the run-up to this month's historical settlement.The Unionists, headed by ex-lawyer David Trimble, opted for top-notch legal advice, as they feared that changes to Northern Ireland's status would weaken the Union."We went to the best. ...

  • CPS spending set to outstrip budget

    21-Apr-1998

    Government spending on the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) in 1998-99 is "almost certain" to greatly exceed the planned expenditure announced last week, according to CPS sources.The Lord Chancellor's Department's annual report released last week cuts the Crown prosecutions and legal services budget from £75m in 1997-98 to £61m in the coming year.But the CPS said proposed spending was a severe underestimate. It said: "The baseline estimates ...

  • Cycling QC who defies convention

    21-Apr-1998

    Leading pioneer of woman's rights at the Bar, Barbara Calvert talks about career and family to Chris FogartyLast year in the Kendal County Court in Cumbria, two elderly lawyers stepped into the courtroom to represent a mother fighting a claim over unpaid school fees.Lead counsel was a compact, complete barrister, relishing the adrenaline of advocacy once again flowing through her veins nearly 12 years after she kicked the habit. Her clerk was a distinguished, ...

  • Delhi reshuffle

    21-Apr-1998

    Ashurst Morris Crisp has reshuffled its Delhi operation, with the appointment of Judith Sharrock as resident partner in its Delhi liaison office. Sharrock replaces senior assistant solicitor Andrew Studd, who has returned to join the India team in London, headed by Ian Scott and Geoffrey Picton-Turberville. Its senior India adviser, Ashok Mubayi, has also moved to London to join the nine-strong India team ...

  • Doughty Street in Caribbean death row pro bono mission

    21-Apr-1998

    Doughty Street Chambers is sending a junior to the Caribbean to investigate setting up a branch office as a means of improving co-ordination of the flow of death row pro bono cases before the Privy Council.The junior, Quincy Whitaker, said death row prisoners in the region need better representation as there is no legal aid, limited local counsel support and a lack of due diligence.Her expedition has the backing of the London Panel of Solicitors, made up of lawyers ...

  • Drug-driving holds heavy risks

    21-Apr-1998

    Roger Pearson looks at the implications of the most recent drug-driving ruling and the problems of ensuring that justice is carried outThe risks faced by drink-drivers are well understood, but a recent High Court decision has revealed that drivers who smoke cannabis are running far greater and less known risks than those who drink.After a couple of glasses of wine or a pint and a half of beer, a driver may be confident that he is driving legally. But ...

  • Dual-qualified solicitors are suspended from the Bar

    21-Apr-1998

    The Bar Council has written to all barristers who have become solicitors, telling them that they are suspended from the Bar and can no longer exercise rights of audience as a barrister.The letter, which was sent earlier this month from Jonathan Hirst QC, chairman of the professional standards committee, is the first communication dual-qualified solicitors have received on the issue. It states that the Bar Council voted in March to change the Bar's code of conduct concerning ...

  • Edge & Ellison's Birmingham office loses insurance duo

    21-Apr-1998

    Edge & Ellison's head of insurance Robin Humphreys and insurance litigator Steven Garrett are defecting to the Birmingham office of insurance practice Weightmans.They are the latest flood of lawyers Edge & Ellison has lost to Birmingham rivals in the past year.Their departures are part of a shake-up at the firm following its failure to merge with Pinsent Curtis and its refusal ...

  • Firms must practice what they preach

    21-Apr-1998

    It is an interesting scenario that lawyers, who provide top notch advice on the most complex business management matters, are themselves often the worst at putting such advice into practice in their own organisations. Indeed, the same could probably be said of the myriad of other professional organisations which are in the business of giving advice.How often do firms get caught out on the wrong side of legal issues in their own organisation's dealings ...

  • IBA looks at fraud

    21-Apr-1998

    The International Bar Association Insolvency and Creditors' Rights Committee will meet next month to discuss issues surrounding insolvency and fraud. It will also discuss proposals for new laws to regulate transnational insolvency cases. The seminar, "Insolvency and Fraud Insolvency and Suggestions for Legislative Improvement", which will be held on 10-12 May in Copenhagen, will bring together speakers from the US, Austria, Finland, Denmark, Hong Kong and the UK.

  • Imogen Rumbold on notices of readiness in shipping law. Imogen Rumbold is a partner at Lawrence Graham.

    21-Apr-1998

    The decision of the Court of Appeal on notices of readiness delivered on 10 March 1998 demonstrated a rare case of laytime and demurrage.Their Lordships had to decide: "Whether if a clause in a charterparty requires a notice of readiness (NOR) to be tendered within particular hours of the day and it is, in fact, tendered outside those hours but at a time when the ship is physically ready to load or discharge, it is an invalid notice and annuity so that ...

  • In brief: All change at Bristows Cooke & Carpmael

    21-Apr-1998

    Bristows is the official new name for Bristows Cooke & Carpmael, which also changed address from 10 to 3 Lincoln's Inn Fields and promoted three solicitors to partnership on 6 April.

  • In brief: Four new partners at Palmer Wheeldon

    21-Apr-1998

    Cambridge firm Palmer Wheeldon has appointed four new partners and promoted its head of company and commercial law Philip Speer to senior partner, replacing Nick Houlder who has left to set up his own children's law firm Houlder Ameer.

  • In brief: Frere Cholmeley loses IP partner to Dentons

    21-Apr-1998

    Frere Cholmeley Bischoff, which is in merger talks with Eversheds, has lost IP partner Simon Levine to Denton Hall.

  • In brief: In-house Legal Monte Carlo 98

    21-Apr-1998

    A conference for in-house lawyers, Legal Forum, originally scheduled for Cannes in July, has been merged into The Lawyer's major in-house event Legal Monte Carlo 98 to be held on 30 October.

  • In brief: Kennedy QC next Chair of British Council

    21-Apr-1998

    Baroness Helena Kennedy QC has been elected Chair of the British Council, succeeding Sir Martin Jacomb who is retiring on 1 August.

  • In brief: Latest wave of partnership promotions

    21-Apr-1998

    Norton Rose will make up seven new partners in the areas of corporate finance, asset finance and project finance on 1 May. Five will go to its London office, the other two to its Paris office.Nicholson Graham & Jones has expanded its company, litigation and property departments by appointing five new partners on 8 April.Newcastle firm

  • In brief: Law Soc threatens to abandon SMI talks

    21-Apr-1998

    The Law Society says it will abandon the negotiations over Standard Mortgage Instructions unless mortgage lenders agree to its plan in three months. Ken Byass, chairman of the society's property and commercial services committee, said the main sticking point was defining what duties were owed by solicitors to lenders.

  • In brief: New head of litigation at Herbert Smith

    21-Apr-1998

    Herbert Smith commercial litigation partner Harry Anderson replaced Lawrence Collins QC as head of litigation and arbitration on 1 April. Collins will continue his practice with the firm.

  • In brief: Non lawyers in privileges committee

    21-Apr-1998

    Scottish Law Society president John Elliot wishes to point out that his speech on the establishment of a privileges committee emphasised that it should include lay-people and not "lawyers and lay-people" as stated in our report.

  • In brief: Rowe & Maw appoints managing partner

    21-Apr-1998

    Rowe & Maw's head of litigation and dispute resolution group, Andrew Carruthers, takes over from Richard Powles as managing partner on 1 May. Powles, who was managing partners for six years, will now head the firm's private client department. A spokesman from the firm said it had followed a "growing trend" among major law firms to appoint litigators as managing partners.

  • Interlegal network

    21-Apr-1998

    Leeds firm Shulmans is hosting a general meeting of the Interlegal Network an international referral network of small to medium-sized commercial firms, with members in centres including Barcelona, Belfast, New York and Stockholm. The meeting runs between 8-10 May. Contact Jeremy Shulman on 0113 2452833.

  • Is justice being served by the Cases Review Commission?

    21-Apr-1998

    A year ago the Home Office and the Northern Ireland office handed over their files on alleged miscarriages of justice to the Criminal Cases Review Commission. Paul Taylor examines how well the new body is performing its task. Paul Taylor is a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers.Until the Criminal Appeal Act 1995, the decision as to whether to refer a case to the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) lay in the hands of the Home Secretary.However, following a series ...

  • Judgement for the juniors

    21-Apr-1998

    Matheu Swallow finds that reliability is one of the key attributes that many solicitors look for in the juniors they instructWhile solicitors are happy with the quality of silks, there is less enthusiasm for the strength and quality of criminal juniors. Solicitors are looking for dependability and reliability from juniors.Top of the pile is Vera Baird from 14 Tooks Court, the chambers of Michael Mansfield QC, who "in some cases is better than a QC". She is praised ...

  • LAB contracting plans will restrict access to justice, say lawyers' groups

    21-Apr-1998

    The Legal Aid Board's (LAB) proposed contracting of civil legal aid work will reduce choice for clients and turn the family lawyer into an "endangered species", according to solicitors' pressure groups.The LAB's consultation paper, published last week, proposes restricting family contracts to between 2,000 and 3,000 firms, not-for-profit contracts to between 200 and 300 firms and non-family private practice contracts to between 100 and 200 firms by the turn ...

  • Law Soc would not gain from SIF bias

    21-Apr-1998

    Russell Wallman answers the charge that the Law Society's consultation paper on professional indemnity is weighted in favour of keeping a reformed mutual fund. Russell Wallman is director of policy at the Law Society.Last week The Lawyer argued that the consultation process on the future of professional indemnity is in danger of being damaged by misleading information, aimed at influencing a particular outcome.The Law Society agrees. However, the ...

  • Lawyers are losing out in China talks, warn EU/US negotiations

    21-Apr-1998

    Law firms in China are losing out to the Big Six accountancy firms in the fight to reduce restrictions on practising in China, according to negotiators from the EU and US.At meetings in Geneva earlier this month, the Chinese accepted US and EU demands that the accountants be able to offer a full range of services, open branch offices and retain ownership within their overall international operations.However, similar concessions for law firms have not been forthcoming ...

  • Linklaters co-ordinator to "galvanise' pro bono work

    21-Apr-1998

    Linklaters has become the second firm to hire a full-time officer to co-ordinate pro bono work by its lawyers and staff.Caroline Knighton joins the firm on 1 June to promote and co-ordinate all voluntary and pro bono work, from fund-raising football matches to advice work at law centres.Knighton, a former Allen

  • Litigation Disciplinary Tribunals 21/4/98

    21-Apr-1998

    John Mushens Ditchburn, 80, admitted 1945, practising at material time on own account as Bretherton Ditchburn and Nelson in Sunderland, reprimanded with no order for costs. He had qualified as a solicitor in 1943 having passed his examinations while a prisoner of war in Czechoslovakia. Allegations substantiated that he used funds purportedly for costs, submitted bills for costs in circumstances that he knew he could not justify and failed to comply with direction ...

  • Litigation Personal Injury 21/4/98

    21-Apr-1998

    Phillips v FW Francis QBD 27 January 1998Claimant: Mark Phillips, 42Incident: Road traffic accidentInjuries: Claimant suffered brain damage when his car collided with a heavy goods vehicle in April 1994. Other driver was convicted of careless driving. Claimant suffered personality change and his marriage has broken up. Once a microlight instructor, he has had his licence withdrawn by the Civil Aviation AuthorityAward: £300,000 ...

  • Litigation Recent Decisions 21/4/98

    21-Apr-1998

    Validity of waiver clause in fixed-term contractBritish Broadcasting Corporation v Linda Kelly-Phillips (1998)CA (Evans LJ, Peter Gibson LJ, Thorpe LJ) 8/4/9The appellant (B) appealed against the decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal which upheld the preliminary decision of the industrial tribunal that it had jurisdiction to hear the complaint of unfair dismissal against B by the respondent (K) because the term in her contract which purportedly ...

  • Litigation Writs 21/4/98

    21-Apr-1998

    Pamela Wilson is suing Cecil M Yuill of Hartlepool, for damages for loss, damage, expense, inconvenience and disruption she alleges she suffered in spring 1995, as a result of the leaking of a central heating system at her property. Her writ claims it was the result of the company's negligent construction and supervision of the central heating system. Claim limited to £50,000.Writ issued by Barlow Lyde & Gilbert, London EC3.

  • Local authorities fight added liability

    21-Apr-1998

    A case which is to go to the House of Lords could see more local authorities called to account for negligence, reports Roger PearsonA case with major implications in respect of social service and local authority accountability has been given leave by the Court of Appeal to go to the House of Lords.The decision was made after Essex County Council failed to block damages claims brought against it by the children of a family with whom it placed a known teenage ...

  • Medical negligence

    21-Apr-1998

    In the letter you recently published from Mark Harvey of Smith Llewellyn Partnership, he intimated that enquiries received by the Law Society or Accident Line from members of the public seeking advice on medical negligence were not referred to practices specialising in medical negligence work. This is not the case.Between January and December 1997, 1,317 medical negligence enquiries were referred by Accident Line to members of the medical negligence panel.

  • New Hungary guide

    21-Apr-1998

    Cameron McKenna has published what is believed to be the first guide to the new corporate legislation in Hungary, which will come into force this summer. Its Hungarian Update details the changes which are aimed at protecting creditors and minimising uncertainty in the existing company law. Stephen Forster, senior partner at Cameron McKenna's Budapest office, said: "The new Companies Act is not just an amending or tidying up piece of legislation. It is a completely new replacement ...

  • New Web site will lead the way to "business angels'

    21-Apr-1998

    The backers of a new "stock exchange" have called on solicitors and other professional advisers to put their business clients forward for a free listing on the Internet to gain access to more than 30,000 private investors, otherwise known as "business angels".David Rose, chief executive of the Development Capital Exchange (DCX), which runs a Web site listing small companies seeking investors, said many solicitors are asked by clients whether they know of potential investors.

  • November Group takes U-turn on SIF

    21-Apr-1998

    The November Group of 35 City firms, until now committed to an open market solution to the problem of indemnity insurance, is considering giving support to a revamped mutual fund.For two years, the group has campaigned for the abolition of the Solicitors Indemnity Fund (SIF) and earlier this year commissioned a study from insurance consultants Nelson Hurst & Marsh, which strongly advocated an open market system.But now the group is discussing a commercial mutual ...

  • NZ property lawyers follow Scottish lead

    21-Apr-1998

    Solicitors in New Zealand will lose their hold on conveyancing work if a Bill to break down the barriers between conveyancing and estate agencies passes through parliament.To give solicitors an advantage in the ensuing struggle, Ian Haynes, president of the New Zealand Law Society, last week met with advocates of the Glasgow and Edinburgh property centres and Scottish firms with successful estate agency practices.According to Haynes, one option for New Zealand's ...

  • Paul Gordon-Saker steps down after Dibbs review

    21-Apr-1998

    Dibb Lupton Alsop's highly-regarded insolvency partner Paul Gordon-Saker has been replaced as head of the insolvency department after a management review.Leeds partner Peter Cranston was appointed head on 8 April and will be spending two days a week in London as part of his new role. However, The Lawyer understands that Cranston was not the first to be offered the role. Mark Jackson also based in Leeds is said to have turned the job down.Cranston said ...

  • Pittaway latest to 5leave Fox & Gibbons' Dubai office

    21-Apr-1998

    Fox & Gibbons' Dubai office has lost its third office head in less than three years.Former Dubai resident partner Jane Pittaway has left the firm to join Birmingham-based Wragge & Co as a commercial partner. She took over as managing partner in Dubai when the previous incumbent Christopher Dixon resigned 18 months ago.Dixon lasted less than six months in the role after being ...

  • Property

    21-Apr-1998

    Linklaters and Paisner & Co advised BL Universal on a £300m long-term debenture issue secured on selected properties in its portfolio. Freshfields advised lead manager SBC Warburg Dillon Read and debenture trustee Royal Exchange Trust Company.

  • Property

    21-Apr-1998

    Druces & Attlee advised AMP Asset Management on its £36.54m sale of a portfolio of two City of London office buildings and retail premises in Chester to Guardian Assurance, advised by Frere Cholmeley Bischoff.

  • Property

    21-Apr-1998

    Hill Dickinson acted for Redrow Homes (Lancashire) and Wainhomes (Northern) on their £65m purchase of a 50-acre site in Chorley from Chorley Borough Council, advised by Addleshaw Booth & Co.

  • Q: When is a partner not really a partner?

    21-Apr-1998

    The increasing trend of the "local partner' is shrouded in secrecy, creating scepticism among the profession and its clients, writes Linda TsangOnce again, the proud announcements from City firms gush forth. Several firms are making up more partners and more partners overseas than ever before.But for some firms, foreign partner appointments are not all they seem to be.Many partners abroad are "local partners", with a share only in the profits ...

  • Shearmans and Skadden Arps win Citicorp deal

    21-Apr-1998

    Lawyers played a “focal role” in the US$166bn Citicorp and Travelers merger claimed to be the largest ever according to James Healy, London partner at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom, the US firm which is advising Travelers.Healy said that the lawyers’ role was raised by the fact that the deal took place with little input from investment bankers.

  • SIF: The truth is out there

    21-Apr-1998

    Fox Mulder would be proud of you. Your ability to see conspiracy theories easily rivals that of the extra-terrestrial chasing FBI special agent.Your leader column (The Lawyer, 14 April 1998), refers to the recent Law Society consultation documents, in which a comparative table of quotations provided by SIF and three commercial insurers appeared.You express astonishment and disbelief that one large firm would pay four times more for its insurance ...

  • Solicitors for the elderly establish practice group

    21-Apr-1998

    Solicitors who specialise in advising the elderly have established a practice group designed to set standards, and are aiming to get elected in July to the executive of the Law Society's planned Probate Practitioners' Section (PPS).The new group, Solicitors for the Elderly, also overlaps with the work of the existing Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (Step).The new group's chairman Anne Edis, a senior solicitor at Leicester City Council, ...

  • Solicitors' dream legal teams

    21-Apr-1998

    Matheu Swallow pinpoints the top three barristers' teams and talks to the advocates who are seen as simply the bestThis month we asked solicitors to engage in a little Fantasy Barrister League and name their dream team. They simply had to choose their ideal leader and junior with money, availability and even prickly clerks being no object.Michael Mansfield QC and James WoodMichael Mansfield QC heads up the first pairing, being praised ...

  • Supermarket site scuffle

    21-Apr-1998

    Mr Justice Jowitt has given leave for Carter Commercial Developments to seek review of the Secretary of State for the Environment's decision not to call in for his determination an application by Safeway to Teesdale District Council for consent to build a supermarket. Carters are to build a supermarket nearby and argue that Safeway's site does not accord with the local development plan. Barrister Christopher Katkowski instructed by McGuinness Finch made the application.

  • The case for international justice poses problems

    21-Apr-1998

    The UN feels that an international criminal court would provide justice for those affected by the terrible atrocities but there are serious problems to be overcome, writes Gavin Hood. Gavin Hood is a pupil at 18 Red Lion Court and chair of the Solicitors Human Rights Sub-Group on the International Court.The twentieth century has witnessed incomprehensible acts of inhumanity.The invasion and subjugation of Kuwait by Iraq, the genocide in Rwanda and Nagorny Karabakh ...

  • The Lawyer Inquiry: Helen Cannings

    21-Apr-1998

    Helen Cannings was born in 1972 in Havering. She is currently working in Milan, Italy as a doctressa/paralegal.What was your first job?Temporary postman in Dagenham land of the snarling guard dog.What was your first ever salary as a lawyer?£100 per month, one day per week in London.What would you have done if you hadn't become a lawyer?Gone into advertising.

  • Top QCs make crime pay

    21-Apr-1998

    Solicitors look for different qualities in the silks they instruct, but there is no shortage of candidates, writes Matheu SwallowThe criteria for assessing what makes a good silk is extremely difficult to pin down. One practitioner said the "first test was whether they are winners", while another described it as "the ability to turn in three directions, to be able to get on with the client, to speak to us [the solicitors] in sensible ...

  • Union challenges CPS use of consultants

    21-Apr-1998

    The union representing senior civil servants has asked the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), to provide all its staff with a copy of the Glidewell report, rather than using outside consultants to "put a spin" on it.In a sharply worded letter to CPS director of corporate services David Nooney this month, the First Division Association (FDA) reveals its concern at "the gravest anxieties and apprehensions of the CPS staff".The letter follows last month's revelation ...

  • What's in a name?

    21-Apr-1998

    Having read The Lawyer for several months, I cannot understand why you call it "the newspaper for the legal profession".It ought to be called "the newspaper for solicitors, particularly those with a chip on their shoulder when it comes to the Bar". No so catchy I'll grant you, but far more accurate.Paul Burton, Wokingham.

  • Where next for mobile equipment?

    21-Apr-1998

    The need for truly international regulations for the rights of owners of high-value movable assets such as aircraft, when that asset is located in a country other than one in which its ownership was established, has never been greater.The aviation industry alone has estimated the likely acquisition cost of aircraft and aircraft engines over the next two decades to be in the region of US$900bn to US$1 trillion.However, current international security laws do not ...

  • White & Bowker apologises to Fladgate

    21-Apr-1998

    Winchester-firm White & Bowker, which approached doz-ens of companies allegedly tak-en from a confidential Fladgate Fielder client list, has been forced to send letters of apology.The embarrassing climbdown comes only three weeks after White & Bowker told The Lawyer that it expected a large number of clients to join them from Fladgates' Basingstoke office following the move of property ...

  • Who reigns over the regions?

    21-Apr-1998

    When it comes to acclaim for criminal barristers in the regions, Matheu Swallow finds that there is no north-south divideThe provincial criminal Bar comes highly acclaimed from north to south, with solicitors praising the ability of many barristers to work as part of the team.Wales is said to be very fortunate in having a good selection of Queen’s Counsel to choose from. Among those recommended are John Rees QC of 33 Park Place and from Farrar’s Building ...