20 December 2004

The Lawyer

  • 2005 QC hopefuls face six month delay


    The names of new silks for 2005 are not expected to be announced until next Autumn.Traditionally, new Queen's Counsel have been appointed in April.Hopefuls will now though be given until Easter to make their applications.The Bar Council insists these are still provisional dates as ultimately the timetable will be determined by an independent selection panel.The Bar Council is working with the Law Society and the Department of Constitutional Affairs to devise ...

  • Allen & Gledhill bolsters tax team


    Linklaters’ Singapore joint venture partner Allen & Gledhill has boosted its tax practice with the appointment of Nand Singh Gandhi as partner.

  • Herbert Smith secures High Court victory for CAT


    Herbert Smith has today won a victory in the High Court for new client Cambridge Antibody Technology (CAT) in its dispute against Abbott Laboratories.

  • Lovells institutes major partner redundancy programme


    Lovells’ management has pushed through a major redundancy programme which will see as many as 25 partners leave the partnership completely, with more de-equitised or taking early retirement.

  • Lovells wins sex discrimination case for Merrill


    Lovells has successfully defended a sexual discrimination claim against Merrill Lynch brought by former banker Stephanie Villalba.Villalba was claiming a record £7.5m against the investment bank, alleging that she had failed to win promotion and had been paid less because of her gender. The employment tribunal in Croydon today (22 December) dismissed the claim.The tribunal did, however, find that she had been unfairly dismissed from her job and had suffered a degree of unlawful ...

  • Mallesons flies in new London chief


    Australia-based Mallesons Stephen Jacques is relocating Sydney-based partner Rowan Russell to head the firm’s London office.

  • Outer Temple swoops on dissolving 6 Pump Court


    Four barristers from the soon to dissolve 6 Pump Court (Kieran Coonan QC), have joined Outer Temple Chambers.The arrivals bring the number of tenants at Outer Temple to 60 – up from 32 just 18 months ago.Kieran Coonan QC, 6 Pump Court's head, announced a week ago that his chambers, one of the bar’s foremost clinical negligence sets, will dissolve on January 17, 2005. Coonan cited the reasons for the dissolution as being cuts in fees for publicly- funded work, the impact ...

  • Pinsent Masons denied access to Home Office ID card advice


    The government is insisting that the ID cards bill being debated in the House of Commons today is compatible with human rights legislation.