In brief: City firm mourns death of trainee

Members of City law firm Cameron Markby Hewitt have written expressing their sympathies to the parents of murdered trainee solicitor Johanne Masheder. Masheder, who was killed by a Buddhist monk while backpacking in Thailand, was due to start at the firm last month. A spokesman said that Cameron Markby Hewitt had been in touch with her parents, who were devastated. He said staff at the firm were very upset by the tragedy and counsellors had been called in to give help to some of her former friends from York, where she studied law, and who were now with the practice.