In brief: SJ Berwin & Co plays host to Labour MP

S J Berwin & Co welcomed Labour shadow cabinet member Margaret Beckett to its offices last Wednesday for a presentation to senior executives from the construction industry. The meeting forms part of an initiative by the Labour Party to establish closer links with industry. A spokeswoman for the firm said Beckett, shadow secretary for state and industry, chose the firm because of its “very strong” links with the construction industry. Lord Clinton-Davis, who chaired the evening, leads the firm's environment team.