In brief: Chambers strikes secret eleventh-hour deal

Michael Price, senior clerk at Lindsay Burn's set in Queen Elizabeth Building, struck a secret deal with four former tenants last week on the eve of a planned 13-day trial. Price was set to sue Paul Ozin, Garrett Byrne and Brendan Finucane (all now at 23 Essex Street) and Nicola Langridge (now at Hardwicke Building) for breach of contract. The defendants successfully fought an application by The Lawyer to see the summons lodged at the Mayor's City of London county court, and it is understood the settlement is covered by a strict confidentiality clause.