It has been a bad week for…

Britain's busiest divorce solicitor Marilyn Stowe, (see Tulkinghorn, page 12)

Justin Ede and Julia Charlton of Hong Kong practice Ede Charlton, whose close two-year affiliation with big five accountants Arthur Andersen has been ended suddenly by the ruthless giant. (see full story on page 3)

Women in Property will visit Bluewater – the site for Europe's biggest shopping and leisure complex. The group's South East branch will visit the site, near Dartford, on 29 September.

The Irish Solicitors' ball will be held at the Savoy this year, instead of the usual venue of the Natural History museum. Call Cliona O'Tuama to book tickets for the event, planned for 10 October, on 0171 353 4212.

Tickets are still available for another Irish event, to mark the start of the legal year. The International Association of Irish Lawyers is to hold a judges dinner at the Irish Club in Eton Square on Wednesday 30 September. Tickets cost £50 for a champagne reception and four-course dinner.