It has been a good week for

Michael Caplan, a partner at criminal law specialists Kingsley Napley, who is acting for former Chilean dictator General Pinochet.

Corporate Identity, the Manchester-based design company which has scooped the contract to kit out five Eversheds receptionists with a new look. Pictured below left: Alison Britner and Cathy Holland of Eversheds modelling their new uniforms.

The nine local law societies which have won a share of this year's Local Law Society Challenge Fund. The fund, which is worth a total of £24,000, was set up by the Law Society to encourage local initiatives. Among this year's winners are The Central and Middlesex Law Society, which is running a sixth-form essay writing competition, and Manchester Law Society, which is setting up a law shop.

French judge Dominique Haumant-Daumas, who has caught the eye of the newspaper reporters covering Geoff Boycott's appeal against his conviction for assaulting his girlfriend. "The fortysomething judge bears a marked resemblance to the pop singer Debbie Harry," oozed The Times.