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Head-hunters take their pick

Recruitment firms are reporting a demand for insolvency experts, says Mike Yuille. Demand for insolvency lawyers is picking up, seemingly in preparation for what many expect will be an increase in company collapses next year due to growing global economic difficulties. This renewed demand is taking two forms: demand for experienced big hitters, who can […]

In brief: Manchester firms decide to tie the knot

Four-partner Manchester firm Hammelburger Marks is to merge with 12-partner Kuit Steinart Levy. The new practice will have 80 fee earners and will retain the Kuit name. Based in central Manchester, the new firm will have four principal departments: company law, property, taxation and litigation. Pictured above are (left) Jonathan Marks of Hammelburger Marks and […]

Irvine takes Hart from Herberts

Herbert Smith former property head Garry Hart, one of the top four planning lawyers in the City and a personal friend of Tony Blair, has resigned after 35 years at the firm to become the Lord Chancellor, Lord Irvine’s special adviser from next March. Hart is a friend and Islington neighbour of the Blairs and […]

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Robert Edward Collard, 40, admitted 1984, practising at material time as Collards, Reading, suspended indefinitely and ordered to pay £2,218 costs. At the time of the hearing he was not practising as a solicitor. Allegations substantiated that he failed to deliver an accountant’s report, failed to comply with a requirement of Solicitors Complaints Bureau (SCB), […]

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