1 March 1999

Authority finds it's not so good to talk

THE POWER of anti-pollution authorities to wage war on polluters has taken a knock as a result of a High Court ruling in the case of R v Falmouth and Truro Port Health Authority ex parte South West Water. Lawyers who acted in the case say Mr Justice Harrison’s ruling will curb authorities’ powers to […]

Litigation Personal Injury 3/5/99

Gillian Shaw v K Taneja (1999) QBD (Robert Owen QC) 20 April 1999 Plaintiff: Female, married, 40 years old at date of accident; 44 years old at date of trial. Incident: The plaintiff sustained injury on 17 June 1995 when the car she was driving was struck from behind by the defendant’s vehicle. Injuries: The […]

Drummer's stud wrangle

Multi-millionaire and Rolling Stone’s drummer Charlie Watts is heading to the High Court in a battle with two employees of his u3m Devon stud farm. Watts is suing Paul and Joan Atkinson, who have been employed to work at his 100-acre Halsdon Farm estate at Winkleigh, Devon, for the past eight years. In his writ […]

Tenant sounds off at traffic

A noise nuisance battle that will be significant to local authorities is to be decided by the High Court. Lord Justice Kennedy and Mr Justice Mitchell have reserved judgment in the case of London Borough of Haringey v Jowett. The council is challenging a noise abatement order granted by magistrates to the tenant of a […]

Litigation Writs 3/5/99

An East Sussex man is taking the Home Office to the High Court, accusing it of failing to honour promises to pay compensation to gun owners who surrendered guns as a result of laws introduced after the Dunblane massacre. Roger Baker, of Hurstwood, has issued a writ seeking up to u100,000. He accuses the Home […]

ATL in disarray after defections

Arnheim Tite & Lewis, the associate law firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers, is in turmoil, say sources, after the departure of six partners to set up KLegal, the UK legal arm of rival accountants KPMG. KPMG’s decision to poach the lawyers from its accountancy rival has surprised the legal world. Pundits were expecting KPMG to merge with […]

Camerons insolvency trio quits

CAMERON McKenna has lost one partner and two associates from its insolvency department to Bristol-based Bond Pearce. Former Cameron McKenna partner Trevor Fox starts at Bond Pearce on Tuesday. He brings with him two associate insolvency lawyers, Matthew Hartley and Sheila Norman. Fox says: “Bond Pearce has a very strong reputation in the South and […]

Partners on the move…

Jeremy de Souza, who has been the lead tax specialist at London law firm Farrer & Co for 25 years, is moving to White & Bowker, based in Winchester, at the beginning of May. A specialist in property taxation, de Souza is the general editor of Land Taxation. Gouldens has announced the appointment of three […]

The top employment firms

Simmons & Simmons Has more blue chip clients than anyone else. One of its major strengths has to be Janet Gaymer – its major weakness that clients cannot always get her. The employment department has resisted the general exodus of partners from the firm and, despite the loss of a few juniors to Freshfields, a […]

This week

Expect the Court of Appeal to deliver a verdict on the Westminster homes for votes scandal, involving Dame Shirley Porter. Porter, represented by Lord Lester, was challenging the December 1997 High Court ruling that she was guilty of willful misconduct. One interested observer will be Hendon MP Andrew Dismore, partner at personal injury firm Thompsons, […]

Partner walkout puts Rowe & Maw department under threat

Westminster law firm Bircham & Co has poached two partners from Rowe & Maw’s private client department. The departures of James Denker and Penny Chapman leaves Rowe & Maw’s department with only one partner, who is carrying out a review to determine whether the section should continue. A decision is expected within a few weeks. […]

Linklaters muscles in on Denton Hall's Sainsbury's work

Denton Hall’s exclusive agreement with Sainsbury’s has come to an end after the retail giant appointed Linklaters & Alliance to its panel. According to David Thurston, head of legal at Sainsbury’s, Denton Hall will continue to be the company’s main legal adviser but Linklaters has been appointed to take a slice of corporate work. Thurston […]

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