10 January 1994

Uni visit was worthwhile

I have been asked to point out that the comments made by Kevin Thorpe in his article (The Lawyer, 11 October) ‘Second class citizens,’ regarding the visit to the University of Hertfordshire by representatives of Herbert Smith, do not, in the opinion of university law staff, accurately represent what transpired on that occasion, and that […]


Wm Morrison Supermarkets was advised by Gordons Wright & Wright on its u150 million revolving credit and sterling acceptance facility with 24 banks

LIX messaging network.

Owned by: Legal Information eXchange Limited. Costs for subscribers: LIX messaging software costs u325 for a single machine and u1,500 for a full network version. Neither restrict the number of users on site. Felix conferencing software is available for u175. Contents: LIX products use standard BT and Mercury networks. Messaging can also be routed via […]

Panel offers barristers financial advice

A NEW advisory panel is aiming to help barristers with their personal and professional finances. The Bar Council, together with Rossalynd Lavington, senior consultant at Allied Dunbar, has assembled a service to help combat cash flow problems and poor financial planning among barristers. Allied Dunbar says barristers are in a vulnerable financial position because their […]

Pitmans buoyant despite staff losses

PROPERTY lawyer Anthony Cooley is the sixth partner to leave Reading-based Pitmans this year by joining rivals Boyes Turner & Burrows. But Pitmans says business remains buoyant despite the partnership losses. The number of partners at the firm is now 12. Since the start of the year the firm has made two appointments – John […]


Jellicoe puts Bills on the fast track

LAW Commission chair Mr Justice Brooke has welcomed a new method for fast tracking non-contentious Bills through Parliament. Called the Jellicoe Procedure, it could reduce the amount of Law Commission-proposed legislation in the pipeline. The first Bill to use it will be the Law of Property (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act Mechanisms built in to the procedure […]

LCD 'pleased' with judge ads response

THE LORD Chancellor has received 250 applications for positions of district judge from lawyers answering the first ever judicial advertisements in the UK. Another 50 applications for the job of circuit judge on the North Eastern, Wales and Chester and Western circuits have also been received as a result of the advertising campaign. A spokesman […]

AWS to turn spotlight onto media

The London group of the Association of Women Solicitors is putting the spotlight on the media with a seminar on communication skills. Sue Stapely, head of the Law Society’s press and parliamentary unit and the author of Media Relations for Lawyers, will address the seminar at the society’s council chamber on 7 November. Tickets from […]

Barristers demand action on harassment

Barristers have called for more effective action to combat the “urgent” problem of racial and sexual harassment at the Bar. Speaking last week at a meeting of the Young Barristers’ Committee, Bar chairman Robert Seabrook QC said the problem was “despicable” and “unacceptable” and urged chambers to introduce proper procedures for dealing with complaints. Vivienne […]

West End merger finalised

COMMERCIAL firms Forsyte Kerman and Saunders Sobell Leigh & Dobin will merge on 1 December. The new firm, Forsyte Saunders Kerman, is the result of merger talks last month (The Lawyer, 27 September) and claims to be the second largest in the West End. It will be based at Forsyte Kerman’s refurbished and expanded offices […]

Bar sponsorship numbers on increase

More than 200 Bar School students are taking part in this year’s mini-sponsorship scheme. Numbers are up on last year when the twinning idea was first pioneered by the Council of Legal Education (CLE). Students are linked to sponsors who have recently completed the year-long course. Christine Rees, CLE information officer, says: “The sponsors give […]

Paris leads Coudert exodus

INTERNATIONAL law firm Coudert Brothers has lost 17 lawyers, including five partners, in a walkout from its Paris and New York offices. In a surprise move last week, partner Jean-Francois Carreras left the firm’s New York base to join Parisian defectors Nicolas Sokolow, Patrick Dunaud, Jean-Francois Mercadier and Patricia Elsen. Four of the five have […]

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