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The race for space

With demand for space at the Inns of Court continuing to outstrip supply, the search for hidden space within the Inns carries on apace. Chair of the Middle Temple Estates Committee David Eady QC, of 1 Brick Court, says: “We are always looking for ways of expanding the space available. Every time something comes up […]


Hertfordshire lawyer seeks refuge in church

The Long-serving director of law and administration at Hertfordshire County Council, Bill Church, has moved on to a higher calling – the Church of England. Church, who has been with Hertfordshire since 1979 and a local government solicitor for 29 years, left his position last month to train for ordination. He retains some contact with […]


Ashurst Morris Crisp acted for Hoare Govett Corporate Finance in the private placing by Axis Genetics of £5 million worth of shares to fund further research and development. Axis was represented by Garrett & Co.

Six unions join Justice Forum to fight cuts in legal resources

Six unions with legal connections have launched a Justice Forum designed to “unveil the full chaos that exists in the justice system”. The forum, which aims to coordinate the interests of those working in and using the justice system, says it will “maintain a watching brief” across the whole justice system and demonstrate the full […]

Aviation ace flies to Britannia

A Norton Rose lawyer, Elizabeth Franey, has joined Britannia Airways as general counsel and company solicitor. Franey, a specialist in aviation and asset finance, spent nine years at Norton Rose, where she advised Britannia. As an in-house lawyer she will advise the company on aircraft-related contracts and purchasing agreements. Britannia said it decided to create […]

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