11 October 1999

Watchdog to investigate CPS for race bias

The move by the Government’s race watchdog comes after a stream of complaints by CPS staff that they have been racially harassed and victimised. This summer alone, two separate employment tribunals found that CPS prosecutor Maria Bamieh had been racially discriminated against by her employer. CRE officials says its investigators will go into the CPS’s […]

Silicon Valley heavyweight opens in North Virginia

The Palo Alto-based firm is world renowned for its high-tech expertise and will be well placed to take advantage of the technological business which is currently escalating in North Virginia region. The firm is also hoping to get a piece of the increasing number of securities suits presently being filed in the region. Corporate and […]

Amnesty International wins concessions from Government over advertising

Amnesty has withdrawn its complaint over the ban to the European Court of Human Rights after the Government promised to reconsider the human rights organisation’s case. The Government conceded that Amnesty had suffered loss of income because of the ban and agreed to pay the body “an appropriate sum”. The Government wants the prohibition on […]

Elizabeth Wall

Elizabeth Wall has just started a new job as general counsel at communications firm Equant. Fiona Callister talks to the woman who gives away nothing about her past. After an absence of more than five months, Elizabeth Wall has just reappeared on the legal circuit, as the first-ever general counsel at telecommunications company Equant. She […]

Lehman Brothers

US investment bank Lehman Brothers is a name that will be familiar to most, if not all, major international companies as it has either funded or advised on some of the world’s most important deals. Most recently in the US, Lehman Brothers underwrote a $5bn (£3.1bn) corporate bond deal for Wal-Mart, which the retail giant […]

Baker & McKenzie poaches managing partner from Dunhills

Baker & McKenzie has poached the managing partner of Dunhill Madden Butler in Melbourne to head up its Australian operation. David Nathan has been confirmed as the national managing partner, ending a four-month hunt for a new leader after Paul Malliate resigned in July. Nathan’s departure from Dunhill came as he fought to rebuild the […]

Top Canadian law firms merge

Canadian law firms Gowling Strathy & Henderson and Code Hunter are merging to form the second biggest firm in the country. The new firm, which opens up under the Gowling name in January, will have more than 450 lawyers working from six Canadian offices in Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver, Ottawa, Hamilton and Waterloo Region. Its only […]

News in brief

One of the UK’s biggest insurance litigation firms, Berrymans Lace Mawer is calling for insurers to resist Law Commission recommendations that the category of dependants under the Fatal Accident Act be widened. The firm claims the new dependency test will cause a raft of small claims for trivialities such as lifts to work, thus reducing […]

Blackstone Chambers hires EU expert

Blackstone Chambers has appointed an EU Commission lawyer to join its team of European law experts. Nicholas Khan joins the set next week after 11 years at the European Commission. His remit as a member of the Legal Service included advising the Commission on EU and national law, reviewing draft legislation and representing the Commission […]

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