12 September 1994

Flotations

Mosaic Investments was advised by Travers Smith Braithwaite regarding the u12m flotation of its subsidiary Copyright Promotions Group

Flotations

JBA Holdings was advised by Dibb Lupton Broomhead on its recent flotation capitalising the computer software company at u53m; the sponsor

Flotations

Commercial property holding group CLS Holdings was advised by Gouldens in its u48m flotation by way of a placing and intermediaries offer sponsored jointly by UBS and Apax Partners & Co Corporate Finance

Financings

South African group Liberty Life used Linklaters & Paines as its English advisers on the first ever global offering of convertible bonds by a South African company. The offering amounted to $300m.

Report set to herald raft of swingeing changes for Bar

SWEEPING rule changes allowing barristers to reject low-paying legal aid work and requirements to compensate clients are likely to be announced this week in the Bar’s standards review body report. The package of recommendations, ranging from training and discipline through to terms of business and an overhaul of the cab rank rule, is expected to […]

Agents take rights to heart

Although the commercial agents regulations have only been in force since earlier this year, agents are already enforcing their new rights. A survey by City-based Fox Williams of 300 businesses using 3,400 agents found 11 per cent of those using agents faced a demand for commission before the principal has been paid by the customer. […]

No longer a state of emergency?

A study of the use and effect of emergency provisions in Ulster will make fascinating reading for lawyers and civil libertarians. The most interesting are the Diplock courts and suspended right to silence. The late Lord Diplock’s commission led to the non-jury Diplock court in the Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Act 1973, in response to […]

Smile, you're on video camera

Lawyers have been getting on their bikes, switching to the bus and even taking to the water to beat the rail strike. Meanwhile, lawyers in the Yorkshire and London offices of Dibb Lupton Broomhead have been taking things easy. The firm has recently unveiled a video conference facility which allows partners and clients to link […]

Members not lured by free legal advice

PEOPLE are not flocking to sign up with trade unions which offer free legal advice and financial services. This is the conclusion of an official survey by Labour Research, released in time to surprise lawyers at last week’s TUC conference. Union members were asked why they had joined their union. Only 12 per cent of […]

Susan O'Brien is losing patience with incompetent lawyers

Susan O’Brien One of the trickiest opponents to deal with is the incompetent solicitor. You rightly expect your opponent to try to make life difficult for you as a means of advancing his client’s case. It is your job to recognise the strategy and deal with it. This is quite different from a failure to […]

Litigation Disciplinary Tribunals 13/09/94

CLIVE MILLER HINDLE, 46, admitted 1973, practising at material time in partnership as Hindle Campbell, North Shields, cleared of allegations of unbefitting conduct. Allegations were that: he acted in a manner which compromised or impaired or was likely to compromise or impair his acting in clients’ best interests and/or good repute of the respondent or […]

IT in brief

A new guide to legal technology has been published by Chiswick-based Marketeer, organiser of the Barbican technology exhibition. ‘The Legal Technology Directory 1994’ is a comprehensive guide to suppliers, networks and hardware, and is available priced at u10 plus Vat. Adobe, producer of the well-known Illustrator software, has now completed its takeover of the Aldus […]

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