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IT in firms

Bolton firm Keogh Ritson has placed a repeat order with Sanderson GA for extra modules as part of the Qnix set up. The modules ordered include: client accounts, time recording, pay roll, and purchase and nominal ledger. Manchester firm Joan Ferguson & Co is the latest to buy a system from Quill Computer Systems. The […]

Partner leaves Hull firm to go it alone

SOLICITOR David Macnamara has broken away from established Hull practice Stamp Jackson & Procter to set up as a sole practitioner. Macnamara has bought out the office in Withernsea where he has been partner in charge for the last 10 years. Both sides describe the buyout as “very amicable” and Macnamara intends to retain links […]

Police lawyers pool ideas

IN-HOUSE lawyers working for police authorities are setting up an association to pool ideas and discuss common problems. An ad hoc group has been in existence for several years but now a draft constitution is being drawn up with a view to setting up a formal association. Chris Porteous, solicitor to the Commissioner of the […]

Ex-BP Walder picks up his wings at BA

FORMER British Petroleum legal chief Ken Walder has taken charge of British Airways’ in-house department. Walder, a barrister, has been appointed legal director in place of Mervyn Walker who is now the director of purchasing and supply. Walder also takes over as secretary from Gail Redwood who, at her own request, is resuming her role […]

UK software makes debut at OJ trial

DEFENCE lawyers acting for American actor/footballer OJ Simpson are to use British legal software in the highly publicised murder trial starting at the end of the month. LiveNote, a computer-aided transcription system produced by Smith Bernal, was selected by the trial consultant to OJ Simpson’s lawyers, Robert Shapiro and F Lee Bailey. The UK product, […]

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