14 September 1998

Dispute over right of way

Lady Violet Aitken, Timothy Aitken and the trustees of the Beaverbrook Foundation have launched a right of way action in the High Court against Rosebay Investment (Private), of London WC2. The foundation plans to use Cherkley Court, Leatherhead, for educational and public purposes, but claims the right of way to the premises has been blocked […]

Law firm management: how to solve a professional dilemma

Bill Tudor John says lawyers are still best-equipped to run their own firms and candidates should not see the role as a poisoned chalice. Bill Tudor John is senior partner at Allen & Overy. I read recently that Linklaters, the London bit of Linklaters & Alliance, is having difficulty choosing a new managing partner now […]

lawyers at play

Cardiff firm Edwards Geldard sponsored the finale of the National Youth Orchestra of Wales’ summer concert tour at St David’s Hall in Cardiff. “As a legal firm with a strong Welsh heritage, we are keen to be able to support projects originating within, and for, the benefit of the principality,” said senior partner Rod Thurman […]

Professor David Lowry

David Lowry’s lawyer Gudrun Parasie has asked us to point out that his case against the legality of the Portuguese criminal code will be heard in the European Court of Human Rights not the European Court of Justice as we reported last week.

In brief: Senior clerk to chair marketing seminar

The Lawyer is holding an evening seminar. “Marketing Your Chambers” takes place on 19 November at the Inner Temple, London. The seminar will be chaired by Paul Shrubsall, senior clerk at 1 Essex Court. Contact Steve Warshall on 0171 970 4713.

Firm bucks Asia trend

Cleveland-based US firm Squire Sanders & Dempsey has bucked recent trends and opened offices in Hong Kong and Taipei. The 400-lawyer firm has recruited former Baker & McKenzie partner Nicholas Chen to head up Taipei. Partner James Tsang, from Seattle-based Perkins Coie, and former general counsel of General Electric-China, Mao Tong will head the Hong […]

Chadbournes foreign ventures hit by closures and defections

US firm Chadbourne & Parke has closed its Singapore office and reorganised its Hong Kong practice in the wake of the Asian financial crisis. At the same time, it has sent New York capital markets partner William Greason and project finance counsel Lynne Gedanken to London to relaunch the office there which has been hit […]

Paris coup for Herbert Smith

Herbert Smith has doubled the size of its Paris-based projects practice by recruiting the head of Price Waterhouse Juridique et Fiscal’s energy and natural resources group and three assistants. Partner Stephane Brabant and assistants Betrand Montembault-Heveline, Jean-Pierre Bozec and Alexis Blois specialise in the energy, mining and utilities sectors. Bragant brings to Herbert Smith a […]

Gdansk shipyard deal

Andrzej Wiercinski, partner at Warsaw firm Wardynski and Partners, handled the sale of Poland’s famous Gdansk shipyard, birthplace of Solidarity, to the Gdynia shipyard for 115m zlotys ($32m).

Salans beats rivals to Paris IT boutique

International firm Salans Hertzfeld & Heilbronn has beaten French and UK rivals in the race to sign up respected 13-lawyer Paris-based IT boutique, FG Associes. FG’s three partners – Christiane Feral-Schuhl, Marc d’Haultfoeuille and Bruno Gregoire Sainte Marie – will head a new IT, Internet and multimedia practice at Salans and add to the firm’s […]

EU law plays happy families

Heather Swindells QC and Martine Kushner discuss the incorporation of the European Convention on Human Rights into UK domestic law, and outline its effects on family law. Heather Swindells QC and Martine Kushner are barristers at 36 Bedford Row. On 26 October 1997 the Government published its White Paper and Bill on the incorporation of […]

Reforming the law at a local level

A new White Paper will provide a plethora of work for local government solicitors, say Stephen Cirell and John Bennett. Stephen Cirell is a partner and John Bennett is a consultant with Eversheds Public Sector. A new and eagerly-awaited White Paper, “Modern Local Government – In Touch With the People”, is being pored over by […]

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