16 December 1996

Ellison spearheads Eversheds' pension ambitions

National firm Eversheds is aiming to build one of the leading pensions practices in Europe with the appointment of Hammond Suddards pensions specialist Robin Ellison. Currently a consultant at Hammond Suddards, Ellison will join Eversheds initially as a consultant and will become a partner and National Head of Pensions at Eversheds later in 1997. He […]

Herbert Smith helps REC attack on Offer

Herbert Smith energy partner Mark Newbery is spearheading a legal attack on Stephen Littlechild, the director general of electricity regulation, on behalf of the 14 regional electricity companies (RECs) in England, Wales and Scotland. Herbert Smith was appointed to advise the RECs on implementing full competition by April 1998 in September this year. In a […]

EU time directive/termination payments. Up against the clock

Every lawyer is probably familiar with the European Working Time Directive, due to have been implemented by EU member states on 23 November 1996. The Press attention on the subject is hard to avoid. However, not all lawyers will be aware what precise form the UK regulations will take, as a result of the UK […]

In-house. Getting in with the in-crowd

US lawyers have a reputation for being more business-minded than their UK coun- terparts, and nowhere is this better illustrated than in the role of the in-house legal adviser. While many UK companies are only just coming around to the idea that employing internal counsel is a good way of cutting costs, for years, US […]

Financing

Gouldens advised a syndicate of international banks on an $85 million loan facility for the Russian commercial bank Tokobank.

Financing

Herbert Smith acted for Friends Provident Life Office on a £215 million bond issue by its subsidiary

Property

Rickerby Watterson acted for Share & Fisher in the £3.3 million sale of a Texas DIY retail store in Worcester and the £1 million sale of vacant land at its Cheltenham headquarters.>

Financing

Herbert Smith acted for Friends Provident Life Office on a £215 million bond issue by its subsidiary

Financing

Gouldens advised a syndicate of international banks on an $85 million loan facility for the Russian commercial bank Tokobank.

Flotations

Memery Crystal acted for Emerald Energy on its move from the Unquoted Securities Market to the London Stock Exchange and a £7.5 million placing and a $4.3 million open offer to finance oil and gas exploration in Colombia.

Defending the prosecutors' rights

Kevin Goodwin As soon as Kevin Goodwin became the new convenor of the Crown Prosecution Service section of the Association of First Division Civil Servants (FDA), he began to speak out publicly against CPS management. Shortly after, he received a letter signed by all 13 of the service’s chief Crown prosecutors imploring him to shut […]

Waiting for casualties

Having read Teresa Gorman’s viewpoint in The Lawyer 10 December with a certain amount of curiosity, I was interested to see her refer to “the closed shop arrangement, whereby only solicitors or one of the other professionals can open the door to a barrister”. Perhaps she could consult with one of her numerous barrister colleagues […]

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