16 January 1995

SCB under review

THE FUTURE of the embattled Solicitors Complaints Bureau (SCB) is in the balance as a review is launched to stem the tide of criticism. Key recommendations on the future direction of the bureau will be put before the adjudication and appeals committee within the next couple of months. The proposals will then be passed on […]

In brief: Rhatigan swaps DAC for Eversheds

Davies Arnold Cooper partner Michael Rhatigan has left the firm to move to rival Manchester practice Eversheds Alexander Tatham. Rhatigan, who had headed DAC’s property department, has taken his senior assistant Julie Stobart with him. Eversheds head of property Stephen Sorrell says the appointments bring additional strength and expertise to the expanding department, which represents […]

No obstacle too large for the smaller practice

Michael Kavanagh on how one firm entered the market Wessex law firm Parker Bullen may be modest in size, but not in its ambitions when it comes to financial services. When the firm sat down to review its strategy last year, a decision was made to grab the issue of financial services by the horns. […]

In brief: Greenpeace addresses YSG meeting

Greenpeace UK’s campaign and legal director Sarah Burton will address a meeting of the London Young Solicitors Group at the Law Society on Wednesday. Burton, a lawyer with experience in litigation and environmental law, will address the issue of campaigning for the environment.

CITY firm Penningtons has taken on a marketing specialist for a newly-created post of head of business development

CITY firm Penningtons has taken on a marketing specialist for a newly-created post of head of business development. Joan Radley, who worked in marketing and strategic planning for US pharmaceuticals and healthcare company Warner Lambert and Fisons, started at the firm’s London office this month. Before joining the firm she was responsible for marketing and […]

National Five-a-Side Football Competition

The Lawyer is pleased to announce the 1995 Legal National Five-a-Side football tournament in conjunction with Arsenal Football Club. This is the third year of this highly popular event and last season it attracted entries from over 150 teams keen to play in a good cause. The competition is open to all members of the […]

In brief: Cameras roll for fashion expert Carter-Silk

Edward Lewis partner Alexander Carter-Silk starts filming this week for a new BBC television documentary on the fashion industry. A fashion and copyright specialist, Carter-Silk will discuss the legal aspects of the industry, including counterfeiting, copyright, and designer rights. The programme is the second BBC appearance by Carter-Silk, who last year discussed counterfeiting on breakfast […]

Latin America poised for onslaught from US firms

US lawyers are targeting Latin America as a major growth area for legal work, in response to the business spin-off from the increasing numbers of US and British companies setting up there. Delegates from US-based Commercial Law Affiliates (CLA), the world’s largest law firm network, met in Sao Paulo, Brazil, earlier this month to consider […]

Solicitors Trust signs network

The Solicitors Trust, the co-operative national press advertising campaign for solicitors, has signed up the Conquest legal network to promote the scheme. Conquest, which has 250 members, has negotiated a 10 per cent discount off the standard u70 per week cost to join the Solicitors Trust advertising club, which intends to spend u10,000 a week […]

Tales of the unexpected

John Browne believes the key to successful financial management lies in being well-prepared for the unpredictable Expecting the unexpected used to be the preserve of strategists and corporate advisers; not any more. These days it is a skill that many people are having to acquire and, more than ever, there is widespread recognition that one […]

Mackay plan plugs franchise firms

FRANCHISED firms will be in the driving seat when it comes to competing for contracts under Lord Mackay’s proposed new legal aid regime. Details are yet to be fleshed out, but franchise-holders will have a distinct advantage when the system is overhauled. It is understood that non-franchised firms will not be barred from applying to […]

Dentons film expert in job wrangle

DENTON Hall is involved in termination negotiations with media and technology solicitor Angela Jackson, after it made her redundant on three months notice at the end of last year. Jackson, widely-known in film and television circles, was offered a consultancy by the firm, but she says it was tied to “unfavourable and restrictive terms”. She […]

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