16 September 1996

Suppliers blast Law Society IT directory

Alison Laferla reports Legal IT suppliers, angry at being excluded from the Law Society’s IT directory, have accused the society of doing its members a disservice by failing to carry out research for the directory properly. The Information Technology Directory, published in August, is sold to members for £35. It aims to “provide guidance on […]


Taylor Johnson Garrett acted for Barbican Healthcare in its application for admission to AIM


Denton Hall advised Dutch development company MAB on the sale of Arcades shopping Centre, Lancashire, for £35 million. The centre, the first of a number of UK developments for MAB, was purchased by CGI, a German open-ended fund. CGI was advised by Linklaters & Paines.


Herbert Smith acted for Lazard Capital Markets in relation to the secondary listing by way of introduction of Stolt-Neilsen SA’s class B shares on the London Stock Exchange.The market capitalisation was approximately £350 million. White & Case acted for Stolt-Neilsen.

The most fun a silk can have

An aptitude for Latin at school is what led Elizabeth Lawson into law. It was the only subject she was good at, and her teacher had said that the only profession it was really any use for is law. Lawson adds: “That is quite untrue, of course.” She also explains that one of the reasons […]

A think-tank is the solution

The Law Society has been seen as an easy scapegoat on which to blame the perilous state of the High Street law firm. But the reasons for the problems being faced by many practices are far more complex. Basically too many solicitors are chasing too little work for which they are inadequately qualified. And if […]

Crash victims line up at Collins

A firm of solicitors situated next to the site of last month’s Watford Junction train crash has landed a new round of business from injury victims seeking compensation. Collins solicitors, specialists in personal injury and medical negligence, prompted around 20 victims to pursue compensation claims through the firm after 22 turned up to a seminar […]

The rising stars of the regions

The regions have not been ignored by solicitors in their recommendations of up-and-coming juniors in family and matrimonial matters. It is a field that needs, as one solicitor says, “someone who is superb with clients, very understanding and able to smooth things over with the clients, as well as fighting in their corner”. In Birmingham, […]

Simmons pair chosen to teach eco law to Russians

Simmons & Simmons environmental law partner Stephen Tromans and associate James Fitzgerald are to fly to Russia in October and November to train its government lawyers in international environmental law. The Russian Federation is reviewing its environmental legislation in order to try to make it compatible with EC and international environmental law. As part of […]

Firm sues for libel over fax

West END solicitors The Grangewoods Partnership is suing another West End law firm for libel damages over an unsigned fax. The Grangewoods Partnership has issued a High Court writ claiming libel damages from the 31-partner Forsyte Saunders Kerman of New Cavendish Street. Grangewoods claims Forsyte sent it a libellous, typewritten, unsigned fax on 23 August. […]

In brief: Timothy Lloyd QC moves up to High Court

The head of 11 Old Square Chambers, Timothy Lloyd QC, will take up his appointment as a High Court judge in the Chancery division next month. Lloyd was called to the Bar by the Middle Temple in 1970 and became a bencher in 1994. He took silk in 1986 and is approved to sit as […]

CCBE causes embarrassment

European Bar leaders were due last weekend to discuss how to better present themselves, after an embarrassing session at the American Bar Association Conference last month in which they appeared to contradict each other. The session, entitled ‘The European Lawyer’, and held in Orlando, Florida, was sponsored by the Council of the Bars and Law […]

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