17 July 1995

Flotations

Theodore Goddard acted for Kingsbury plc in its £24 million flotation by way of a placing by Credit Lyonnais Laing.

Litigation Recent Decisions 18/07/95

Privileged communications between client and solicitor Barclays Bank v Eustice (1995) CA (Butler-Sloss LJ, Aldous LJ and Schiemann LJ) 6/7/95. Summary: Communications between solicitor and client relating to a proposed undervalue transaction to be disclosed. Defendant’s appeal against an order made on the application of the plaintiff bank under s.423 Insolvency Act 1986 and an […]

Property

Church Adams Tatham & Co and Manches & Co advised Railtrack plc and property company Lynton respectively in the sale of their interest in a site adjoining Marylebone Station to two subsidiary companies of Banque Paribas, which was advised by Holman Fenwick & Willan.

Bill Barton says new rules will put a stop to cowboy builders

New regulations are being introduced governing the conduct of construction on sites in the UK. This follows the implementation of the EC Directive (92/57/EEC) relating to temporary or mobile construction, which came into force on 31 March 1995. The regulations result from the Health and Safety Commission’s desire to improve safety on sites in the […]

The Lawyer Inquiry: William Longrigg

William Longrigg is a partner in the family department at City firm Charles Russell. Born in Oxford in 1960, he now lives in Battersea, London What was your first job? Barrister’s runner in Oxford on 50p per hour. What was your first ever salary as a lawyer? £5,000 as an articled clerk. £14,000 when newly […]

Financing

Pinsent Curtis (Leeds) acted for FKI plc in relation to £120 million syndicated revolving multi-currency and acceptance credit facilities led by Barclays Bank plc

Met acts to recover stolen police funds

Roger Pearson looks at the civil action to recover money from the Scotland Yard accountant who stole to fund his lavish lifestyle Court action is not yet over for shamed Scotland Yard accountant Anthony Williams, who was jailed in May for seven-and-a-half years after being convicted of massive theft from his police bosses. Williams, who […]

Clifford Chance energy expert helps boost LeBoeufs' growing ranks

CLIFFORD Chance energy specialist Alan Jones has jumped ship to join the London office of new multinational partnership LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae. Jones, the head of Clifford Chance’s London energy group and co-ordinator of its international energy and natural resources practice, took up his new post on 3 July. It is thought that he […]

Bradford lawyer faces expulsion

A SOLICITOR who attacked his secretary and called her a “scrubber” and a “slag” was due to face a decisive meeting this week after being ordered to pay £8,000 compensation by an industrial tribunal. Bradford lawyer John Macleod pinned the temporary worker to a wall and pushed her out of the office causing superficial injuries, […]

Bloomfielde berates society

LAW Society honorary auditor Leonard Bloomfield has fired a colourful broadside at Chancery Lane, raising fears that local societies are daring to debate issues like poverty. In the annual report, Bloomfield appears outraged that seminars by an office he investigated had titles like ‘Social law and the relief of poverty’. “The society’s assets and other […]

SA lawyer sets up in Erskine Chambers

SOUTH African Senior Counsel Leon Kuschke has set up practice in London’s Erskine Chambers after successfully completing a three-month pupillage with the set. Kuschke, who was admitted to the South African Bar in 1979, took silk in 1991. He joined the chambers of Richard Sykes QC from his Capetown practice at the start of the […]

Victorious Mears plans his assault

“SUPPORT the forces of darkness in July”, was one of the new Law Society president’s more tongue-in-cheek electoral battle cries. “The nice chaps have tried and failed. It is time to give the mean men a chance,” Martin Mears wrote in the May edition of the independent magazine he edits, Anglian Lawyer. Many council members […]

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