17 September 2001

The fight goes on

As Kamesh Bahl prepares for her appeal gainst the Law Society, she speaks out about how the case has affected her sanity and her finances After more than a year of silence, Kamlesh Bahl has decided to speak out. The former vice-president of the Law Society, who became embroiled in the most high-profile discrimination case […]

Turkish government passes law to formally accept foreign firms

The Turkish government has just passed a law allowing foreign firms to give international legal advice in the country. The move is being interpreted as one of Turkey’s many preparatory moves to gain entrance to the European Union.In reality, foreign firms have been practising international law in Turkey for more than a decade. White & […]


Lawyers spend their lives analysing, managing and controlling risk, but last week we all contemplated the unimaginable. Days on, and still the conversation is of nothing else. Even the simple greeting of “how are you?” provokes a pause, or a sigh and a “where were you when you heard?”. Again and again last week, people […]

Simmons & Simmons (Nick Norris) advised Cazenove

in its role as financial adviser to China Insurance International Holdings on its purchase of a 62.5 per cent stake in Tai Ping Life Insurance for HK$522.4m (£45.98m). China Insurance advised by Woo Kwan Lee & Lo, Tai Ping advised in-house.

Receiving reforms

The Government’s insolvency white paper has come under fire for being ‘a campaign against banks’ after the last recession. Jon Robins reports on the controversial reforms It was not the most promising of omens when shortly after the Government published its insolvency white paper, the manufacturing sector officially entered a recession. That is, of course, […]

Lathams shores up West Coast tech group

Latham & Watkins is hiring a new partner for its West Coast emerging technology company practice. The firm is taking on Craig Andrews as a partner in its San Diego office from telecoms company AirFiber. Andrews has been vice president for business development and general counsel there since the beginning of last year, before which […]

You're all a load of lawyers

It might have been a sunny Sunday at the end of the summer, but these were lawyers, and a competition is a competition, even if it was just football.The third annual The Lawyer Legal Fives was no walk in the park, as those members of The Lawyer’s team still hobbling around the office testify. Special […]

Up for the downstroke

Insolvency accountants, so long out of the frame, are set for a major comeback. Catrin Griffiths asks: can Deloitte & Touche and Ernst & Young edge out PwC and KPMG? It may sound ghoulish to say so, but insolvency is about to become big business again. Workout specialists and insolvency practitioners, who have languished out […]

Marketing measures

When a downturn is looming, the marketing department is often the first to see its budget get slashed. David Benady discovers how law firms are spending their money wisely Planning a marketing budget is no longer the hit and miss process of old. Sophisticated databases have enabled law firm marketers to get a much greater […]

Small Pieces Loosely Joined by David Weinberger

to be published by Perseus Books, spring 2002 (ISBN 0738205435) Yes, you’re right, it hasn’t been published yet. And no, I didn’t get an advance copy through the usual publishing company-book reviewer freebie routes. This is altogether different, but then it is David Weinberger, co-author of one of the few lasting things to come out […]

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