18 August 1997

Financing

Sinclair Roche & Temperley’s Singapore office advised Den Norske Bank

Flotations

Paisner & Co acted for Medisys on its reverse takeover of Needle Incinerator and its £30m admission to AIM. Simmons & Simmons acted for Needle Incinerator’s selling shareholders.

Property

Nabarro Nathanson acted for Midland Bank on the £20m sale and leaseback of 99 branches of the bank across the country

Flotations

Watson Farley & Williams’ London and New York offices advised Debonair Holdings

Flotations

Simmons & Simmons is advising AIM company Network Technology on its £56m placing and open offer on the London Stock Exchange. Denton Hall advised underwriter Singer & Friedlander. Donne Mileham & Haddock also advised the company.

Time for the US to open its doors

This month, New York lawyers will have the opportunity to comment on the issue of admitting foreign lawyers to their state. A consultation document on admissions to the New York Bar is in circulation, and responses are due shortly. The Law Society of England and Wales is of the opinion that it has scored a […]

The Lawyer Inquiry: Suzanne Fine

Suzanne Fine was born in London, where she currently lives. She is a practising barrister and head of the Bar Vocational Course at the College of Law in London. What was your first job? Prosecuting for the British Transport Police in 1976. What was your first ever salary as a lawyer? £20 for that first […]

Fury as SIF fees hike hits home

Firms of all sizes have reacted with anger and confusion to letters from the crisis-hit Solicitors Indemnity Fund (SIF) notifying them of massive hikes in their fund contributions. One leading figure, Dibb Lupton Alsop managing partner Nigel Knowles, said the City would be certain to back a campaign for SIF’s monopoly to be abolished following […]

Linklaters opens Essex communications centre

LINKLATERS & Paines has opened its long-planned new “disaster-proof” Essex communications centre. The £3m new site at Colchester Business Park, which opened this month, will safeguard the firm’s data in case disaster strikes its London offices, and also provide a 24-hour support service to the firm’s offices around the world. Simon Thompson, Linklaters’ head of […]

SFLA comes to aid of summer divorce victims

THE Solicitors Family Law Association (SFLA) has launched a leaflet campaign to promote its members to a wider public audience before the annual surge of summer divorces. The SFLA has launched a national helpline giving the name of the nearest SFLA solicitor, and is distributing a brochure that gives “10 good reasons for choosing an […]

Washington firm poaches partners for new LA office

US firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld has raided the Los Angeles offices of two national US firms in order to open up its own office in the city. The new Akin Gump office is the Washington firm’s second new venture this year following its opening of an office in London in May. It […]

In brief: Titmuss partner joins Holborn practice

Titmuss Sainer Dechert litigation partner John Hume is leaving the firm after 33 years, including 24 years as a partner, to become the sixth partner at litigation practice The Ralph Garry Partnership. The High Holborn-based practice has been renamed Ralph Hume Garry. Hume, a solicitor advocate, said his main clients would be coming with him, […]

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