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Child abuse battle clears first hurdle

A CHESHIRE solicitor who is campaigning for a public inquiry into numerous instances of sexual abuse at children’s homes in his area is preparing to take legal action against Health Secretary Stephen Dorrell. Peter Garsden, who has written twice to Dorrell demanding an inquiry, has won legal aid to investigate the possibility of seeking a […]

Court listings come on-line nationwide

Helen Sage reports An on-line court listings service first launched in the Crown Courts in October will soon be available for the Daily Cause List. The service, provided by Legal Information eXchange, was installed in the Western Circuit on 4 December, completing the nationwide service. The listings, which have been part of a two-year pilot […]


Mundays acted for the purchasers of Welmack Properties, the operators of the Market Cafe Covent Garden, London. Howard Kennedy advised the vendors.

Welsh Circuit leader

Crown Court recorder John Griffith Williams QC has been elected to lead the Wales and Chester Circuit. Griffith Williams, a tenant at 33 Park Place, in Cardiff, and Goldsmith Building, in Temple, will take up the position from 1 January. He succeeds Gerard Elias QC, of Farrar’s Building, in Temple, who has led the circuit […]

IP information firm picks Verity upgrade

Helen Sage reports Questel-Orbit, supplier of on-line intellectual property information, has chosen Verity’s Topic search engine for its new Internet multimedia service ‘Angie’. Questel-Orbit, a subsidiary of France Telecom, specialises in patent, trade mark, scientific chemical and business information and provides more than one billion documents on-line through 250 databases. Most of its 35,000-customer base […]

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