18 June 2001

Can’t stop, won’t stop

With a heroic past behind him, Jonathan Horsfall Turner says he is ready for retirement. But he is finding it hard to hang up his boots For a man who is supposed to have retired four weeks ago, Jonathan Horsfall Turner is not doing very well at putting his feet up. Having arrived at a […]

Doctor Spin

They promised it would be driven by spin. They promised it would be won and lost on the marketing field. They promised an election driven by style not substance.In the end it wasn’t. This was the election with no substance and precious little style – unless Calvin Klein counts as style. The men in black […]

A breed apart

Despite the Bar Council professing otherwise, employed barristers still feel like second-class citizens. Brendan Malkin asks: can their status drop any lower? “What’s wrong with us?” That is the cry of those who comprise the employed bar after years of being snubbed by their self-employed peers as either inferior or not even part of the […]

No place like home

The effects of devolution on the Welsh bar has been more limited than in other areas. Ronan Hughes reports on the battle to keep work from the clutches of the London sets Just over two years ago Wales celebrated a new voice for its people. Devolution created the Welsh National Assembly, offering the country a […]

Going it alone

Devolution has produced many opportunities for the Welsh legal world, but change is never easy. Tessa Shellens investigates what it will take to overcome the teething problems Devolution in Wales has been greeted with mixed reaction. There is a degree of scepticism about the extent of power given to the National Assembly of Wales in […]

Bond Pearce launches transport unit after shipping specialist hire

Bond Pearce is forming an integrated transport unit following the hire of highly-rated shipping specialist Nick Horton from disbanded marine firm Grant & Horton. Horton joins Bond Pearce with assistant solicitor Tracey Martin. Grant & Horton ceased to practise with effect from 31 May. The firm’s other two partners chose to go their separate ways. […]

Assembled for change

Since devolution the Welsh nationalists have certainly come into their own, showing a strength of skill that will help the country stand alone. Gareth Chadwick reports Carolyn Kirby, deputy vice president of the Law Society, is worried. “It’s not until one of the big London firms makes a mistake – a big mistake – that […]

Glaxo to review panel

GlaxoSmithKline is carrying out a complete review of its outside law firms and will have a new panel by the end of the year. The pharmaceuticals giant, which was advised on its merger last year by Linklaters & Alliance and Slaughter and May, will send out invitations to tender in the next few months. Cynthia […]

McGrigor Donald records record growth in turnover

McGrigor Donald has announced a record turnover for last year, bringing in a total of £36.6m. This figure is almost a third up on the previous year’s total of £27.25m. Although managing partner Kirk Murdoch would not elaborate on specific figures, he did say that profits had grown at a higher percentage than turnover, and […]

Right Side Up: Building Brands in the Age of the Organised Consumer

Published by HarperCollins (ISBN 0002571528) The so-called ‘Information Age’ has led to a new breed of marketing guru with their e-this and m-that, 10 principles of this, 12 rules of that. The bookshelves are full of e-marketing treatises. But marketing has had its own discourse before the advent of cyberspace and Alan Mitchell has been […]

Lawrence Graham partner flees

A top Lawrence Graham partner has resigned and left the country amid allegations of financial wrongdoing. Corporate partner Michael Fielding instructed Westminster firm Radcliffes to hand his resignation to the partnership after leaving the country a fortnight ago. It is understood that the partners of the firm were unaware he was intending to leave.But Lawrence […]

Law Society rent forces Euro group into debt

The Law Society has pushed its own European Group into the red after forcing it to pay corporate rates for Chancery Lane room hire, a minimum of £300 per night. The Law Society European Group (LSEG) is a professional body of the UK Law Society made up of members specialising in European law. It carries […]

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