19 May 1997


Ashurst Morris Crisp acted for the joint venture between Sir Robert McAlpine and Enteract on the construction, selling and underletting of the Johnson Fry Laser XI Royal Quays Enterprise Zone, a microelectronics research centre in Newcastle, launched as a property unit trust. Macfarlanes acted for the trust and Ward Hadaway acted for the first purchaser […]

The Lawyer Inquiry: Lynda Martin Alegi

Lynda Martin Alegi was born in Liverpool on 7 March 1952. She is a partner at Baker & McKenzie. What was your first job? Papergirl. What was your first ever salary as a lawyer? £1,500. What would you have done if you hadn’t become a lawyer? Been a kept woman. Which law could you live […]


Norton Rose acted for Wates City of London Properties on providing a £2m 20-year lease on 63,000 sq ft on 90 Queen Street, EC2 to Banca Commerciale Italiana, advised by Freshfields.


Rawlinson & Butler advised the vendors in the management buy-out of electronic component manufacturer and distributor Warth International for an undisclosed sum. Slaughter and May advised the management and Dibb Lupton Alsop advised Barclays Ventures, which provided equity for the buyout.


Eversheds’ Manchester office is acting for JJB Sports and Wigan Athletic on the construction of a new £24m, 25,000-seater stadium at Robin Park, Wigan, which will used by Wigan Athletic FC and Orrell Rugby Union.

Working out of law: Clive Anderson

Clive Anderson is a balding barrister and TV superstar. Why did you choose to study law/become a lawyer? Poor prospects as a professional footballer. Has it helped in your current role in other areas? Combined with my hairline it has helped journalists to describe me as the “balding barrister” or the “babbling brief”. It has […]

Working out of law: Esther Selsdon

Esther Selsdon is a trapeze artist and author of Unsustainable Positions. Why did you choose to study law/become a lawyer? I studied modern languages at university and then did the Diploma in Law as I thought that being a barrister would be a fulfilling job. I only wanted to be a barrister – never a […]

In brief: Asian helpline “breaks down barriers”

A legal helpline set up in January by the Society of Asian Lawyers (Sal) has received more than 500 calls from the Asian community in the UK. The free and confidential line is staffed by qualified volunteers. The society now has plans to expand the services it provides to the community. “By offering legal advice […]

Testing times for the LPC

The Legal Practice Course is responding to changing circumstances with several important revisions, says Nigel Savage. Professor Nigel Savage is chief executive at the College of Law. The Legal Practice Course (LPC) was introduced in September 1993 and represented a radical change from what had gone before. In one bound the Law Society departed from […]

New head for Dorset

Dorset County Council has appointed Olwen Pritchard-Jones to head its 21-strong legal department. A former solicitor at Tyne and Wear, Monmouth and Dyfed County Councils, Pritchard-Jones will become head of legal services following the sudden death of Michael Davies in February. Olwen-Jones last job was with the Pembrokeshire National Park Authority but she says she […]

War crimes. Trial and error tribunal

The conviction of the Bosnian Serb, Dusan Tadic, by the International War Crimes Tribunal in the Hague on 7 May, represents one of the most significant advances in the development of human rights law in recent years. The tribunal has pierced the corporate veil of the state and identified and tried a specific individual for […]

Tailor-made for controversy

CONTROVERSY is stalking the newly-reformed Legal Practice Course, set to make its debut in law schools around the country this September. At stake is the future of the LPC as we know it. Last month the Law Society put a ‘freeze’ on the number of LPC places available or, in the words of chair Simon […]

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