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Linklaters leads drug firms' mega-merger

LINKLATERS’ senior partner Charles Allen-Jones is leading a team of partners advising SmithKline Beecham on its intended merger with American Home Products (AHP), one of the leading pharmaceutical groups in the US. The merger would create a company with sales of more than £16bn and a stock market valuation of £75bn. But the merger, the […]

Litigation Personal Injury 3/2/98

Quinn v MoD CA 28 November, 1997 Claimant: Ronald Quinn, 65 Incident: Exposure to asbestos Injuries and contentions: Appellant exposed to asbestos dust for more than 40 years while serving in the Royal Navy claimed damages from Ministry of Defence (MoD). Alleged that between 1949 and 1956 he was exposed to large quantities of asbestos […]

Lawyers going solo

Four solicitors give their very different views on how to develop conveyancing…Michael Garson is a partner at Phillip Hodges & Co and creator of IPSO. Much has been said and written in the last year about the opportunities for solicitors to become involved in the house transfer process. Effecting a sea-change in the composition of […]

UK-China venture offers legal Web site

SLAUGHTER and May trainee solicitor, Paul Cheng, has set up China’s first non-governmental Web site produced through a joint venture with the universities of London, Peking and Tsinghua. The China Connection Legal Forum Web site was officially launched on 28 January to coincide with the Chinese New Year. The Web site offers a variety of […]

Flagship govt legal service still under wraps

Chris Fogarty wonders whether the Government’s plan for a Community Legal Service will prove to be as revolutionary as many hope. By any measure it is a bold statement. ‘The Community Legal Service (CLS) can do for the law what the NHS did for national health when it started 50 years ago,’ Law Centres’ Federation […]

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