22 May 1995

The Lawyer Inquiry: Tim Maloney

Tim Maloney What was your first job? Form monitor (unpaid); barman (paid). What was your first ever salary as a lawyer? £1,000 pa. What would you have done if you hadn’t become a lawyer? Sulked. Which law could you live without? The rule against perpetuities. What car do you drive? My wife’s. Who inspires you? […]

Property

Church Adams Tatham & Co advised the Woolwich Pension Fund Trust Company on the purchase of a site from Wickes Developments, advised by in-house lawyer Helen Black, and a lease to Wickes Building Supplies following a funded development for an overall price of around £2.843 million.

Financings

Gouldens advised Fidelity Medical

Property

Gordons Wright & Wright acted on the purchase of land at Oulton Lane, Rothwell for Wm Morrison Supermarkets, which aims to develop the site as a new superstore. Eversheds Hepworth & Chadwick advised United Transport Tankers and BET on the deal.

Bar Council scheme overhauls 'haphazard' selection process

THE BAR Council this week unveiled its long-awaited proposals for revamping the system for processing pupillage applications to chambers. Modelled on the UCAS system for awarding university places, the Pupillage Applications Clearing House (PACH), aims to link candidates and their prospective employers with a single application. PACH would remove uncertainty from the process by ensuring […]

Staying on the white side of the law

Keith Oliver Considering the recent fortunes of two targets of his admiration – he admits that he is a passionate supporter of Manchester United and that his hero is Eric Cantona – Keith Oliver no doubt hopes his own fortunes will be different. A litigation partner with West End firm Peters & Peters, Oliver is […]

In brief: Conditional fees protection plan on offer

A new conditional fee protection plan is being launched by Litigation Protection in response to the Lord Chancellor’s recent announcement on “no win no fee” arrangements. The plan will cover all classes of litigation included in the new conditional fee regulations – cases of personal injury and medical negligence, insolvency work, and applications to the […]

Art of persuasion

Written communication is an essential part of being an expert witness. The expert’s report provides an opportunity to exhibit the quality, excellence and innovation in the expert’s thinking. But presenting a report in evidence is also a challenging and complex task. The other side in the dispute will have their own expert whose responsibilities include […]

In brief: Report brands civil courts 'too slow'

The civil court system is condemned in a new survey as too slow, too complicated, open to manipulation and not user-friendly enough. Three quarters of people who have been involved in a dispute criticised the procedure and only 13 per cent found it easy to understand. The survey for the BBC Radio 4 ‘Law in […]

Dentons' Dale spurns Dibbs overture

DENTON Hall employment head Stephanie Dale has rejected an offer from rival practice Dibb Lupton Broomhead to move to its London office. Dale was expected to fill the void left by former London head of employment Jill Andrew, who quit the practice in March. The employment group is operated on a national basis by partner […]

Human rights specialist rewarded for 'dedicated' death row work

HUMAN rights specialist Saul Lehrfreund has been named as the first recipient of the Bernard Simons Memorial Award. Established in memory of Simons, who died in 1993 during his presidency of the London Criminal Courts Solicitors Association, the award recognises personal endeavour in the practice of criminal law and in the promotion, protection and advancement […]

Mackay snubs Law Soc aid plan

THE LORD Chancellor has dismissed the Law Society’s blueprint for legal aid reform and called for a more imaginative response to his own radical proposals. A cash-limited legal aid fund and the restriction of legal aid delivery to franchised firms are central tenets of the Lord Chancellor’s reform Green Paper. The proposals are vigorously opposed […]

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