22 October 2001

Blue is the colour

Shailesh Vara, in-house lawyer to a webcam business, is also the new Conservative vice-chairman. It’s lucky he has a trade to fall back on

Clyde in Central European drive with Belgrade office

Clyde & Co has opened an office in Belgrade in the first leg of its planned expansion into the former Yugoslavia and its surrounding countries. The five-person office was formally launched last week and will be run jointly by two local partners, Radoje Stefanovic and Miodrag Trajkovic. They also plan to use a network of […]

War crimes lawyers in UN corruption probe

The Registrar of the International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) Hans Holthuis is investigating allegations by the United Nations (UN) that lawyers are fee-sharing legal aid with their clients. The report by the UN’s Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) into fee-splitting in the ICTY and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) found […]

There is still a place for traditional professional values

Money, money, money, it’s a rich man’s world. Swedes are back in fashion, it seems, with Mr Erikkson being the toast up and down the land. But money just never seems to go out of fashion, or out of the headlines, when it comes to the legal profession.The recent survey by The Lawyer (13 August) […]

The saint and the sinner

Tulkinghorn was very excited when Sir Bob Geldof decided not just to feed the world, but to feed all the hungry solicitors at a reception and awards ceremony held for the winners of the student pro bono challenge. But not, it seems, as excited as Solicitor General Harriet Harman, who sneaked away from the front […]

Separated at birth

It seems that one tennis player has found ways to fill the other 50 weeks of the year after the Wimbledon fortnight is over. Rather than traipse all over the world playing in tournaments which are mere shadows of the strawberries and mad Henmanites fest, Greg Rusedski has seemingly opted for the more exciting world […]

The old school

Tulkinghorn would like to officially put a stop to rumours that lawyers are no longer focusing on internet-related work. Last Monday, Mrs Tulkinghorn returned from her weekly Computing for the Elderly class at the village hall, all excited about a new electronic phenomenon called ‘Friends Reunited’.This is a site on the information superhighway, she said […]

Business management news

InterCall, a conference call service provider, has appointed Helen Roberts as business development officer for its new specialist division LegalConnect. LegalConnect will provide a telephone-conference facility designed specifically for the legal profession. Roberts joins InterCall from BT, where she set up BT Legal Call. She is now responsible for sales, marketing and coordinating operations at […]

A financial clout

Solicitors’ ‘mainstream’ services will soon come under the remit of the FSA. Nevin Weakly looks at the advice that many can no longer give and the costs involved to become authorised On 1 December 2001, a date known as N2, the Financial Services Authority (FSA) will be confirmed as the regulator for all mainstream advice. […]

Linklaters hires Jim Wadia as COO

Linklaters & Alliance has appointed Jim Wadia, former worldwide managing partner and chief executive officer of Arthur Andersen, as a non-lawyer chief operating officer (COO). He will be part of Linklaters‘ senior management team, working with senior partner Anthony Cann and reporting to managing partner Tony Angel.Cann said there was a firm-wide consensus on Wadia’s […]

Leader

A year ago, Rodgin Cohen took over as senior partner at Sullivan & Cromwell, saying he anticipated “very little in the way of change of course”.Hardly. Cohen’s reign has coincided with a serious strategic shift in Sullivan & Cromwell’s European practice. Last year, the firm elected 14 lawyers to partnership, and no fewer than five […]

Comment

The Auld report on the criminal courts is already proving controversial. Much heralded, and supposedly much delayed, the report of Lord Justice Auld’s review of the criminal courts – all 700 pages of it – has finally seen the light of day early. It is vital that the bar should respond to the challenges set […]

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