23 July 2001

Biko’s champion

Sir Sydney Kentridge was defence barrister in the two highest-profile cases in apartheid South Africa. But at 78 are the energy levels starting to run low?


Tucked away in the latest half-year deal tables is a name that barely resonates outside Holborn. (For the benefit of our City readers: that’s slightly west of you.) Nestling cosily between Ashurst Morris Crisp and Norton Rose in the Thomson Financial table of UK announced deals is none other than Nabarro Nathanson.In the first six […]

Going on strike

I’m sure readers will remember the poor treatment endured by our good friend Ian Rose of Watson Farley & Williams and his dog Flossy when on a stroll in Regent’s Park. Flossy’s cheese toy was apparently making too much noise for those cads at Theodore Goddard to concentrate on their game of softball, so they […]

A clear aim for the firm

Tulkinghorn understands the need for firms to take their partners on retreats to discuss strategy, branding (Tulkinghorn has himself been considering ‘going lower case’, as is de rigeur), business development and to enjoy a general bonding exercise. However, one had no idea the extremes to which firms will go to keep partners ‘on message’. Take […]

George Bull

Once upon a time, partnership was considered the zenith of both professional and personal success. Unfortunately, some fairy tales feature a grisly end – much like partnership in the 21st century.Many law firms can trace their roots back 200 years or more. In the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, most firms focused on keeping equity […]

The wrong trousers

Lawyers, as we all know, are not only fine, upstanding members of the community, but also big spenders. But that doesn’t matter a jot when you want to get into the Dover Street Wine Bar in London – at least not if you’ve got jeans on. One partner at a leading regional firm, however, came […]

Bar talk

The Government plans to publish a white paper on the viability of a fixed tariff scheme of compensation in clinical negligence cases. The tariffs will depend on the severity of the claim and will include non-financial compensation such as increased nursing help or medical support at home.The scheme is not intended to block clinical negligence […]

Caf&#233 culture

Regular readers will of course remember the recent Eversheds competition to come up with a name for its new Manchester office. Entries flooded in, with the eventual winner being the truly inspired ‘Eversheds House’. Now Tulkinghorn has a new challenge for all you creative geniuses – to name the new caf&#233 in Eversheds House. So, […]

Case book

Judgments Amersham Pharmacia Biotech AB v (1) Amicon Ltd (2) Millipore (UK) Ltd (3) Millipore Corporation (5/7/01) CALords: Aldous, Hale, ParkerThe protocol on the interpretation of Art.69 European Patent Convention did not introduce into UK law a doctrine of infringement by equivalent effect by use of a different mechanism.Appearances: Henry Carr QC and Iain Purvis […]

Cottrills joins motorcycle gang

Cottrill Stone Lawless & Co has joined a national network of 14 practices across the country servicing the British Motorcyclists Federation’s (BMF) new Biker Legal Line. The Manchester firm, designated ‘biker friendly’ thanks to the profile of motorcycling partner Philip Shuker, will handle personal injury claims on behalf of the service.BMF chief executive Simon Wilkinson […]

An old firm game

Tulkinghorn has a new favourite firm. It might not be that popular with the residents of the Barbican (they’ve been making a frightful amount of noise on closing deals, apparently), but Linklaters & Alliance has won Tulkinghorn over. I concede that this has little to do with their ability as lawyers (although one has no […]

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