24 January 2000

Ashursts lawyer heads in house

Bath, a lawyer in the law firm’s energy and projects group, joins Marubeni Europower in London where she will be responsible for power projects in the UK, Europe, Russia, the Middle East and Africa. The author of a text book on Indian power projects, Bath will also be involved in projects that Marubeni is developing […]

Cartwrights opens Cardiff office

The new office will be fully staffed and concentrate predominantly commercial and IT law, claims resolution, commercial property and planning and employment law. Partners Nigel H Williams, Richard Ottley, Emrys Parry and Glynis John – who head the relevant departments – are likely to spend at least one day a week at the new office. […]

Mishcon wins back Head of Meryet

The head of Michcon’s art law group, Karen Sanig led a team in a two-year battle to secure the return of the “Head of Meryet

Think tank calls for single investigatory unit

It also proposes that the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) should, in some cases and after the trial, publish details of the investigation. Duplication usually arises where bodies such as the Inland Revenue, the SFO, the police, Customs and Excise, the DTI and industry regulators, carry out separate investigations on the same issues. Clifford Chance partner, […]

Mississippi men face stiff penalties

The ultra-conservative Southern state is considering a public-sex-and-nudity law with a clause that will make it illegal for men with erections to appear in public – even if they are fully clothed The bill, introduced by Republican state Senator Tom King at the request of a constituent, defines nudity to include “the showing of covered […]

Landwell recruits global head and seven new partners

Alan Morris, an accountant, served as Simmons’ financial director and then spent three years as managing director until he was replaced by a managing partner – David Dickinson – in April last year. In his specially created new role, he is charged with ensuring that the firm’s 20 international practices are properly integrated. He will […]

DPP steps into double jeopardy debate

David Calvert-Smith says that in cases such as murder, rape or serious assault a suspect should be retried if there is compelling new evidence, such as DNA profiling, or a confession. He adds that although in general, he supports the double jeopardy rule, it was “a scandal” that criminals could brag about their crimes without […]

Corporate manslaughter laws to be reviewed

The hearing, earmarked for early February, is expected to decide what level of proof is required to successfully charge a negligent company with manslaughter. The court will look into the decision by Mr Justice Scott Baker who last year cleared Great Western Trains fir its part in the Southall rail smash which killed seven people. […]

Pinsent Curtis' London chief quits

Brister, who joined Pinsents from Linklaters in October 1996, plans to focus on other interests including his holiday home rental company, Rural Retreats. He will continue as a partner at Pinsents until the end of this year and then take on a consultancy role with the firm. Pinsents has already elected to replace Brister with […]

DAC loses banking team to Osborne Clarke

Department chief Chris Sykes joins as a partner and will head up the banking group at his new firm. He is accompanied by partner John Hayward and two assistants.- Akmal Ghauri and Celena Ong – who also join the banking department. The departures leave DAC with just two banking partners – John Nelmes and Paul […]

Clifford Chance appoints forensic accountant

Stephen Lewis, who has spent much of his time work in a consultancy role on a Clifford Chance project since he left Price Waterhouse in 1998, is a chartered accountant specialising in damages assessment and financial investigations. He says he will help the legal teams on the financial front at all stages of the litigation […]

Herbert Smith takes over Denton Hall Tokyo office

The firm, which has not got a presence in the area, has poached managing partner David Lewis as well as a team of 10 assistants and support staff. The Lawyer understands Lewis decided to leave Denton Hall because he disagreed with the Wilde Sapte marriage. The merged firm will remain in the region through Wilde […]

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