26 January 1998

In brief: Titmuss Sainer accused in Robinson case

Titmuss Sainer Dechert was accused of lying by David Maclean, the former Conservative Home Office minister, last week in the House of Commons. The attack came over the firm’s role in advising Geoffrey Robinson, the Treasury minister who is under pressure over his tax affairs. Titmuss Sainer has strongly denied the charge.

Medical negligence practitioners move to Jones Maidment

Manchester niche medical negligence practice, Hatton Scates & Horton is to join 13-partner practice Jones Maidment Wilson. Olivia Scates and Claire Horton, who co-founded the niche firm in 1993, are now partners in Jones Maidment. They take with them two assistants and a trainee. Medical negligence practitioners have complained that the wholesale introduction of conditional […]

Ashursts brings EU judgment to UK

Ashurst Morris Crisp has won the first English test of whether consent judgments in European courts can be enforced over here. Ashursts’ client, luxury car leasing company Landhurst, won its case in the Belgian courts against a company which had leased three Ferraris and two Aston Martins from it without paying for them. The company, […]

Bucharest growth

Sinclair Roche & Temperley has expanded its Bucharest office with the acquisition of David Stabb, who joins the firm from the Budapest office of Cameron McKenna. The firm was one of the first foreign practices to set up an office in the Rumanian capital, establishing in 1991. It now has two English-qualified lawyers stationed in […]

Gwent courts fall foul of inspectors

GWENT magistrates courts have been criticised by inspectors for providing a ‘generally poor quality of service’ to the public. But the Magistrates Court Committee (MCC) for Gwent has expressed disappointment at the negative tone of the report issued last week by HM Magistrates Courts Service Inspectorate. Government inspectors visited Gwent MCC’s courthouses for 11 days […]

A hasty approach

The consequences of getting the introduction of conditional fees wrong are dire, so why is Lord Irvine rushing to introduce them? ask Richard Fox and Richard Evans. Richard Fox is honorary secretary of the London Solicitors Litigation Association (LSLA) and a partner at Kingsley Napley; Richard Evans is president of the LSLA and a partner […]

White & Case story

The article ‘White & Case to shut Tashkent arm’ which appeared in The Lawyer, 20 January 1998 incorrectly stated that UK firm Cameron McKenna was the only foreign law firm in Tashkent following the decision of White & Case to shut its office in the city. In fact, US firms Le Boeuf Lamb Greene & […]

In brief: Law Society comes to rescue of ailing firms

A package of measures to help ailing firms is being put together by the Law Society. Details of the scheme are still being thrashed out but Geoffrey Sandercock, chair of the Law Society’s practice development committee, told last week’s meeting of the society’s council that firms would be able to receive advice on everything, from […]

Zambian protest

The Law Society has complained to the Zambian President Frederick Chiluba about the treatment of lawyer Rodger Chambwe. Chambwe has been forced to live outside his country as a result of his political activities. He was allegedly subject to intimidation including an assassination attempt in August last year. The International Bar Association has also registered […]

Couderts takes over Pepper Hamilton's CIS operations

Philadelphia-based Pepper Hamilton & Scheetz has shut down its operations in the CIS and sold off its practice in the region to Coudert Brothers, ending six months of negotiations between the two firms. Pepper Hamilton operated three offices in the CIS in Moscow, Almaty and St Petersburg. The offices in Moscow and St Petersburg, where […]

In brief: Bar prepares for rights-of-audience battle

The Bar Council is bracing itself for a further assault on the practice base of its members following the Government’s announcement last week that it plans to give CPS lawyers full rights of audience. The Bar Council chairman, Heather Hallett QC, who specialises in prosecution work, is to spearhead the Bar Council’s response to the […]

Law Society votes on MDP models

The Law Society council has voted in a secret meeting to ask the profession to choose a range of models for the way multidisciplinary partnerships (MDPs) should be regulated. The society has so far officially had an ‘open mind’ on the issue of allowing lawyers to share profits with other professionals. A working group, chaired […]

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