26 November 2001

The truth, the whole truth…

More bad news for Clifford Chance and A&O from the early findings of website rollonfriday’s law firm survey. Clifford Chance has been criticised for its “dreadful sandwiches” and for the “shocking bad breath” of some of its partners. Rollonfriday also reports that at least one trainee was forced against her will to join the Christmas […]

Deals summary

Gouldens (William Oliver, Dominique Spurr, Andres Gumpert) advised Woodbridge House, Masons’ City office building, on its £26.1m refinancing. The syndicated loan was provided by Münchener Hypothekenbank and Westfälische Hypothekenbank, advised by Lawrence Graham (Nick Turner, Karen Royal). Lovells (Andrew Sanders) advised Threadneedle Property Investments working for Eagle Star on its disposal of a large part […]

Party off, dudes

‘Tis the season to be jolly, fa-la la la la la-la la la!’ Tulkinghorn is now in the Christmas spirit, able to look out from his perch on to the twinkling Christmas lights of Oxford Street. Already Mrs Tulkinghorn has made the plum pudding and placed her order at the newsagents for her festive issue […]

The Leader Column

The concern focuses on whether the wording of the FSMA successfully separates transactional legal advice from investment business, leading many to question whether or not – in the usual course of negotiations for clients – they are carrying out investment business. Most argue that they are not, but some are not so sure.Those who believe […]

Crystal clear?

One of Tulkinghorn’s scouts was a little bit confused by Linklaters partner Peter King during a recent press trip to Frankfurt. King was telling said scout that he lived in Frankfurt during the week and returned home to London at weekends, adding that his location made it easier for him to return to Gatwick rather […]

Microsoft secures new vice president

Microsoft’s general counsel and executive vice-president is stepping down after 22 years now that the company’s antitrust problems are drawing to an end. William Neukom led Microsoft’s response to the initial antitrust complaints brought by the US Federal Trade Commission, the US Department of Justice and the EU. The US cases are settled, but things […]

Eversheds loses key staff to thriving Ward Hadaway

Ward Hadaway has raided Eversheds for a number of new appointments to boost its construction and property departments. The North East firm has hired two Eversheds partners, an assistant and three property support staff.Construction partner Jonathan Marshall and property partner Roger Nankervis have both moved from Eversheds’ Newcastle office to join Ward Hadaway in Newcastle. […]

News in brief

A round up of stories from the UK and around the world Goodman Ray partner wins Unicef awardThe 2001 Unicef Child Rights Lawyer Award has been won by Peggy Ray, who is a senior partner in Hackney-based firm Goodman Ray. Ray won the award for her idea to set up a website for children in […]

Female lawyers are top on stress scale

Female lawyers are more stressed than their male counterparts, enjoy less leisure hours and value time over money, a survey conducted by Barclays Private Clients has revealed. But they also expect to earn more at the peak of their careers than male lawyers do.Female lawyers hope to earn, on average, £235,000 a year at the […]

The wonder years

The Human Rights Act has been in force for over a year – but who is monitoring its continuing development? Robin Allen QC argues the case for a national human rights commission From the outset it was recognised that the Human Rights Act would lead to litigation, but its larger social purpose was to introduce […]

Don't judge me

Forthright and critical of Government, David Pannick QC nevertheless remains its darling. Matheu Swallow talks to the Corrie fan who views his job as ‘entertaining himself’ “My first client was hanged, which wasn’t a good start.” The experience of David Pannick QC’s first case angered him so much that he wrote a book about it: […]

Woolf cost regimes 'should be scrapped'

A special meeting in Northamptonshire hosted by the Civil Justice Council will hear proposals for the scrapping of the costs regime set up by Lord Woolf. The council, the watchdog of the civil justice system, is chaired by Lord Phillips, who is keen for the Lord Chancellor to find a solution to the dual problems […]

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