26 September 1994

That old black magic

I agree with Bibi Berki’s comments in “The Black Art of Advertising” (The Lawyer, 20 September) that lawyers have become less resistant to marketing, but disagree that the freedom to advertise is still considered a novelty. In my experience, City and regional law firms have a good understanding of the role of advertising in all […]

Social policy vs free market

I refer to a recent Litigator’s View (The Lawyer, 16 June). Jonathan Moore of Hammond Suddards suggests that the case brought by Tommy Hilfiger against Tesco relates to exhaustion of trade mark rights, a general issue which was tackled on 16 July when the European Court of Justice gave judgment in the Silhouette case. We […]

The Lawyer Inquiry: Mark Stephens

MBA courses for lawyers are the shape of things to come, says Simon Rogers. Simon Rogers is assistant editor of The Big Issue. Imagine sole practitioners sitting down with the managing partners of huge city firms, each learning something from the other. This is the future of legal education, if the students who have just […]


Hanover Property Unit Trust, advised by Davies Arnold Cooper, has bought for over u40m the assets of Rutland Group and has taken three of its companies out of receivership. Receivers Price Waterhouse were advised by Richards Butler.

Agreeing transatlantic compensation

Roger Pearson looks ahead A case is in the pipe-line which promises to turn into a fascinating transatlantic dispute over inter-activity between our High Court and the US courts. It centres on an award of $2.9 million compensation to widow Julie Hardy in respect of the death of her husband, Stephen, on 15 August 1991 […]


Scottish Life, advised by Speechly Bircham, has bought shopping units in High Street, Sutton, from Sutton Town Square Development, a joint venture of Alders and Gracemount Developments, advised by Macfarlanes.


Carnell was advised by Walsh Lawson on its placing on the USM sponsored Fiske & Co, advised by Titmuss Sainer Dechert.

Solicitors vital to the business world

Solicitors form an integral part of the business world and make a significant contribution to the commercial sector, Law Society President Charles Elly said at an Institute of Directors meeting last week. Despite the fact that legal advice could be crucial to the success of a venture, some companies still neglected to take it. The […]

Merger on cards for London firms

A NEW firm is set to enter the top 100 if merger talks succeed. West End commercial property firms Forsyte Kerman and Saunders Sobell Leigh & Dobin are in talks on merger prospects. Forsyte Kerman managing partner Alan Kaufman says: “We are in merger talks with Saunders Sobel, but it is too early to say […]

Law Soc takes PR show to its members

The Law Society has launched its meet-the-members roadshow in the full knowledge that as a professional body it will “never be deeply loved” (The Lawyer 7 June). The aim of the public relations offensive is to give solicitors a chance to make their views known and for the society to explain its role and the […]

Linklaters leads flotation business

Linklaters & Paines is leading the City on company flotation work. It has almost a third more flotations than its nearest rival Freshfields. Linklaters, according to figures from KPMG Corporate Finance, has amassed 33 flotations in the period running from 1 January 1992 to 30 June 1994. By comparison Freshfields had 23 deals, followed by […]

Bar Council elections

The Bar Council elections are once again in full swing with at least three strong contenders currently in the running for the post of vice chairman. Contenders will have been announced at the weekend’s Bar Council meeting. Current vice chairman Peter Goldsmith QC, of Fountain Court, is unlikely to be contested for the top job […]

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