28 August 1995


Pinsent Curtis acted for IM Properties on the sale of 32 industrial and office premises to Deedcrest for £19.7 million. Deedcrest is acting as general partner for the Greenridge Partnership, involving Green Properties and GE Capital instructing law firms Stones Porter and Nabarro Nathanson respectively. Mackie & Dewar and Steadman Ramage advised IM and Deedcrest […]

The Lawyer Inquiry: Gillian Downie

Gillian Downie was born in Paisley in 1961 and is now an assistant in the commercial property department at Alex Morrison & Co in Glasgow. What was your first job? Shop assistant in a pharmacy. What was your first ever salary as a lawyer? So long ago I can’t remember. What would you have done […]


Paisner & Co acted for GUS Property Management, in London, in its purchase of Connswater Shopping Centre, Belfast. Cleaver Fulton & Rankin advised in Belfast and Kearney Sefton advised vendors Deramore Lamont.

Doubly Deviant, Doubly Damned – Society's Treatment of Violent Women

Ann Lloyd – Penguin £6.99 Whatever the myths would have us believe about women being “deadlier than the male”, Anne Lloyd’s account of society’s treatment of violent women attempts to put the record straight. Dr Gillian Mezey, a consultant at St George’s Hospital and Medical School, states: “If a woman commits an offence she has […]

Litigation Forthcoming Case 29/08/95

More than just the air that they breathe Roger Pearson adds the name of 1960s band The Hollies to the growing list of copyright litigation There seems little abatement in the tide of music industry litigation. And in the wake of other major copyright cases, members of 1960s chart-topping group The Hollies are heading for […]

Polygram takes action against Hungarians over failed tender

SJ BERWIN and US firm Shearman & Sterling are advising record label Polygram on possible action against the Hungarian government after the company was allegedly discriminated against in a privatisation bid. Polygram claims it was shut out of the privatisation offer involving Hungary’s state-owned record company in favour of a local company. Polygram lost out […]

In brief: Acquisitions Monthly

Information provided by Acquisitions Monthly on lawyers in mergers and acquisitions inaccurately reported that Lovell White Durrant acted for the Wellcome Trust on the Glaxo takeover. Instead, Cameron Markby Hewitt acted on behalf of the Wellcome Trust and Lovell White Durrant acted on behalf of the financial advisers to the trust.

Devolution would boost Scots' share of legal work

SCOTTISH law students believe devolution would generate more legal work for law firms north of the border. The patriotic instincts of the part-time students attending Strathclyde University’s LLB course are revealed in a survey conducted by the college. Just under 60 per cent of the respondents said a Scottish parliament or assembly would benefit solicitors […]

In brief: LCD takes action against squatters

The Lord Chancellor’s Department and Home Office have launched a county court procedure using sections of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act to combat squatting in houses, shops and other buildings. Under the procedure a person with a right to immediate possession of a building or land or part of a building or its […]

Fast-track deal for hospital notes

CLAIMS for damages brought following the injury of hospital patients look set to be speeded up by a Law Society proposal to simplify discovery of medical records. Lawyers acting for personal injury and medical negligence claimants will be able to obtain copies of hospital notes by simply exchanging forms with the authorities involved. The system […]

Case questions City election procedures

THE COURT victory of elected City of London alderman Malcolm Matson has been heralded a landmark decision by his solicitor. Michael Smyth was speaking after the High Court ruled that the City’s Court of Aldermen must explain its decision not to confirm Matson’s appointment. Matson had been elected alderman for the Bread Street ward last […]

Shropshire head to Eversheds

Cyril Dixon reports THE HEAD of Shropshire County Council’s legal department has left to join the public sector unit of Eversheds’ East Midlands office. Stephen Matthew, formerly county secretary and solicitor, has joined partner Nigel Sternberg’s team at the Nottingham-based unit. Matthew, who has been a public sector lawyer for 15 years, including a spell […]

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