29 April 2002

Czech Andersen Legal in talks with E&Y

Andersen Legal’s law firms in the Czech Republic and Slovakia are in merger talks with the Ernst & Young network Andersen’s accountancy practices in the region are already set to merge with the fellow big five firm.The law firm talks are still at the due diligence stage. But if all goes well, the Andersen Legal […]

Mason Hayes' NY foray sees Bear Stearns hire

DUBLIN firm Mason Hayes & Curran is poised to open a New York representative office The firm has made a high-profile hire for the launch, taking on Bear Stearns’ Dublin general counsel to head up the new office.Mason Hayes will join the small band of Dublin firms with offices in the US. Ireland’s two largest […]

Deals summary

Weil Gotshal & Manges advised Barclays Capital as lead manager in a £357m securitisation of credit card receivables originated by Capital One Bank. Capital One advised by Clifford Chance (Kevin Ingram). Davis Polk & Wardwell (Warren Motley, John Brandow) advised Morgan Stanley & Co as lead managers of $7.3bn (£5bn) Securities and Exchange Commission-registered notes […]

Children in care

A staggering 36,400 children are currently accommodated by local authorities under care orders. The number has increased by 27 per cent in the past six years. It is frequently, and sometimes incorrectly, assumed that children will return home under care orders when the local authority has said so in its care plan. The House of […]

The AIM players

MEMERY CRYSTAL The 14-partner firm topped the billing for the second year running with a total of 34 AIM floats. Memery Crystal puts its success down to a good relationship with intermediaries. Seymour Pierce remained the predominant referrer of work from 2000-2001, although the firm also gets work from Collins Stewert. There are three corporate […]


Tulkinghorn has been looking forward to the third issue of Lawyer2B for weeks. It arrived on his desk last week and he was pleased to catch up on all the latest gossip from the world of legal education, not least the progress of Eddie ‘the Eagle’ Edwards, the ski-jump hero and now a wannabe lawyer. […]

Roy of the ruckers

Talking of Manchester United, a bizarre award was bestowed on club captain Irish midfielder Roy Keane last week.Keane has been awarded an honorary doctorate in law by University College Cork. The Observer sports section commented: “A proud moment for a man with a sparkling legal background. Keane picked up his first arrest in 1992, and […]

Lonely hearts

Recent cases have seen divorce law shaken up, with the courts in dispute about what’s fair. Martin Loxley reports If contemporary music albums were redefined, reshaped and repackaged by Sgt Pepper then the House of Lords attempted the same feat in ancillary relief in White v White (2000). Practitioners spent hours seeking to interpret, apply […]

A dying law

Euthanasia law has changed little in this country, but recent cases being referred to the European Court of Human Rights could herald a serious change. Sally Roberts reports The different schools of thought on the subject of euthanasia and the contentious circumstances surrounding the cases continue to call for medico-legal decision-making of the highest order. […]

Nowhere to hide

The Family Court was always regarded as private. But that was before a judgment allowed Glory Anne Clibbery to talk to the press about her broken relationship. Jon Robins reports “I thought that it was love, but I was no more than a sexual slave.” This was the headline-friendly revelation of Glory Anne Clibbery, as […]

CC Italian cooperation agreement in disarray

Clifford Chance is still struggling to sign off a cooperation agreement on the exit of disgruntled Italian partners over issues including the ownership of its Rome premises As many as five Italian partners and a total of 20 lawyers are likely to quit the firm as Clifford Chance seeks to bring the faction-ridden Italian practice […]

Landwell wins Ansbacher and Handelsbanken work

Landwell, PriceWaterhouseCoopers’ tied law firm, has won Ansbacher and Handelsbanken as clients The two banks were brought in by Russell Dellar, a former senior associate at Denton Wilde Sapte who has just joined Landwell as head of real estate.Dellar had several major financial institutions in his practice at Dentons, including the Royal Bank of Scotland, […]

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