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Constant expansion

The Paris office of shipping firm Constant & Constant has two avocats, Marianne Piris, of Credit Lyonnais subsidiary UBAF bank and Jacques Le Valliant. London shipping and commercial specialist Edward Olive has also joined the office.

And on they Roweth

Your reader Robert J Roweth is concerned about the fact that he will have to compete for a training contract with people who did not show proper commitment to the law by studying it as a first degree (Letters, June 9). As far as I know, people deciding on their first degree subject are at […]

In brief: Clarke speaks at Berwins launch

Kenneth Clarke MP, the former Chancellor of the Exchequer, addressed a gathering of senior business figures at the Law Society last week. The meeting was organised by Berwin Leighton to launch its new publication Euro-Ready? – a business guide to economic and monetary union, with a foreword written by Clarke.

In brief: Bevan Ashford sets up PFI club

Bristol solicitors Bevan Ashford has launched a Public Finance Initiative Club to promote networking between developers, contractors, consultants, investors and funders, with the first luncheon scheduled for 6 July.


Finers acted for MWB and Manhattan Loft on the completion of the £20m first phase building contract for West India Quay. MWB and Manhattan Loft signed the deal with Lovells Construction, advised by their in-house team.

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