29 October 2001

Poland’s Wardynski opens Brussels office

Polish firm Wardynski & Partners has become the first domestic firm from the EU candidate countries to open a Brussels office. The firm formed a strategic partnership with Christopher Clarke QC’s magic circle set Brick Court Chambers last year, and will share the barristers’ offices in Brussels.French lawyer and member of the Brussels bar, Morvan […]

Free kicks

Tulkinghorn seems to be developing a theme – he had to have a glass of port after reading a recent press release from Hertfordshire firm Matthew Arnold & Baldwin. It all started off well, informing Tulkinghorn of a recent sponsorship deal for its 101-year-old football team. Marvellous stuff, thought Tulkinghorn, nothing like a few tackles […]


Insolvency lawyers – or as many now prefer to be called, ‘turnaround specialists’ – are once again in the spotlight. Headlines talk of recession on a global scale, with UK banks increasing bad provisions by £1.5bn by the end of the year.The changing role of insolvency lawyers over recent years has been well chronicled. Less […]

No knowledge of college

Tulkinghorn is always delighted to deal with enquiries from young ladies, but was rather bemused the other day when a student rang from Somerville College, Oxford. Studying classics, she had decided she wanted to become a lawyer but did not know anything about how to go about it. So she rang the Law Society to […]

Legal Widow

My mother-in-law stayed the other night. She took one look at the Lawyer as he was preparing to go out of the door in the morning and howled “dry cleaning” at the top of her voice. I suddenly saw my husband’s suits as others must do: the pockets weighed down by keys and apples, the […]

Meat marketing

Now, Tulkinghorn does not usually hold with gratuitous nudity. The days when he would cavort around Tulkinghorn Manor wearing nothing but his briefs are sadly long gone due to his gout, and the last time Mrs Tulkinghorn wore fancy underwear was to celebrate the end of the Suez crisis. But it seems that his views […]


I must take issue with your assertion that Nottingham Law School (NLS) is “technically part of Nottingham Trent, but culturally independent” (Leader, 15 October). In fact, we are one of nine faculties at the university covering every aspect of legal education, undergraduate and postgraduate, with a strong commitment to research. It is part of our […]


There is no doubt that the tragic events in the US will have a dramatic effect on the way we can lead our lives. Recent reports suggest that the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon may have been planned using encryption technology. The terrorists may have hidden maps and photographs of their […]

Still in the bidding

Having survived the dotcom crisis, money at internet auction company QXL ricardo is tight, and legal head Tom Parkinson is on an economy drive. Naomi Rovnick reports Tom Parkinson, the general counsel at pan-European auction business QXL ricardo, has a Tigger-like optimism about his company. QXL is a website that consumers in 12 Euro-pean countries […]

Business Management News

Hush Communications, a provider of managed security solutions, has supported the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) regulations for protecting the customer-related information of financial institutions. The proposed rules state that as well as assessing the risks of loss or compromise of sensitive data, financial institutions are responsible for managing such risks. The FTC regards this protection […]

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