3 July 1995

Strike the local balance

Your correspondent who writes under the name “Eurosceptic” about the question of rights of establishment for lawyers in Europe seems to have got a rather confused idea of what the argument is all about. In fact the CCBE did reach agreement on a draft Establishment Directive for lawyers in October 1992. It was the European […]

Property

Chesterfield Properties’ subsidiary Comgrove Properties, advised by Titmuss Sainer Dechert, has bought for u22m the Castle Shopping Centre in Stockton-on-Tees as a going concern from its mortgagee Arab Bank, which was advised by Frere Cholmeley Bischoff.

Financings

* Hypobank was advised by Herbert Smith in the issue of Aus$75m 9.75 per cent Euro Medium Term Notes due 1997

Property

Trafalgar House was advised by Ashurst Morris Crisp in the acquisition and sale to the Baltic Exchange, advised by Norton Rose, of 38 St Mary Axe from St Mary Axe Development, advised by Denton Hall, and the purchase by Trafalgar House of the existing Baltic Exchange site from the exchange. Trafalgar House also bought adjoining […]

Corporate

Financial adviser Samuel Montagu was advised by Herbert Smith.

Property

Speciality Shops, advised by Frere Cholmeley Bischoff, has acquired a number of freehold properties in Bishop’s Stortford from Guardian Properties for u2.85m, advised by Trowers & Hamlins.

Corporate

Sturge Holdings, advised by Norton Rose, has introduced holding company Ockham Holdings, to be effected by means of a scheme of arrangement under s.425 of the Companies Act.

Financings

The Bangkok Bank of Commerce

Litigation Writs 07/03/95

Rushmoor Borough Council is being sued by Sonya Padgett, from Aldershot, who trades as Quality House Reproductions. She is seeking damages for wrongful interference with her goods and excessive distress from non-domestic rates. She is also seeking damages for alleged trespass to her property and a court order banning further such action by the council. […]

Appeal Court side-stepped case, claims Woods' lawyer

THE SIXTEEN-year saga of Peggy Wood’s fight for justice has finally ended amid claims that the Court of Appeal “side-stepped the issue”. Wood hoped to establish that the Law Society owed a duty of care when investigating complaints against solicitors. But the Court of Appeal last week threw out the case on the grounds that […]

DJ Freeman hunts out multimedia whiz-kids for specialist department

D J Freeman is on the look out for two senior media lawyers in a bid to boost its media operations. The City firm has created a new multimedia division, claiming the demand for media and telecommunications specialists is booming. The division will be headed by Tony Leifer, who previously led the firm’s company commercial […]

Bidding for electric power

Ground-breaking work by Linklaters & Paines on the Trafalgar House bid for Northern Electric is likely to have laid down the technical legal path regarding further bids for regional electricity companies (RECs). The bid has gone to the Northern shareholders, who will decide on 10 March whether to accept the improved offer of u11 cash […]

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