3 September 2001

Moving experience

After spending 15 years at Nabarro Nathanson, Nigel Heilpern is off to Paul Hastings as UK head of property, and he just can’t stop talking about closed ended funds

Lovells' focus on Portuguese projects pays off with EIB job

Lovells has broken new ground in Portugal, acting for the European Investment Bank (EIB) on the first monoline-wrapped bond refinancing of a Portuguese shadow toll road (Scut) project.Refinancing arrangements comprise a euro130m (£81.44m) loan from the EIB, a euro126.5m (£79.25m) bond issue and a working capital facility of euro25m (£15.66m), which is provided by Banco […]

Chambers music

What is it about karaoke machines? Mrs Tulkinghorn cannot sing for toffee, hates public speaking and never remembers the words to anything, not even her favourite band The Spice Girls. But once she sets her eyes on a karaoke machine, there’s no stopping her, no matter how large the audience or the level of negative […]

Legal Widow

The Lawyer and I have entered that school reunion website, taking over office web space like Japanese knotweed, although it meant creating a whole new email address for him, as I’d logged on first, and he had to use his school nickname, which was Speccy. Poor lad.What I found, when I logged on to the […]

Simon Neilson-Clark

Until recently it was an undisputed assumption that secu-red lenders held a top position within formal UK insolvency procedures and this position led to a similar position of dominance within the restructuring world.In July a white paper arrived from the newly appointed Secretary of State for Trade and Industry which set out the two gods […]

Bel Littlejohn strikes again

Such is the power of The Lawyer’s deputy editor Fiona Callister that when she speaks, lawyers listen. Take her recent Leader column (The Lawyer, 20 August) in which she berates whinging associates for failing to accept that earning mega-bucks means you actually have to do some work from time to time.“If you’re not prepared to […]

Case study: DMH

Art can play an important role within law firms as: A device for reminding people about the values and aims of the company A stimulus for creative thinking A visual counterpoint to ever increasing technology in the workplace An opportunity for educating and involving staff in art An opportunity to involve staff in their working […]

SIF demise sees Cripps Harries Hall take on claimant PI work

Shedding of previous conflicts provides opportunity to retain claimant work; new fee arrangements a boost Kent firm Cripps Harries Hall has started taking instructions from claimants in professional indemnity cases following the loss of key client the Solicitors Indemnity Fund (SIF).Cripps’ professional indemnity group has also started working for St Paul, QBE and one other […]

Top CC HK partner to join Eversheds

Eversheds has achieved a major feat as it takes on a leading financial services partner from Clifford Chance’s Hong Kong office. Jonathon Crook will be joining Eversheds on his return from Hong Kong where he will divide his time between the financial services group in London and the commercial litigation team in Manchester.Crook has advised […]

Osmosis extraordinaire

Mark Stephens, the media luvvie extraordinaire (sorry, that should be media lawyer extraordinaire), has been having a little bit of a problem with his siblings of late.It seems that our Mr Stephens has annoyed his sister with the effortless zeal with which he seems to achieve things. Not through any fault of his own, you […]

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