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In brief: Herbert Smith rewarded for pro bono work

City firm Herbert Smith has won a Corporation of London Dragon Award for its community action programmes. The awards, sponsored by the corporation in association with Carlton Television, recognise the initiatives made by businesses toward improving community life. Herbert Smith was honoured for its wide-ranging pro bono work which includes running a children’s hospital radio […]

Firms cool over US bid for City work

TOP City firms have stayed cool over the US firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges’ bid for a slice of London’s legal work, despite some of their best lawyers being targeted by the firm’s recruitment drive. Weil Gotshal, which enjoys per-partner profits of up to $750,000 in the US, is also expected to offer competitive salaries […]

Abuse fears over police techniques

A LEADING criminal lawyer has warned of dangers posed by new police crime-fighting techniques. Tony Edwards, president of the London Criminal Court Solicitors’ Association, has called for a code of conduct to protect against abuses of a new generation of sophisticated detection methods. Surveillance work, the use of informants and the practice of targeting, where […]

Dibbs talks to Elliotts

MANCHESTER and London firm Elliott & Company could be swallowed by Dibb Lupton Broomhead if talks between the two are formalised. Both practices confirm they have held merger talks. Claims that Dibbs has offered equity partnership to only four of Elliotts’ partners have been denied, and the two maintain that no deal has been struck […]

Litigation Recent Decisions 31/10/95

Reasons for deciding intentional homelessness R v Islington Borough Council, ex parte Hind (1995) CA (Peter Gibson LJ, Otton LJ and Sir Roger Parker) 17/10/9Summary: Scope of housing authority’s duty as to presenting its finding of intentional homelessness in a proper, adequate and intelligible form in accordance with s.64(4) Housing Act 1985 to an applicant. […]

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