31 January 2000

Norton Rose raids Pinsents

Jonathan Scott is charged with boosting with the firm’s non contentious financial services work. His appointment comes at a time of intense M&A activity in the financial services sector and as the scope of regulated activity in the City is set to broaden with the introduction of the Financial Services and Markets bill. Scott acts […]

Linklaters appoints first Managing Partner for Asia

Andrew Roberts, a Linklaters partner with years of experience working in Asia, will oversee the management of Linklaters’ five offices in the area – Bangkok, Hong Kong, Shangai, Singapore and Tokyo. Roberts, who will be based in Singapore, will co-ordinate regional marketing and resourcing initiatives to promote Linklaters’ corporate and finance practices in the region. […]

CPS prosecutor wins record payout for race bias

An employment tribunal said the CPS’s conduct towards Maria Bamieh fell below the standard “we would have expected of a corner shop”. The service, said the tribunal, had wanted to “rub her face in the dirt” and its conduct amounted to “a most serious form of aggravation”. Bamieh’s award included an unusually high level of […]

'No win, no fee' reforms set for April

Lord Irvine says the reforms will ensure that legal costs will not eat into compensation pay outs and it would be easier to bring a case which did not involve a money claim. Under current arrangements, litigants are deterred from using the ‘no win, no fee’ process because the uplifted legal fees demanded by lawyers […]

Holland & Knight merges in Chicago

Holland & Knight’s marriage to the 40-lawyer practice which specialises in litigation, real estate, land use and employment law creates a law firm with more than 950 lawyers. Holland & Knight’s managing partner, Bill McBride, says the merger will solidify the firm’s presence in Chicago – which he describes as one of the top business […]

Rowe & Maw plans Chinese alliance

The London firm says it is in “advanced discussions” with Koo & Partners which specialises mainly in banking and corporate finance. Michael Regan, Rowe & Maw’s head of construction and engineering says: “We have been looking further to internationalise our construction and projects work for some time and this represents a wonderful opportunity to establish […]

Salans Hertzfeld expands London office

Michael Bronstein joins the employment department of the international firm’s London office. Bronstein will work with Salan’s head of employment, Barry Mordsley who ironically taught Bronstein employment law when he took his solicitors’ finals exams in 1981. Bronstein says: “Salans is ideally positioned to benefit from the accelerating trend towards commercial and economic globalisation and […]

Dibbs loses IP head

Neil Maybury, Dibbs’ IP chief in Birmingham for the past five years, joins Putsmans as a senior consultant. His task at his new firm will be to develop the IP section and work with senior management on strategic development issues. Putsmans’ head of business law development, Terry Lipscombe says: “Neil Maybury is one of the […]

Quote of the week

“People may think that because it’s a little country, Estonia is of no significance, but it’s going to turn into the Switzerland of the Baltics.” – Malcom Price of Bretherton Price Elgoods.

Baroness sues over tree roots

Baroness James of Holland Park – novelist PD James – is taking the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea to the High Court with a £77,000 damages claim over tree root damage to her home in Holland Park Avenue, London. She is suing the council for alleged negligence, nuisance and breach of statutory duty after […]

Litigation Writs 31/1/2000

London Electricity is suing BG, trading as Transco of Reading, for damages of more than £84,000 after a London Electricity cable in Old Ford Road, London E3, was struck by a digger used by BG on 9 December 1997. London Electricity claims BG was negligent. Claim issued by Greenwoods (London WC1) Eurostar, has launched a […]

Society takes the road to recovery

The Society of Practitioners of Insolvency has voted for a new name and constitution to reflect the modern market in which its members work, says Stephen Gale. For years now the market in which insolvency professionals operate has been changing from one dominated by formal insolvency appointments (for example, receiver, liquidator, administrator or trustee in […]

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