4 April 1994

Flotations

Crewe-based AromaScan was advised by Halliwell Landau on its recent USM placing to raise u12m

Appeal on reporting

I write to object to the article published in The Lawyer 9 August under the heading ‘Secretary brands partner a “Bully” in tribunal’. The article purports to report proceedings brought by a secretary, Mrs June Hedley, against the firm, for unfair dismissal, but your report is neither fair nor accurate. Her only complaint notified before […]

Esquire or not esquire?

Referring to the Tulkinghorn item in the 27 September issue, perhaps the lady in question is an American lawyer? In the US, the title Esquire is customarily applied to lawyers and never to non-lawyers. I have had various irate lady US lawyers protest to me because I refuse to use the title Esquire after their […]

Richard Fox on the plaintiff's offer to settle

Richard Fox It has long been an anomaly in our High Court and County Court rules of procedure that a defendant has available the powerful tactical weapon of payment into court, yet there is no equivalent procedure available to the plaintiff. It should be possible for a plaintiff to bring pressure to bear upon the […]

Litigation Recent Decisions 04/10/94

THE HEAD of Herbert Smith’s education department, Alexandrina le Clezio, is to join the College of Law as director of continuing professional development. She leaves next month after six years at the City firm where she took articles and practised as a solicitor before setting up and heading the education department. She says: “I’m leaving […]

NI Bar could face bleak future

NORTHERN Irish barristers face a tougher time than solicitors if peace breaks out, according to Bar chairman Richard McLaughlin QC. McLaughlin says peace will mean less criminal work and a shift to commercial practice. Barristers will face growing competition from solicitors with High Court rights of audience next year, and an “overcrowded” Bar. This means […]

Seminar focuses on employment law

Bristol barrister Thomas Linden will host a seminar at the Law Society next month, discussing employment law and how it has been affected by the European Union. The seminar, organised by the London Young Solicitors Group, will be held on 19 October.

FE colleges sign up to ILEX PT scheme

Fifty-nine further education colleges have registered as assessment centres for a new training scheme launched by the Institute of Legal Executives’ Paralegal Training (ILEX PT). The scheme, which provides legal education for non-lawyers, is expected to be assessed through 10 additional assessment centres by Christmas.

DAC recruits as two depart for Addleshaws

BANKING head partner Cate Wood and assistant Mike Yardley have left Davies Arnold Cooper to join rival Manchester firm Addleshaw Sons & Latham. But DAC is recruiting three lawyers from top commercial firms, who will expand the banking team to five. DAC has just been joined by Turner Kenneth Brown banking partner John Nelmes. Another […]

Property

Despa Deutsche Sparkassen Immobilien Anlage, advised by Simmons & Simmons, has bought the John Lewis headquarters at 171 Victoria St in London SW1 for u103.75m; the vendors being advised by Nabarro Nathanson.

SIF is nailing criminal firms to wall

Criminal solicitors are being “well and truly stuffed by the Solicitors Indemnity Fund (SIF)”, conference delegates were told. Chair Judith Naylor, of Barnsley’s Orsborn Naylor, said criminal practitioners were having to pay over the odds and that the group would be pushing for changes. “There has been no claim by a criminal practitioner for at […]

Taking the guesswork out of costs estimates

Imagine a senior executive telling his md that he has a great project that the company must take on, but he has no idea how much it will cost, how long it will take, and whether it will be profitable. This is what most companies face when they embark on litigation or arbitration. Clients deserve […]

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