5 July 1999

Flotations & Financing

Norton Rose’s collective investment scheme partners, Tim Marsden and Andrew Mitchell, and Warburg Dillon Read advised the £950m Mercury European Privatisation Trust (MEPT) on defending its position from short-term investor groups and others. The requisitionists were advised by investment funds partner Nigel Farr of Herbert Smith.

Property

Commercial property partner Jon Vivian and commercial property assistant Kathryn Almond from Cameron McKenna acted for ProLogis Kingspark Developments on its acquisition of a freehold site from The Post Office, for a consideration in excess of £9m. Public sector partner Dion Panambalana and commercial property assistant Lisa Graham of Nabarro Nathanson acted for The Post […]

Council chases bus profits

Hertfordshire County Council is taking London Regional Transport (LRT) to the High Court in a dispute over buses. The council claims that LRT agreed to pay profits and surpluses generated by cross-boundary bus services between Hertfordshire and Greater London. Now the council is seeking High Court declarations that LRT is bound to account for and […]

Lords to decide dyslexia diagnosis case

Roger Pearson reports on the latest move in a long-running dispute over responsibility for diagnosis of learning difficulties. A 24-year-old dyslexic woman who is suing her former schools over their failure to diagnose her condition is to take her fight on to the House of Lords. Pamela Phelps of Hayes End, West London, was awarded […]

Litigation Claims 7/6/99

A Romford couple whose home was badly damaged when their dishwasher caught fire are suing for compensation. David and Caroline Lawrence are suing Whirlpool (UK) over the fire at their home at Eddy Close, Romford. Their claim says the dishwasher burst into flames on 17 July 1993 and that the fire spread throughout their house. […]

Property

Corporate partners Janice Wall and Dick Russell at Titmuss Sainer Dechert and property partner Simon McDonagh at Lovell White Durrant advised Chesterfield Properties on the corporate aspects of a class I property portfolio sale involving shareholders’ approval to GE Capital. The consideration was u93.5m. Quintain Estates and Development agreed to buy the property. Property partner […]

Litigation Personal Injury 7/6/99

Adam Trayfoot v Riverside Health Authority (1999) QBD (Rougier J) 11 May 1999 Plaintiff: Male, new-born at date of accident; 12 years old at date of trial. Incident: The claimant suffered severe physical disabilities as a result of his negligent delivery at the defendant’s hospital. Liability admitted. Injuries: The claimant suffered severe brain damage and […]

Financings

US firm Mayer Brown & Platt represented Bozano Simonsen in its management of a 50-million-euro

Russell Jones opens first job-related illness unit..

Russell Jones & Walker is launching the UK’s first occupational disease unit. Simon Allen, managing partner of Russell Jones’ Sheffield office, says that technology and a changing work environment will make it necessary for personal injury firms to reorganise in this way. But rivals are branding it a publicity stunt to try to drum up […]

Property

Simon Corke, property services partner at DJ Freeman, advised the Crown Estate on a contract under which King’s College, London will take a 125-year lease on the Grade II listed Rolls Estate, Chancery Lane. Property partner Gerald Bland of Herbert Smith represented King’s College.

Property

Commercial property partner Jon Vivian and commercial property assistant Kathryn Almond from Cameron McKenna acted for ProLogis Kingspark Developments on its acquisition of a freehold site from The Post Office, for a consideration in excess of u9m. Public sector partner Dion Panambalana and commercial property assistant Lisa Graham of Nabarro Nathanson acted for The Post […]

An insult to intelligence

At a time when the Law Society is trying to fight possibly the most anti-lawyer Lord Chancellor in the history of the profession, what is the contribution to the Law Society election discussion from one of the profession’s leaders? Answer: he calls his opponent a “pillock” and another lawyer a “dog turd”. Leaving aside the […]

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