5 March 2001

Castles in the air

Tulkinghorn was delighted to receive an invite to a debate hosted by the Law Society on the topic “Comfortably Balancing Work and Life – Is This A Distant Dream For Most Of Us?” Tulkinghorn was genuinely looking forward to gaining valuable lessons on how to manage his hectic schedule. In the original press release, John […]

Brief encounter: Hausmann & associÉs

Last month, French firm Hausmann & Associés announced that it was merging with UK national firm Hammond Suddards Edge. Senior partner Christian Hausmann has finally found a firm that fits. Hausmanns was set up on 1 July 1995 and its name partner has been instrumental in establishing its reputation. Hausmann, who is German, has a […]

Working my way back to you:Case Studies

Simon Allport, a partner in the corporate department at Gouldens, spent two years on secondment as an assistant secretary at the Panel on Takeovers and Mergers between 1994 and 1996. “The opportunity for my secondment came up when I was roughly three years qualified and, at that time, it involved the usual diet of general […]


Christopher Braganza is just coming up to the end of his first year of training at Allen & Overy and took the Common Professional Examination (CPE) route, after doing a classics degree at Cambridge. He admits that going into law has not been his lifelong ambition. “Law was always a possibility, but I could have […]

Held in contempt

News of astonishing developments in the courts has reached Tulkinghorn. Having already done away with some of the historical anachronisms that so frustrate modern practitioners, Lord Woolf (below) now seems to attract innovative court practice wherever he goes. Sitting with colleagues Messrs Lord Justice May and Parker a couple of weeks ago, Woolf encountered a […]


CWC in treble debt recovery win

South West firm Clarke Willmott & Clarke (CWC) has scooped three new contracts for debt recovery work. NatWest Bank, RAC and Mobil Gas Marketing UK, part of the Exxon group, have each appointed the firm to carry out their debt recovery work. Based at Bridgwater in Somerset, CWC’s debt recovery unit has doubled in size […]

CC Pünder loses four Warsaw partners

Clifford Chance Pünder’s Warsaw office is losing a team of lawyers to Beiten Burkhardt Mittl & Wegener. M&A partners Peter Daszkowski, Krzysztof Rastawicki and Siegfried Seewald and tax partner Lidia Dziurzynska will join Beiten Burkhardt before the end of April. A number of associates will go with them. The Beiten Burkhardt office, which will have […]

Camerons under OSS scrutiny for sex discrimination

CMS Cameron McKenna is being investigated by the Office for the Supervision of Solicitors (OSS). A spokesman for the body says: “The OSS confirms it is looking into possible instances of sexual discrimination against two or three individuals at a large London solicitors’ practice.” Investigations by The Lawyer, however, have established that the firm in […]

Working my way back to you

In many ways, the career path of most budding solicitors tends to be somewhat predictable as they join the conveyor belt towards partnership, sometimes even before they are qualified. Increasingly, however, young lawyers are being given an opportunity to diverge from the standard path without giving up the ghost on their chosen law firm altogether, […]


Roger Smith, the Law Society’s director of legal education and training, responds to The Lawyer’s article on 5 February, “Confusion as LPC ratings are published before completion” The fruits of a comprehensive review of the Law Society’s training strategy agreed by its council two years ago are now becoming apparent. One example of this was […]

Jumping ship

There is, and always has been, a steady flow of junior lawyers moving from private practice to in-house positions. Why? Everyone has their own reasons. I moved because I found myself wanting to change my career path from banking lawyer to new media lawyer before I got pigeonholed somewhere where I couldn’t see myself still […]

Clyde & Co consultant quits for A&O Thailand

Allen & Overy (A&O) is boosting its corporate capability in Thailand by hiring Clyde & Co senior consultant Tim Dobson. Dobson has worked in Asia for more than 20 years and specialises predominantly in cross-border M&A, although he also handles finance work. Thailand is renowned for its restructuring work, particularly in the wake of the […]

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