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Keeping out of the red (tape)

Sally Eaglesfield believes managing a small practice is a matter of avoiding bureaucracy and finding practical solutions. Sally Eaglesfield is an associate at Delano Williams in Godalming, Surrey. In a small firm, practice management and survival are one and the same thing. The two firms with which I am associated are surely not the only […]

Europe: a new boule park

What do Euro-lawyers do in Brussels? How can their UK counterparts get a slice of the action? Ian Forrester explains. Ian Forrester is a partner in Forrester Norall & Sutton in Brussels which is incorporated into White & Case. The European Commission is usually the institution with which European legal practices have most contact. It […]

No good from hypnosis case

Paul McKenna I read with some surprise the comments made by Martin Smith of Martin Smith & Co in Roger Pearson’s article (The Lawyer, 22 September, page 18). I was the subject of the action brought by Mr Gates. I am responding to Smith’s suggestion that “some good has come of the action”. The findings […]


Bill Noad of Simmons & Simmons led the team which advised German fund Despa on a #140m forward funding package with Helical Bar on its Chiswell Street office development

Special needs case set for Lords appeal

Roger Pearson on how the right to send special needs children to the school of their choice is being challenged by Harrow Council. The right of parents of children with special educational needs to specify where they want their children schooled will be probed in a major test case now heading for the House of […]

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