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Essex is a small market, which looks north to East Anglia, rather than south to Kent or west to London for work. “I’ve never been sure whether we’re in the South East or East Anglia,” says one local lawyer and many of the firms which are important in the area have practices elsewhere. For example, […]

Nessie copyright battle

The Loch Ness monster looks set to surface at the High Court at the centre of a copyright row. News Group Newspapers faces action for alleged infringement of copyright in a model of the monster made for the film ‘Loch Ness’. An injunction is sought by Working Title, Loch Ness Films, Polygram Filmed Entertainment Productions […]

No longer a game of chance

Mary Heaney reports on the growth of risk management. Is it proactive lawyering or another way of attracting client cash? Two years ago, Bevan Ashford entered uncharted territory for most law firms – it entered into a joint venture with international risk management consultancy Willis Corroon. The resultant company, QRM Healthcare, advises on all aspects […]

Bristol Law Society elects president

Local government lawyer Dudley Lewis has been invested as president of Bristol Law Society. He is believed to be the first local authority lawyer to head the society, which is the oldest in the country. Lewis, city clerk for Bristol City Council, says his main message for the year is equal opportunity and accessibility. He […]

Alsops open to merger partners

THE DOOR is not yet closed on the Alsop Wilkinson-Turner Kenneth Brown merger proposal. But there are no further talks planned between the two firms to discuss the matter. Alsop managing partner Roger Lane-Smith says: “If TKB came back to us with a new proposal, we would look at it.” However, TKB marketing partner Rhidian […]

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