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Forum to discuss stress at work

London law firm Barnett Alexandra Chart is adding its voice to the stress-at-work debate with a seminar this week. Speaking at the event are Dr Elaine Gadd, consultant psychiatrist at the Department of Health, Dr Graham Lucas, consultant psychiatrist and adviser to the Health and Safety Executive, and the firm’s employment law specialist, Ruth Harvey.

IBA spawns sets of international twins

THE International Bar Association (IBA) has successfully twinned the Norwegian Bar Association with the Mongolian Supreme Court. The association’s third world liaison committee chair, Alf Skogly, won Norwegian government sponsorship for a trip to Mongolia to see Chief Justice Dembereltseren and other senior lawyers there. The Norwegians were accompanied by IBA representatives. As a result, […]

Pannone Napier split 'not final'

DISSOLVED multi-party action firm Pannone Napier could reform if a spate of disasters similar to those which plagued the UK during the past decade occur again. But former Law Society president Rodger Pannone, who formed the joint venture firm in 1986 with fellow personal injury lawyer Michael Napier, says it is more likely that his […]

Lawyer quits Far East for Nabarros in Sheffield

FORMER Richards Butler solicitor Charles Reynard has left the firm’s Hong Kong practice to join Nabarro Nathanson’s new Sheffield office. Reynard, who moved to Hong Kong six years ago as a founding member of Alsop Wilkinson’s branch in the colony, returns as a senior company and commercial solicitor. While practising in the Far East he […]

SBL launches ethnic directory

A DIRECTORY of ethnic minority lawyers was launched last week by the Society of Black Lawyers. The publication aims to bring attention to minority lawyers but also to highlight their scarcity in City firms. SBL Chair Makbool Javaid says the directory is a result of research carried out by Bristol University, which found that “ethnic […]

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