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Receivers close file on Butler's Whar

Law firms Howard Kennedy and Clifford Chance acted in the final wrapping up of the Butler’s Wharf Estate, which went into receivership in 1990. Howard Kennedy and property agents Cluttons advised Frogmore Estates in its purchase of the remaining freehold and leasehold properties in the London estate from joint administrative receivers Nigel Hamilton and Alan […]

Set listens to clients' view

A COMMERCIAL set has embarked on a research project to determine how pleased clients are with its work. The perceptions research has been undertaken for Temple-based Fountain Court by PR agency Ludgate Communications which conducted detailed interviews with the chambers’ clients over a two-month period. Fountain executive manager and senior clerk Barry Down said the […]

Biddle & Co.

Bill Dixon , a partner at Biddle & Co., asks how reliable is memory in witness testimony A great deal of psychological research is now available on both human memory in general and witness testimony in particular. The dramatic effect of leading questions, for example, has been documented. A US researcher Elizabeth Loftus, showed film […]

Hong Kong/Amnesty. Chinese puzzle for Hong Kong firms

Unlicensed UK and US law firms practising in China are being forced to pack their bags following a crackdown by the Ministry of Justice on illegal offices. Foreign firms say authorities are enforcing long-ignored restrictions on their local operations without warning. The hard-line stance appears to have spread to those practices working legally on the […]

Whose decision is it anyway?

Roger Pearson finds a successful private prosecution of rape originally thwarted by the CPS WRITS The successful private prosecution brought by two Kent prostitutes against a man they accused of rape, indecent assault, false imprisonment and actual bodily harm has called into question the Crown Prosecution Service’s use of its discretion not to prosecute. The […]

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