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Mears cites Barnes over SCB dispute

MARTIN Mears has claimed the support of the Legal Services Ombudsman in his battle to bring the Solicitors Complaints Bureau in-house. The Law Society president’s response to the reform plans for the bureau, sent out for consultation before he took office, is critical of the proposal to make the SCB more independent. And to the […]

Penningtons heads SA speaking tour

UK FIRM Penningtons will lead a delegation of European lawyers next month on a speaking tour of South Africa. Representatives from the European Law Group – which brings together firms in Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and the UK – will speak at a series of one-day seminars to be staged […]

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Macfarlanes advised Morgan Grenfell Development Capital on the launch of its third-party investment fund

In brief: Merger boosts private client work

London firm Gregory, Rowcliffe & Milners has amalgamated with the partnership of Pettit & Westlake to form a specialist private client and litigation practice. Partners Peter and Morwen Pettit have taken their staff to the 1 Bedford Row offices of Gregorys, which will remain as the practice name. Gregorys has strong international links with an […]

Dibbs rides to Knight investors' aid

DIBB Lupton Broomhead has come to the rescue of the Knight Williams Investors Action Group (KWIAG) by offering its services on a pro bono basis to help its members recover money lost through alleged bad advice. Dibbs is fielding a four-lawyer team, led by head of commercial litigation Neil Micklethwaite, and hopes to add to […]

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