7 July 1997

Property

Harbottle & Lewis advised a consortium of businessmen with Falmouth interests on their purchase of the undeveloped part of the town’s residential marina complex, Port Pendennis Village, from Falmouth Developments, represented by Falmouth firm Preston Goldburn. Eversheds advised English Partnerships, which part-funded the purchase through the Urban Regeneration Agency.

Flotation

Lawrence Graham advised coffee retailer Whittard of Chelsea on moving from AIM to the official list of the London Stock Exchange.

Project finance

Baker & McKenzie’s Warsaw and London offices advised Polish and international consortium Autostrada Wielkopolska on winning its contract to build the A2 toll motorway from the Polish transport ministry, advised by its in-house team and New York firm Hawkins Delafield Wood.

Property

Howard Kennedy acted for Galliard Homes and Frogmore Developments in its sale of luxury apartments at the old Shell building at Waterloo, now the Whitehouse Development, to individual residents.

A degree to disagree

I read the article regarding the difficulties UK-qualified lawyers had qualifying in New York state when they did not have a law degree (The Lawyer, 16 September). I would like to draw your attention to a similar problem I have encountered with the Law Society here. I have dual French and English nationality, but went […]

Westminster witch-hunt

The article on the Westminster City Council case (The Lawyer, 23 September) rightly predicts a comprehensive overhaul of local government procedures. However, is this not fundamentally the greatest of modern witch-hunts, the nightmare scenario, where a single individual has statutory authority to impose a penalty of millions of pounds on hapless councillors (and request payment […]

Which? research rings warning bells

The recent survey carried out by Which? magazine has caused the usual outburst of denial by all those associated with the legal profession. The research is said to be invalid, the results are deemed to be wrong etc. Whichever way you look at it, the reflection on the legal profession is not good if such […]

Appeal for surgery cases

A Television company is researching post-operative infection after day surgery – particularly following the use of endoscopic and key-hole techniques. It is also canvassing opinion on cleaning, disinfection and sterilisation procedures. The company would be grateful to hear from any solicitors who have encountered a case in this area. Please contact Angela Basso on 0171 […]

In brief: Partner appointed two years after articles

A Cheltenham firm has appointed a 26-year-old as one of its nine partners. Julia Willis joins the partnership of Bretherton Price Elgoods just four years after joining the firm and only two years after completing her articles there. Willis is a personal injury specialist.

Firms round on Which? study

Two law firms criticised in a Which? survey of solicitors’ advice have attacked the consumer magazine’s research methods and findings. The Sheffield and Aberdeen firms’ anger has re-ignited a bitter two-year war between the legal profession and the Consumers’ Association, publisher of Which? Wilsone & Duffus was criticised in a survey of 79 firms for […]

The great Tupe dilemma

Tupe remains a grey area for employers, says Paul Gilroy. Paul Gilroy is a barrister at 9 St John Street chambers, Manchester. TUPE or not Tupe? That is the question. Providing the answer has been made more difficult for employment lawyers as a result of the European Court of Justice’s decision in the case of […]

An all-round role

A host of new EU and UK legislation is keeping the Employment Law Bar Association busy, says Robin Allen QC. Robin Allen QC is chair of the Employment Law Bar Association and a barrister at Cloisters. The Employment Law Bar Association (ELBA) plays a central role in all aspects of employment law: advising, educating and […]

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