7 October 1996

Property

Linklaters & Paines advised Lloyds/TSB Bank on the UK’s biggest commercial property auction of 108 local branch offices which raised over £40m for the merged bank.

Financing

Linklaters & Paines acted for JP Morgan Securities and SBC Warburg in arranging a $1bn Russian sovereign international bond issue. Cleary Gottleib Steen & Hamilton acted for the Russian Federation.

Financing

SJ Berwin advised All American Communications

Financing

Lovell White Durrant acted for ABN Ambro when it arranged a 500 million euro medium term note programme for Ford’s Brazilian car subsidiary

The Lawyer Inquiry: Richard Susskind

Richard Susskind was born in Paisley, Renfrewshire, on 28 March 1961. He now lives in Hertfordshire and is special adviser at Masons. What was your first job? Selling ice-cream in a Baskin Robbins shop in Glasgow. What was your first ever salary as a lawyer? As a law student in 1979, I averaged £3 per […]

Property

Taylor Joynson Garrett acted in the £11m sale of 25 of Lloyds Bank properties and two Woolworths stores for clients including British Aerospace Pension Fund and Value and Income Trust.

Flotation

Dibb Lupton Alsop advised convenience store operator Dawn Til Dusk on its £4m flotation on the AIM. Hammond Suddards advised the nominated adviser Butterfield Securities.

Flagship High Street computer scheme needs massive cash boost

ONE of Law Society president Tony Girling’s flagship projects – a Law Society computer kit for High Street firms – will be scrapped if he cannot secure an extra £770,00 for the scheme. Girling will back the High Street Starter Kit’s request for the money at this Thursday’s Law Society council meeting, just weeks after […]

Europe may intervene in immunity case

The European Court of Human Rights may be asked for the first time to decide if barristers can be sued for negligent conduct in court cases. The possible challenge follows the House of Lords Appeal Committee’s refusal to give Mohammed Patel leave to appeal against immunity rules which prevent him from suing his barrister, Ghulam […]

Working out at working better

From lithe trainee solicitors trying to maintain their youthful fitness to tubby senior barristers seeking to shed fat as a New Year resolution, the legal profession is being consumed by the work-out bug. Lawyers are heading for the gym in increasing numbers as they realise that staying healthy makes them enjoy life more and perform […]

Surprise LCD move to cut Green Form

Legal aid practitioners are claiming thousands of people could be deprived of legal advice if the Government goes ahead with new proposals to remove criminal advice from the Green Form scheme. The Lord Chancellor’s Department has written to the Law Society asking for its comments on the proposed change, which has taken practitioners by surprise. […]

In brief: Blandy & Blandy recruits two partners

Thames Valley 11-partner firm Blandy & Blandy has recruited two private client solicitors from City firms who are both mothers and who will both work partly from home. Family law partner Sian Blore joins from Farrer & Co, and tax and financial planning lawyer Jackie Watson joins from the Paris office of Simmons & Simmons. […]

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