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In brief: Publishers sponsor Cardiff Law School chair

Maritime and commercial law publishers LLP is sponsoring a chair within Cardiff Law School at Cardiff University. The chair, which will be known as the Lloyd’s Law Reports Chair of Commercial Law, will be held by Professor Robert Merkin.

Linklaters finds new guardian in Angel

Linklaters’ management board has selected 45-year-old head of tax Tony Angel as its new managing partner to replace Terence Kyle. Angel emerged as the favoured candidate over the other front-runner – litigation partner Diana Good – after the management board took partnership soundings last week. There was no vote. His appointment is a vote of […]

Hambro captures conveyancing

New figures obtained by The Lawyer show that estate agency Hambro Countrywide is now the largest conveyancer in England and Wales. Hambro Countrywide Conveyancing (HCC) dealt with 15,000 instructions from clients from January to September this year and aims to be dealing with around 30,000 in 1999. “I would be extremely surprised if any other […]

Legal Aid – Franchise hopefuls' time runs short

Firms that want a legal aid franchise have only three months to prepare. Peter Warner warns what is involved. The recent announcement by the Legal Aid Board (LAB) of the timetable detailing the dates by which they expect to move towards exclusive contracts has dismayed many practices. The last date to make an application for […]


John Cleland of Pinsent Curtis advised Sunderland Football Club on the provision of a £7m finance facility from Lombard North Central to refinance debt incurred building the “Stadium of Light

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