8 September 1997

Flotations

Jerrard Saunders Donn acted for STG Holdings on their recent introduction to the Ofex market and a two for five placing with clawback.

Property

Fladgate Fielder advised the government of the province of British Columbia on the granting of a lease on part of British Columbia House, Regent Street, London, to the British Tourist Authority for a term of 15 years. The British Tourist Authority was advised by Ashurst Morris Crisp.

Flotations

Macfarlanes advised Yves St Laurent menswear distributor Marchpole Holdings on its flotation with a planned market capitalisation of £140m to £165m. Ashurst Morris Crisp acted for Societe Generale Turnbull Securities

In brief: Crime and Disorder Bill is published

The Home Office launched its Crime and Disorder Bill last week, introducing new offences of racially aggravated assault and harassment, abolishing the presumption that under-10s cannot commit a crime and setting up a new Youth Justice Board and youth offender teams. The five-part Bill also extends the custodial term for sexual crimes by 10 years […]

The Lawyer Inquiry: Ann Marsh

Ann Marsh was born in Sussex on 22 January 1965. She is a solicitor at Manches & Co. What was your first job? Making potentiometers in an electronic components factory. What was your first ever salary as a lawyer? £12,500pa. What would you have done if you hadn’t become a lawyer? Become Director of Education […]

US firm hit by loss of UK-qualified partner

In a blow for the London ambitions of US firm Chadbourne & Parke, its sole UK-qualified partner in the capital has defected after only six months. Martin Stewart-Smith, who moved from Ashurst Morris Crisp to Chadbournes in June as a partner in its project finance department, has left the firm to join Cameron McKenna’s projects […]

In brief: Diana memorial fund lawyer joins Garretts

Mishcon de Reya assistant Bernadette O’Reilly, who helped draw up the deed to establish the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund, is leaving to join Garretts where she will work under private client partner Judith Powell. Mishcons said it still had partner Chris Allen and four assistants to do the fund work. Trust partner Martyn […]

Identity clarified

I should like to make it clear that, after leaving Alsop Wilkinson’s London office in 1996, I joined Garretts as head of their northern litigation practice. I have no connection with senior Guinness property lawyer David Harlock referred to in your front-page news story of 25 November. David Harlock, Garretts Leeds.

Collyer-Bristow three to set up matrimonial firm

LEADING family law firm Collyer-Bristow is set to lose more than half of its matrimonial team when three partners leave the practice next spring. The head of its family and matrimonial practice group, Jeremy Levison, is setting up a family law firm with fellow matrimonial partners Claire Meltzer and Simon Pigott. The three will leave […]

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Independent 'visitor' to monitor OSS

Solicitors unhappy about the way complaints against them have been handled are set to get an independent “visitor” to whom they can appeal. The idea for an adjudicator to oversee the work of the Office for the Supervision of Solicitors (OSS) has won the support of the Law Society’s policy committee. And the society’s ruling […]

In brief: Lawyers need to catch up on exercise

Lawyers are lagging behind in the fitness stakes, according to a Business Pages survey, which found that many firms do not have on-site gyms or subsidised fitness schemes, while only 28 per cent of staff use facilities when they are available.

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