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In brief: Conference attracts top London lawyers

Top London law firms are heading for a high-profile Brussels conference next week which will discuss managing economic transition in central and Eastern Europe. Nick Holt, of Weil, Gotshal & Manges, will talk about the priorities for change in the legal systems of the transition economies, while Jeremy Carver, of Clifford Chance, and Elena Kirillova, […]

In brief: Lawyers question courts' commercial role

Leading lawyers will decide whether there is still a place for the courts in commercial disputes in a debate at the Thames Valley Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators on Wednesday. Proposing the motion that there is no longer a place for the courts will be Derek Wood QC and solicitor and Arthur Marriot. […]

Bristol principal goes to Eversheds

Helen Sage reports Michael Mousdale has left his job as principal solicitor at Bristol City Council to join Eversheds of Leeds. In his first private practice post he will be in charge of the firm’s public sector unit, which will involve advising local authorities on CCT, PFI and TUPE matters. His work will involve advising […]

Robin Campbell looks at injunctions on planning transgressions.

Robin Campbell is a barrister at 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square. The effICACY of injunctions in quickly stopping infringements of planning control was recently illustrated in the High Court. A case was brought by Hillingdon Borough Council against Guinea Enterprises, a firm registered in the Isle of Man, and other defendants said to be connected with […]

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