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WHY DO City lawyers feel a need to associate themselves with Sixties fashion photographers? First Nabarro Nathanson hosted a meet-and-greet soiree at the Barbican's David Bailey exhibition. Now we learn that Collyer- Bristow is to exhibit the work of Norman Tudgay, one of the first photographers and soldiers to enter Hiroshima at the end of the Second World War. Later he worked in the Sahara and South Africa before establishing himself as a fashion snapper in the Sixties. He was not as well-known as Bailey, and his work has not been exhibited since 1954. Perhaps senior partners associate models in miniskirts with the halcyon days of Sixties litigation, when lawyers were respected for the cut of their pinstripe suits and the phrase "fat cat" was a bizarre fashion creation rather than a rich lawyer.

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MEMBERS OF Camberwell's criminal community came face to face with the head-honcho at the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) last week. David Calvert- Smith, Director of Public Prosecutions, finally chose Camberwell magistrates court to spend a day gaining insights into the life of a Crown Prosecutor on the shop floor. The experience was clearly an eye-opener. He has now launched an investigation into work-related stress in the CPS.

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A GROUP of children fighting to save their infant school were shown the friendlier face of the law when a judge let them hiss pantomime-style at the barrister representing their local authority. Mr Justice Latham had heard the children were interested in seeing a courtroom. After proceedings involving Gilberts Hill Infant School were over, the judge invited them in. He introduced the children's counsel, Beverley Lang, and, to much mirth, pointed to the barrister Graham Stoker, telling them he was the "big bad wicked man" who was representing Swindon Borough Council. They were then allowed to express their feelings for him.

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