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London students stretched

A student chartered accountant living in London needs to earn nearly pounds 14,000 a year to retain a reasonable standard of living, according to figures published by the Chartered Accountants Students Society of London.

Look under the covers

Information technology suppliers and customers who assume that their insurance policies cover them for all liabilities and losses could get an unwelcome surprise when they make a claim, states a report by the solicitors Nabarra Nathanson. The firm says not enough attention is paid to policies, and companies make unrealistic assumptions about their cover.

Experts on arbitration

Speakers with wide experience on international arbitration will address a seminar on the subject run by the City law firm Simmons & Simmons and the London Court of International Arbitration on Friday.

Out-of-town shopping debate

Forty professionals from the property and retail businesses will debate the Government's policy on out-of-town shopping at a workshop tomorrow by Fenners, the City solicitors.

Task force meets monthly

The Accounting Standards Board has streamlined the procedures of the Urgent Issues Task Force by holding meetings every month rather than every other month. It has also appointed James Carty, national technical partner at Robson Rhodes, John Coombe, Glaxo Wellcome finance director, Marian MacBryde, director of Makinson Cowell, and Derek Stevens, chief financial officer at British Airways, as members.

French say `Oui' to Denton

The French firm Sales Vincent & Associes has joined the Denton International group of law firms. The grouping, which includes English firm Denton Hall, now has representation in six European countries.

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