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Environmental winner

Caroline May (pictured below), head of the environment unit at the London law firm Lawrence Graham, has won this year's Institute of Energy Roscoe Prize. Ms May, who received the prize from David Jefferies, president of the institute and chairman of the National Grid, won for a paper on the lawyer's view of the UK's environmental regulatory system.

Chance encounters in Bangkok

Clifford Chance, the City's largest law firm, has strengthened its presence in South-east Asia by opening an office in Bangkok. The focus of the office, which opens this week, will be financial institutions, investment houses and multinational corporations with business or proposed business in Thailand.

Construction's legal risks

The options and risks involved in contracts and procurement will be the title of the first lecture in a new series from the construction law unit of the Northern Regional Centre for the Built Environment, a construction industry association. The talk at the University of Northumbria on 21 February will involve contributions from Andrew Poole of the solicitors Dickinson Dees and Dave Greenwood of the construction management department of the university.

Registering village greens

An article in the Law pages of 3 January, 1995 entitled "A community and a county fail to find common ground" stated that the Open Spaces Society had withdrawn its publication Getting Greens Registered: a guide to law and procedure for town and village greens. It has, in fact, added an insert informing readers of the Sudbury park case and giving its opinion that the judge took a narrow and restrictive view that has been widely challenged within the legal profession.

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