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Allegations prompt fresh slide in Collins Stewart

Terry Smith's Nightmare Week: Claims by a former analyst have left the independent British investment bank reeling

Can I borrow your suit, Kate?

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Top British lawyers earn pounds 1.5m less than Americans

TOP LAWYERS in Britain are being paid pounds 1.5m less than their American counterparts, according to new figures.

Outlook: Everyone loses face in battle of the tour operators

OTHER THAN Ian Clubb, chairman of First Choice, who correctly advised his shareholders to accept Kuoni's bird in the hand rather than wait for Airtours' two in the bush, nobody emerges with any credit from David Crossland's opportunistic attempt to acquire the competition.

Give up the day job

It's not only nurses and cab drivers who work at night. Office staff have joined their ranks.

City law boom is creating the UK's first pounds 1m a year solicitors

LEADING LAWYERS in the City of London are earning salaries approaching one million pounds, according to new figures published today.

Law: The transatlantic merger that is making waves

City law firm Clifford Chance's merger with both a German firm and a New York firm has sent shock waves through London - who is next? Is this radical development about to become a trend? By Jonathan Ames

Fresh bid to block Punch

WHITBREAD YESTERDAY admitted it was trying to delay Punch's bid for Allied Domecq's pub estate out of sheer "bloody-mindedness", and because it did not see why Punch should be allowed to take advantage of months of costly work done on Whitbread's behalf.

pounds 800,000 And Up...The Men At The Top Of Corporate Law

Nigel Boardman at Slaughter and May is believed to be one of its senior partners, earning around pounds 900,000 a year. He is a corporate finance expert at this traditional law firm, which has a reputation for paying top salaries but is seen as unwilling to commit itself to an international merger strategy.

Merger bonanza for UK lawyers

TOP SOLICITORS in London can look forward to salaries as high as those earned by City bankers after the world's biggest law firm was formed through a merger involving British, American and German firms.

Law: Briefs

AN ABSENT-MINDED juror cleared a defendant of possession of drugs - then walked off with exhibit No.1: 1.29g of herbal cannabis. "It was a genuine mistake," insisted Chris Harper, court manager of London's Southwark Crown Court. The mishap began when the 12 jurors returned to the jury room to collect papers and belongings. In the rush to return to their assembly area for further instructions, the middle-aged juror accidentally picked up the exhibit, which had been with the jurors during their deliberations. "When the usher realised the drugs were missing, the clerk immediately rang the jury bailiff," said Mr Harper. "The embarrassed man came forward and the drugs were returned to the court."

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