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Equitable advised to drop plan for legal campaign

Vanni Treves, the chairman of the scandal-ridden Equitable Life mutual insurance society, is steeling himself for a fresh clash with rebel policyholders.

Irvine to help firm linked to friend

THE LORD CHANCELLOR is to use a trip to China to open the office of a law firm in which his friend and personal adviser, Garry Hart, was a partner.

Thursday Law Report: 15 July 1999 - Documents were in the public domain

SmithKline Beecham Biologicals SA v Connaught Laboratories Inc Court of Appeal (Lord Bingham of Cornhill, Chief Justice, Lord Justice Otton and Lord Justice Robert Walker) 7 July 1999

Irvine accused of contempt of court

THE CONTROVERSIAL Lord Chancellor, Derry Irvine, who has been found guilty of sex and race discrimination, may soon find himself in the dock again, accused of contempt of court.

Restaurants fell for spilt wine swindle

A CAMBRIDGE law graduate tried to clear his debts by bombarding restaurants with complaints and sending them bills for dry cleaning.

Who's the top dog in... corporate law?

Market Leaders Pick Their Market Leader

Law Report: No tax rule against anticipated losses

Friday Law Report: 19 February 1999; Herbert Smith (a firm) v Honour (HMIT) Chancery Division (Mr Justice Lloyd) 12 February 1999

Law: Get set for the big bang

Fast-track civil justice is almost with us, ready or not. And there are fears that some lawyers are not.

Panel says Argos broke no rules in takeover by GUS

THE THREAT by Great Universal Stores to take legal action over statements made by Argos directors during the pounds 1.9bn bid battle was dealt a blow yesterday when the Takeover Panel said it was satisfied its rules had not been broken. "The Panel regards the matter as closed," it said.

Not just a few rogues

Those responsible for corporate governance have no incentive to question the successful creation of wealth, writes Roger Trapp

Law report: CASE SUMMARIES v 28 July 1997

The following notes of judgments were prepared by the reporters of the All England Law Reports.
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