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Outlook Billionaire Thomas Sandell is making it quite clear that it will take more than a couple of paracetamol to handle the headache he is causing for FirstGroup.

Law: Partners who sleep with the enemy

It's unthinkable: lawyers and accountants chatting? Next thing they'll be in business together...

Former Wickes directors charged with fraud

The Serious Fraud Office yesterday charged four former directors of Wickes, the DIY chain with fraudulent trading and making false statements in connection with the scandal which rocked the firm nearly three years ago.

Law report: Case Summaries

24 May 1999

Lawyers weigh up loyalty and lucre

THERE WAS a time when a job in a City law firm was for life. Now the typical lawyer's career path will often involve several successively better paid lateral moves. If the position is not yet quite as fluid as that in investment banking or mainstream corporates, where even chief executives are showing themselves sus-ceptible to rival offers, it appears that old-style loyalty to the firm is being replaced by greater emphasis on indiv-iduals and the pay packets they can attract.

Law Reports: Case Summaries; 19 April 1999

Law Reports

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

Market Leaders Pick Their Market Leader

Employer was not vicariously liable

Tuesday Law Report: 23 February 1999 Credit Lyonnais Nederland NV (now known as Generale Bank Nederland NV) v Export Credits Guarantee Department House of Lords (Lord Slynn of Hadley, Lord Woolf, Lord Steyn, Lord Clyde, Lord Millett) 18 February 1999

Law: The future is female

The law is no longer a male-only preserve, but it will take time to change its culture.

Law: Mixed year begins and ends wrapped up in Straw

It's been a busy year, with scandals, resignations, extradition, and the biggest shake-up for 50 years

Law: How can you put a price on a good lawyer?

With more legal publications producing profit league tables we risk forgetting what lawyers are for. By Linda Tsang

Law: The firm that wants to conquer the world

Forthright, rugby-playing lawyer Terence Kyle is to head up a truly global firm.

Law: Lord Irvine says the Bar's open

The Lord Chancellor's reforms promise upheaval but equality for the profession

Inside Business: Esops 'set to become key perk'

COMPANIES that do not have broad-based employee share ownership schemes (Esops) will be shunned by skilled jobseekers in the coming years, predicts a key supporter of the concept, writes Roger Trapp.

Law Report: 19 November 1997: Common-sense approach should be adopted by court

A broad common-sense approach should be adopted to the question whether actions were related for the purposes of an application to stay proceedings or to decline jurisdiction pursuant to the provisions of article 22 of the Brussels Convention.
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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
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Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

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This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

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Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee