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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 Update: Higher things

Mark Humphries, a litigation partner at Linklaters & Paines, has become the first career solicitor based in a major City firm to be granted a higher courts qualification on the basis of his advocacy experience as a solicitor. The majority of the others granted the qualification are either barristers-turned-solicitors or have judicial experience.

Goodman claims dirty tricks: Former Air Europe head says BA 'went to unbelievable lengths' to destroy his business

HARRY GOODMAN, former chairman of Air Europe and International Leisure Group, broke a three-year silence yesterday when he accused British Airways of 'going to unbelievable lengths' to bring about the collapse of his business empire.

Monkey business in Pembroke: the advertising world

Move over, Baywatch beauties, Loal the orang-utan is set to become the new creature of cool.

Warburg agrees to pay up: Figure totals pounds 35m as bank settles negligence claim by Yeoman

BRITAIN'S largest merchant bank, SG Warburg, yesterday paid pounds 35m to settle the negligence claim brought against it by the Irish leasing group Yeoman International.

Warburg 'negligent' in bid advice to Yeoman

SG WARBURG, the merchant bank, and the lawyers Linklaters & Paines were subject to a furious courtroom assault yesterday as Yeoman International, the Irish leasing firm, opened its pounds 115m legal action against the two advisers.

Warburg faces pounds 115m action: Irish leasing firm sues merchant bank and Linklaters & Paines

SG WARBURG, the merchant bank, and the lawyers Linklaters & Paines face a long court battle to defend a pounds 115m legal action against them by the Irish leasing firm, Yeoman International.

Law: A leap in the dark: Calculated risks can be successful, reports Sharon Wallach

PROFESSIONAL or commercial business success can be ascribed in part to the ability to think ahead and a readiness to take calculated risks.

London 'key law centre': Survey finds fees among the highest in Europe

BRITISH law firms charge their corporate clients some of the highest fees in Europe, according to a survey published today.

Pembroke: Red under the BES

THANKS to the soon-to-bedefunct Business Expansion Scheme, we must breathlessly wait only until January to see the movie debut of 'Red' Ken Livingstone. Gouldens, the legal firm that used BES funds to finance other British productions including Leon the Pig Farmer and Kenneth Brannagh's Henry V, is raising pounds 70,000 for Seaview Nights, a comedy set in Blackpool about a bank robber who gets a crack on the head and wakes up thinking he's King Arthur.

Money Grouse: Would-be buyer put off BT3 shares

NIGEL HARRIS, a lecturer in philosophy from Dundee, intended to apply for BT3 shares for his mother but was put off by a condition in the prospectus that he thought unreasonable.

Law Report: No liability for contempt: Re Supply of Ready Mixed Concrete Court of Appeal (Lord Justice Russell, Lord Justice Hirst and Lord Justice Rose), 25 June 1993

An employer, who clearly and unequivocally prohibits his employee from entering into an agreement which unlawfully restricts competition, does not become a party to an unlawful agreement entered into by the employee in disobedience of the employer's prohibition.

Companies rush to law in pursuit of unpaid debts

SUING customers for debt has become a way of life for many British companies.

Law: Firms pay price for performance: Profit-related salaries are a growing trend, says Neasa MacErlean

NOTHING embarrasses the British quite as much as the question of money. But now that there is less of it about, law firms are taking a much closer look at their finances.

Reed merger fees cost pounds 41m: Success payments made despite an agreed Elsevier deal

LAWYERS, accountants and merchant bankers received pounds 41m in fees for advising the publishers Reed International and Elsevier on the agreed merger of their operating businesses last year.
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