19 June 2008

Cross-border arbitration has teeth

Fears that commercial arbitration would be unenforceable across national boundaries have proved groundless, according to academic experts. China, India and Russia are the countries perceived as most hostile to enforcement, a study by the school of international arbitration at Queen Mary, University of London, found.

17 June 1998

Court win for solicitor-advocates

It is in the public interest for solicitor-advocates to have the same rights as barristers to conduct litigation on behalf of clients they have previously advised, the Court of Appeal ruled last week. The latest boost for solicitor-advocates came in advance of a government consultation which the lord chancellor, Lord Irvine, has promised will bring ‘radical reform’ to the higher rights system.

15 June 1988

Society approves new code

A decisive vote by the Law Society’s Council has cleared the way for solicitors to enter into arrangements with building societies, estate agents and housing developers under a new code for the introduction and referral of work. The code was approved as part of a larger package of practice rules.

21 June 1978

Advertising restrictions

The Council has ruled that in legal and other directories which are open to the whole profession a solicitor may insert not only his name, address and description, but also details of the categories of work undertaken, provided that these details do not include any statement that the solicitor or firm ‘specialise’ in any particular type of work.

June 1918

The Master of the Rolls

The Right Hon. Sir Charles Swinfen Eady has been appointed to be Master of the Rolls. Articled to the late Mr TM Jenkins of  , he was admitted as a solicitor in 1874 and his name appeared on the Roll for over two years. He was called to the Bar by the Inner Temple in 1879.