Solicitors put Euro law on the map
A GROUP of European lawyers have visited local firm hc solicitors for a conference of the collaborative legal organisation Unilaw.
The Unilaw organisation is a group of lawyers from European countries who work together to give legal advice across borders to clients with interests abroad. A founding member of the organisation, hc solicitors hosted the annual conference at its Peterborough headquarters.
The visiting solicitors included Ignacio Menendez and Gillermo Velasco from Madrid, Georges P Mouchtouris and Severine Lavie from Lyon, Federico Vasoli and Patrizia Masi from Milan and Barbara Moner from Barcelona.
Lynne Ayres, managing director of hc solicitors, said: “As a firm we have benefited greatly from our membership of the organisation. Within the firm, we already have expertise in Spanish law and in European debt recovery, but the lawyers in the group have been able to help us assist clients with business and private interests in other European countries. As founder members, we are working with the group on plans to grow and include representation from further afield.”
Glynn Railton, commercial solici- tor at hc solicitors, added: “As a result of our Unilaw membership, I have recently acted for clients based in Vietnam in the setting up of a company in England as part the clients’ longer term European strategy to purchase an Italian fashion brand.”
As part of the conference, the group visited Peterborough Cathedral for evensong and a reception at the Deanery.
cathedral visit: The group of lawyers are pictured with the dean, The Very Reverend Charles Taylor at the end of the evensong service.