Supermarket Morrisons has acquired the whole of the Rathbone Kear plant bakery business, buying out bakery entrepreneur Harry Kear’s 20% stake.Harry Kear told British Baker: “My job is complete. I have finished what I set out to do which was to get the bakeries in good order and working well. It has been an enjoyable partnership with Morrisons. The excellent staff have helped make the bakeries the success they have become.”He said that during the last 28 months the company, which consists of three bakeries that supply Morrisons, had undergone significant changes, and now produced high quality products from efficient reliable plants.Morrisons said in a statement: “The company is now showing good profitability and with the major transformation complete it has been agreed that Mr Kear will sell his minority shareholdings to Wm Morrison Supermarkets and will transfer the operational control of the company to a new management team.”Kear will continue to provide consultancy services to the company, which will now be known as Rathbones, through his company Forever Foods for the immediate future with the management team currently based at Lydney.Kear said: “I have always loved the baking industry but for now I will concentrate on my hotels, golf clubs and property group.”
YLD works to restructure professionalism program Senior EditorNew Bar members who are government lawyers should be required to take the new, shorter Practicing With Professionalism course, but be able to defer taking other basic skills courses required of new Bar members, according to the Young Lawyers Division.YLD President Mark Romance presented that proposal to the Bar Board of Governors at its August 22 meeting. The Government Lawyer Section has expressed reservations about the changes.Romance recounted that the Program Evaluation Committee reviewed PWP last year and made two recommendations: That the course be reduced from two days to one, and the deferment should be ended for lawyers on PWP and other required basic skills courses.PWP has already been reduced to one day, Romance said, and the YLD has prepared other necessary rules, including increasing the required number of basic skills courses that new Bar members take in their first three years from two to three.But after meeting with the Government Lawyer Section and other groups that represent publicly employed attorneys, Romance said the YLD modified its proposal. The new plan would end the deferment for PWP, but allow government lawyers to keep the deferment for the basic skills courses until they enter private practice.He added the YLD will have rule changes implementing changes to PWP and its basic skill courses ready for the board’s final consideration in December. The proposals have been forwarded to the Government Lawyer Section and other groups for feedback, Romance said.“Specifically, we recognized that there may be some benefit to government lawyers to defer the basic level course requirements until they complete their government service,” Romance said in a letter to the board. “We continue to believe that there is no reason to have the government lawyers defer the requirement to attend the new one-day Practicing With Professionalism course.”“My goal is to try to work with the government lawyers to do what’s in the best interest of all young lawyers,” he added. “I’m hoping we can convince them it’s in the best interest of all young lawyers.”The YLD’s revised plan was reviewed by the PEC when it met the day before the board meeting.“PEC is unanimously and strongly in favor of there being no exemption with respect to the professionalism aspect of the program,” PEC Chair Hank Coxe said. He said the committee expects to have its final recommendation on the YLD’s proposals by the board’s December meeting.Keith Rizzardi, chair of the Government Lawyer Section, welcomed the change, but said the section still favors complete deferment. “It’s a good step forward, and it brings us closer to a compromise,” he said. “We still have some reservations.”In an August 13 letter to the YLD, Rizzardi said the Government Lawyer Section questioned the need for PWP because law schools already have adequate programs and Bar rules require five professionalism and ethics credits every three years. Ending the deferral would also impose “a new burden on lesser-paid government lawyers and their poorly funded public agencies at a time when the Florida budget is in crisis,” he said.As an alternative, Rizzardi said the section proposed requiring that all CLE courses include a professionalism component, that CLE courses be developed to be of interest to government lawyers, and that the PWP and basic skills course deferment be changed to an outright exemption for all lawyers with 10 years practice experience.Rizzardi said the section would discuss the revised YLD proposal when it meets during the Bar’s September 4-5 General Meeting (after this News went to press). Romance told the board he hoped it could take final action on the changes at its December meeting. YLD works to restructure professionalism program September 15, 2003 Gary Blankenship Senior Editor Regular News
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