22 October 2012
Tough new SFO policies on gifts and payments mean companies need lawyers on their side
The world downturn has hit Portugal particularly hard and trainee numbers have been slashed, but there are grounds for cautious optimism
Australian companies are having to pay more attention to their anti-corruption policies and procedures
Proposals to centralise the eurozone’s banking system have had a sistinctly mixed response
Addleshaws is bracing itself for what could be a tough fight for the senior partner job
Women lawyers to appear in Saudi courts - under certain circumstances
Is the ABS system more likely to redress gender imbalance than quotas?
Newcastle International Airport Ltd v Eversheds LLP.  EWHC 2648 (Ch). Proudman, J. 02 October 2012
A few weeks ago I was chairing a round table discussion of in-house lawyers at Taylor Wessing on the topic of outsourcing. It was, if I’m honest, one of those enjoyable evenings during which many of your assumptions are pleasantly overturned. However, it did rather confirm my suspicion that in-house lawyers and private practice are two cultures divided by a common language.
The economic climate continues to affect the construction and by association the planning industry, changes to planning laws are being introduced in the UK in a bid to boost our economy. What effect has all of this had on lawyers working in the sector?
Costs of more than £50,000 could not be awarded in the Patents County Court pursuant to CPR r.45.42(1). Where a patentee had brought an unsuccessful claim for patent infringement against two companies, that constituted a single claim for the purposes of CPR r.45.42(1) and consequently the companies were limited to recovering £50,000 in costs.
The trend for unbundling legal work is advancing through the law firm ranks but there is still resistance in some quarters - namely in-house. We asked why
Addleshaws should make more of the success of its Berezovsky fee arrangement
Sarah Harman has joined Hodge Jones & Allen as a partner in the firm’s clinical negligence team.
In 2012 Bath-headquartered Stone King commemorated 227 years in business, but the firm also had another cause for celebration: a promising hike in turnover, with unaudited total revenue for the 2011-12 financial year-end jumping by 8.49 per cent to £11.5m.
As an in-houser who is also an LPO enthusiast David Eveleigh, GC at telecoms giant BT Global, is clearly not a man to follow the crowd
Blackburn Rovers manager Steve Kean may benefit financially from resigning rather than being sacked
Austerity cuts could leave judges in the dark over implications of Jackson reforms
Angus MacGregor has been the HR director of Eversheds since November 2009, when he joined the firm from Barclays Bank. While at Barclays his roles included group head of HR legal and HR director for the group centre. He is also a qualified lawyer, having worked in private practice at both FreshfieldBruckhaus Deringer and McDermott Will & Emery.
They spared Gary McKinnon, but doing away with legal aid will be bad news for clients such as him