22 October 2012

The Lawyer

  • Advise clients on fraud rules

    22-Oct-2012

    Tough new SFO policies on gifts and payments mean companies need lawyers on their side

  • After the bailout

    22-Oct-2012

    The world downturn has hit Portugal particularly hard and trainee numbers have been slashed, but there are grounds for cautious optimism

  • Blizzard of Oz action on bribery

    22-Oct-2012

    Australian companies are having to pay more attention to their anti-corruption policies and procedures

  • BT Global GC: Outside line

    22 October 2012

    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

  • EC money

    22-Oct-2012

    Proposals to centralise the eurozone’s banking system have had a sistinctly mixed response

  • Elections loom at Addleshaws

    22-Oct-2012

    Addleshaws is bracing itself for what could be a tough fight for the senior partner job

  • Equality control

    22-Oct-2012

    Women lawyers to appear in Saudi courts - under certain circumstances

  • Fair way

    22-Oct-2012

    Is the ABS system more likely to redress gender imbalance than quotas?

  • Featured case: Negligence

    22-Oct-2012

    Newcastle International Airport Ltd v Eversheds LLP. [2012] EWHC 2648 (Ch). Proudman, J. 02 October 2012

  • Firms can ride the LPO wave

    22-Oct-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.

  • Job Watch Planning

    22-Oct-2012

    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?

  • Judgment Call: 22nd October 2012

    22-Oct-2012

    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.

  • LPOver and out?

    22-Oct-2012

    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

  • Make a big deal of a big deal

    22-Oct-2012

    Addleshaws should make more of the success of its Berezovsky fee arrangement

  • Moves: 22 October 2012

    22-Oct-2012

    Sarah Harman has joined Hodge Jones & Allen as a partner in the firm’s clinical negligence team.

  • Number crunching: Stone King

    22 October 2012

    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.

  • Should I stay or should I go?

    22-Oct-2012

    Blackburn Rovers manager Steve Kean may benefit financially from resigning rather than being sacked

  • The great training robbery

    22-Oct-2012

    Austerity cuts could leave judges in the dark over implications of Jackson reforms

  • The Lawyer Management: Eversheds

    22-Oct-2012

    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.

  • Two cheers for our politicians

    22-Oct-2012

    They spared Gary McKinnon, but doing away with legal aid will be bad news for clients such as him

  • Work Life Quiz: Michael Neofytou, Artesian Law

    22-Oct-2012