6 August 2012

The Lawyer

  • Africa becomes land of opportunity

    6 August 2012

    As Africa nears economic take-off, there are plenty of opportunities for law firms to enter the market

  • Avoid traps of tax crackdown

    6 August 2012

    Tax experts must check that any advice they give doesn’t fall foul of new Government edicts

  • Case of the week: Criminal procedure

    8-Aug-2012

    The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 Pt 5 did not give the High Court of England and Wales jurisdiction to impose property freezing orders and disclosure orders in respect of property and persons situated outside the UK.

  • Celerant legal chief: No leaf unturned

    6 August 2012

    Based in green-belt Richmond, Celerant legal chief Darryl Coulter has challenged the company’s culture to create a legal function capable of tackling international issues

  • Committee casts vote for freedom

    6 August 2012

    The FOIA does not require any significant changes, the HoC Justice Committee has found

  • Digital arm of CBS names first-ever inhouser in China

    1-Aug-2012

    CBS Interactive, the digital arm of US television network CBS, has named its first-ever in-house counsel in China with the hire of Daisy Wei to the role of director of legal.

  • Fire fighting: the shaky rule of law in Russia

    6-Aug-2012

    Russia is on the verge of becoming a WTO member, but practitioners with in-depth, first-hand experience of the country’s legal, political and business infrastructure believe it is rotten to the core

  • Focus on slimmer, fitter firms

    6 August 2012

    More redundancies are likely as firms merge or revise their markets reports James Swift

  • Freshfields loses traction with Porsche

    6 August 2012

    Former go-to adviser takes a back seat as rivals overtake in car race

  • Job Watch: Germany

    6-Aug-2012

    Germany is one of the strongest economies in the Eurozone at the moment, but what is the job market like for the legal profession?

  • Judgment call

    6 August 2012

    Jeremy Michael Ranson v Customer Systems plc (2012) EWCA Civ 841. Pill LJ; Lloyd LJ; Lewison LJ. 27 June 2012 

  • Lobby socks

    6-Aug-2012

    Government announces measures to tackle UK lobbyists’ lack of transparency

  • Move On Up: Berwin Leighton Paisner

    6 August 2012

    Consistent promotions keep Berwin Leighton Paisner’s London office buoyant, while international hiring continues apace

  • Moves: 6 August 2012

    6 August 2012

    Norton Rose has recruited London criminal law specialist Neil O’May. He is a longstanding Bindmans partner and head of the crime group.

  • Prosecution made twits out of CPS

    6 August 2012

    Charging a frustrated tweeter for his ‘menacing’ airport message was a waste of time and money

  • Road to conflict

    6 August 2012

    As the property market has crashed so real estate litigation cases have ramped up, with landlords looking for any avenue to bump up their earnings

  • Salmond fishing

    6 August 2012

    There’s nothing like an Olympic Games for stirring up some nationalistic fervour, and the scenes of jubilation that have accompanied each Team GB win certainly paint a picture of a nation united – even if we should by rights be cheering on Team UK.

  • Sturdy Wellington

    6-Aug-2012

    Domestic post-earthquake reconstruction work and strong trade ties in Asia are putting New Zealand’s lawyers on a good footing to ride out the economic malaise

  • The Barclays massiv

    6 August 2012

    The UK/US panel is big, but if the global roster ever met up it would need kettling

  • The Lawyer Management: Thomas Eggar

    6 August 2012

    Before joining Thomas Eggar in 2009, Ann Hemming supported online learning at technology solutions company Tikit and was previously head of e-learning at LexisNexis Butterworths.

  • The promising land

    6-Aug-2012

    Israel is relaxing the protectionism of its legal market, but most think global and local firms will work hand-in-hand rather than going head-to-head

  • Time is relatives

    6 August 2012

    Government proposals to spend less time with the family wins legal approbation

  • Tulkinghorn: 'A' for corp, 'F' for corpses

    6 August 2012

    White & Case might be one of the world’s largest law firms, adept in project finance, litigation and M&A, but it wouldn’t recognise a good old-fashioned murder if it landed in its lap.

  • Work Life Quiz: Janvi Patel, Halebury

    6 August 2012