Panel reviews

Panel reviews 2014: The chosen ones download

15-Sep-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Which firms are cutting it in this era of slimline rosters, and who are the GC new brooms making clean sweeps? The Lawyer can reveal all

Plant

Professional indemnity: Misunderstanding PII

15-Sep-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

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Litindex

Litigation funding peer panel: Beyond acceptance

15-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Third-party funding is gaining credibility and more firms are willing to get in on the provider act, developing the market further

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Ireland: Lawyers wanted

15-Sep-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

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Italy: Diversity strategy

15-Sep-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Italian M&A activity has hit a rough patch, forcing law firms to look for alternative sources of revenue

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Scottish independence: Nervous System

8-Sep-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Scotland is in the grip of referendum fever. From the “proud to be Scottish, delighted to be united” sloganeering of the ‘Naws’, to the schismatic buttonholing of the ‘Ayes’, there’s no escaping the fact that something big is about to happen in Scottish politics.

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South Korea: Losing its shine 

8-Sep-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Despite being a top recipient of foreign direct investment, South Korea’s business activity potential is not being realised. Do policymakers have the remedy?

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Angola and Mozambique: Dual fuel pipeline

8-Sep-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Angola and Mozambique both benefit from oil and gas exploration but their by-product of needing modern and extensive infrastructure is creating new investment sources

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Trainees: to have and to hold

1-Sep-2014 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Three of the five top UK firms ramp up their trainee retention rates

Behind the Law

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The Akin deal is done, but what of the five Bingham refuseniks?

19-Sep-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

The much anticipated tie-up between Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld and Bingham McCutcheon’s London office closes only one chapter of speculation over the fate of the US firm.

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Notebook

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ULaw strikes back after CC snub

8-Sep-2014 | By Richard Simmons

Clifford Chance becomes the latest firm to drop ULaw for BPP as its LPC provider

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Opinion

Louisa Knox

Shepherd and Wedderburn: post devo max, we need some joined-up thinking on tax

19-Sep-2014

The Scottish electorate has voted ‘no’ to independence. However, the ‘no’ vote certainly doesn’t mean no constitutional change for Scotland, not least because of the UK government’s (and the Labour Party’s) pledge to further devolve power to Scotland. Additionally, key provisions of the Scotland Act 2012 will come into force over the next two years giving the Scottish government additional powers and a referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU is proposed for 2017.Changes ...

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Brodies: achieving rapid consensus on wider UK constitutional reform is 'optimistic'

19-Sep-2014

At 6.10am this morning, when the Kingdom of Fife declared its result in the Scottish independence referendum and made a Yes win mathematically impossible, the debate on British constitutional reform was silenced

Catriona Munro

Maclay Murray & Spens: Will London's economic and cultural power be rebalanced across the UK?

19-Sep-2014

Scotland has decided. Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom and the strengthening of devolution for Scotland within the union is the way forward.

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Tods Murray: The legacy of the referendum will cast a long shadow

19-Sep-2014

Lawyers south of Hadrian’s Wall may well be forgiven for waking up this morning and wondering what all of the fuss was about as Scotland rejected Alex Salmond’s vision for independence, voting yesterday to stick with the union of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Money

Basel III: A double whammy for law firms?

15-Sep-2014

Is the “law of unintended consequences” about to hit the legal market with another challenge when the Basel III banking reforms start to take effect in January 2015?

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Avoiding panel game pigeonholes

15-Sep-2014

This week we publish our review of the reviews, which tallies the firms that have won places on the panels of 2014. There’s a pattern emerging.

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