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Addleshaw Goddard: why the firm needs to reboot

1-Dec-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Too focused on the top line; a haphazard international strategy; no strategic direction. How will the firm answer its critics?

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Demystifying e-discovery: the art of the possible

11-Nov-2014

Given the growth in the amount of data businesses create and store, it’s a good point in time to determine how companies and law firms are working with eDiscovery and computer forensics.

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Olswang at the crossroads as turnover lags peer group

3-Nov-2014 | By Matt Byrne

UK 200 figures show that Olswang has lagged behind its TMT competitors over time, and it will shortly have to cope with the arrival of Cooley in London. With CEO David Stewart now out the door, does the firm have a plan?

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The UK Market Register: US firms storm the mid-market

27-Oct-2014 | By Joshua Freedman

The UK Market Register shows the extent to which US firms, notably Baker & McKenzie, Latham & Watkins and White & Case, are now entrenched in the UK legal market.

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The five associates taking law firm gender balance into their own hands

20-Oct-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Tired of firms’ talk of commitment to the partnership gender balance while seeing scant evidence of change, five female lawyers have launched Women in Law London (WILL) to empower women to take the initiative themselves

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Banking and finance: The advice squad

13-Oct-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

IPOs are booming again, sending law firms jostling for mandates, but this time there’s a new role for banks that are independently advising the issuers. Step forward Lazard and Rothschild

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How far did our GCs get during their first 100 days? download

6-Oct-2014 | Updated: 6-Oct-2014

The first Lawyer and BLP GC2B roundtable event provides a valuable insight into the realities of becoming a new GC and what it takes to stay the distance

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Private equity: keep out

1-Sep-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Can City firms close the door on line of PE staff heading out for US practices?

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Special report: Funds – Social climbers

4-Aug-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Entries for this year’s Lawyer Awards Funds Team of the Year saw innovative structures and many firsts for good causes

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Special report: Professional indemnity insurance – A survival guide

4-Aug-2014 | By Katy Dowell

Navigating the renewals maze for PII has only got harder. We provide a guide to the sector’s underwriters while brokers advise on the best line of action

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Supreme Court rules even royalty must sign own disclosure statement and weighs in on question of relief from sanctions download subscription

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The Supreme Court has for the first time addressed the question of post-Mitchell relief from sanctions in the recent case of HRH Prince Abdulaziz Bin Mishal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud v Apex Global Management Ltd and anor.

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Leigh Day and Public Interest Lawyers face criticism as Al-Sweady Inquiry concludes

18-Dec-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Leigh Day and Public Interest Lawyers were the subject of criticism by defence secretary Michael Fallon yesterday (17 December) following the publication of a report into allegations that British forces tortured and executed Iraqi citizens.

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Burges Salmon, CMS and Osborne Clarke retained as Eurostar delays panel review until 2015

18-Dec-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Eurostar has delayed its panel review until spring 2015, granting Burges Salmon, CMS Cameron McKenna and Osborne Clarke a four-month reprieve.

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Stories of the year: September sees law firm and celebrity tie-ups

18-Dec-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

September saw the beginning of the end for Bingham McCutchen as its London partners decided to jump ship to Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld.

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BLM, Clarke Willmott and Penningtons Manches among new appointments to second HALA panel

18-Dec-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

BLM, Clarke Willmott and Penningtons Manches are among the firms to have been newly appointed to the Housing Associations’ Legal Alliance (HALA) refreshed panel.

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Are confidential settlement agreements really confidential?

26-Nov-2014

The Rolling Stones were in the press recently, after leaked court documents revealed confidential medical information on the band members.

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Peter Kalis: Managing partners don’t get no respect

17-Nov-2014

Pompous, paranoid, deluded – just three of the things managing partners definitely are not.

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SJ Berwin: a promising afterlife?

10-Nov-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

For both SJ Berwin and Ashurst the lure of an Asia deal was irresistible.

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