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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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Leeds: Ridings of the storm

21-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Leeds has taken a harder knock from the slump than its regional peers, with firm headcounts falling behind Manchester. But rejuvenation plans are brewing

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InCredit — Immigration Act 2014 regulations; gross mortgage lending up five per cent; and more download subscription

Addleshaw Goddard 26-Nov-2014

Addleshaw Goddard has released the 25 November 2014 edition of its InCredit publication.

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Royal Mail seals first post-IPO panel review: Slaughters, DAC Beachcroft and CMS get the nod

27-Nov-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Royal Mail has finished its first panel review since the company’s £3.3bn IPO in 2013, retaining DAC Beachcroft and CMS Cameron McKenna but dropping Bond Dickinson on an expanded roster.

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Watson Farley pushes revenue up 8 per cent to £56.8m at half-year

26-Nov-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Watson Farley & Williams has increased revenue by 8 per cent over the first half of the 2014/15 financial year, reaching £56.8m.

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Taming of the panel: RSC names Foot Anstey and Mills & Reeve on first roster

26-Nov-2014 | By Kate Beioley

The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) has named Foot Anstey and Mills & Reeve as its inaugural panel firms, with Freeths and Wright Hassall understood to have been beaten to spots on the roster.

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20 Essex Street takes Holman Fenwick commercial director for new role

25-Nov-2014 | By Kate Beioley

20 Essex Street has hired Holman Fenwick Willan’s (HFW) commercial director James Huckle for a newly-created strategic development director post, marking a continued push towards business development at the bar.

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Charles Gordon

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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