Andrew Durant

FIFA's investigations own goal

26-Nov-2014

The growing conflagration over the investigation by world football governing body FIFA into the awarding of hosting rights for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups increasingly looks like a textbook case of how not to conduct an ethics probe.

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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Tim Bratton: in-housers must be brave enough to say ‘no’

24-Nov-2014

It’s time for GCs to forget the heroic ‘I do everything myself’ culture and concentrate instead on driving their business, and that means outsourcing

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Negotiating the middle ground

24-Nov-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

It wasn’t easy. When The Lawyer set out to research the top independent law firms operating in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) we were confronted with a whole series of problems. 

Ben Douglas-Jones

Conspiring to redefine conspiracy to defraud

20-Nov-2014

Company directors who design and pursue a lawful transaction designed to remove from the company hefty future obligations do not conspire to defraud those who might be financially affected by their doing so.

Dominic Crossley

Plebgate: a libel battle royal in the RCJ

18-Nov-2014

Desmond Browne QC, James Price QC and Gavin Millar QC, royalty of the libel bar, are going head to head in what is certainly the libel trial of the year.

Matt Byrne

Who'd be a law firm leader?

17-Nov-2014 | By Matt Byrne

Your partners hate you, your clients are deserting you - welcome to the world of the managing partner.

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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.