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Irwin Mitchell most successful firm online, but Taylor Wessing is top Tweeter

23-Dec-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Irwin Mitchell is the best top 50 firm in the UK at marketing itself online, particularly through social media - although firms’ online presence remains minimal.

London

Kemp Little launches dedicated startup service

11-Dec-2014 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Technology boutique Kemp Little has launched a service dedicated to advising startup businesses.

San Francisco

Penningtons Manches opens San Francisco office to bolster cross-border M&A practice

10-Dec-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Penningtons Manches has announced the opening of its first office outside of the UK in San Francisco to cash in on the firm’s network of clients in the area and boost its M&A cross-border offering.

RBS

Clifford Chance advises as RBS waits for latest FCA fine

19-Nov-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Clifford Chance is advising the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) as it prepares for another round of fines from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), this time in relation to a 2012 IT meltdown.

India

Osborne Clarke's latest frontier: can it make India work?

3-Nov-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Osborne Clarke has signed a relationship deal with new Indian firm BTG Legal, led by its former India group head Prashant Mara.

London

Paul Hastings picks up White & Case technology and IP head

30-Oct-2014 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Paul Hastings’ London office has hired White & Case’s former IP and technology London head and global data privacy and cyber security chair Ashley Winton.

Fieldfisher

Not good friends: Fieldfisher and former privacy chief Ustaran settle dispute over 18-month notice period

13-Oct-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

It has emerged that Fieldfisher and its former data privacy head Eduardo Ustaran turned to arbitration to settle a dispute over his exit for Hogan Lovells, after the partner was accused of breaching the firm’s partnership agreement.

Abu Dhabi

Pillsbury bulks up in Abu Dhabi with Bird & Bird partner hire

7-Oct-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman has strengthened its Middle Eastern presence with the hire of Bird & Bird partner Osama Abu-Dehays.

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Wonga's first-ever GC leaves for internet crowd-funder Funding Circle

24-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Wonga’s first-ever general counsel Lucy Vernall has left the company for internet lender Funding Circle, months after Wonga was forced to pay £2.6m in compensation for sending debt collection letters from fake law firms.

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IT Briefings

Canada’s Anti-Spam Law applies to software from 15 January download subscription

Dentons 23-Dec-2014

CASL applies to the installation of ‘computer programs’ — software, apps and other programs — on the computer or device of another person.

Global: 24 privacy authorities worldwide call for more mobile app privacy download subscription

DLA Piper 19-Dec-2014

The increased focus of national data protection authorities on the processing of personal data through mobile apps was again confirmed in an open letter from a group of data protection authorities.

BYOD: how to switch off this Christmas download subscription

B P Collins 19-Dec-2014

With employees increasingly using their personal mobile phones for business calls, employers must consider the legal implications of today’s ‘always on’ environment more than ever.

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Technology for lawyers: Dangerous documents

1-Dec-2014

Document management technology is upping lawyers’ efficiency, but it presents challenges of its own in terms of data security

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Peer panel: Risk management – fed up with compliance yet?

10-Nov-2014

It’s getting tougher for legal departments to keep on top of risks such as data protection, technology and the ever-rising tide of regulation 

IT Opinion

Cat Griffiths index

The choices facing Ashurst and Olswang

3-Nov-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

The Americanisation of UK law is coming - so what are firms doing about it?