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The LCIA: New rules and new frontiers

19-Mar-2014 | By Kate Beioley

The LCIA is changing, but is it moving quickly enough?


Too much, too soon? Linder Myers' acquisitive path to administration

13-Feb-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Manchester-based Linder Myers has spent the last few years acquiring distressed assets. Now the firm is on the hunt for a rescue-merger to pull it back from the brink.

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Jeremy Gauntlett: Meet Mandela's man

10-Feb-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Kate Beioley talks Mandela, democracy and the rule of law with Brick Court Chambers’ latest recruit, Jeremy Gauntlett.


What next for Dundas and CMS?

16-Dec-2013 | By Kate Beioley

CMS Cameron McKenna and Dundas & Wilson partners have said yes to a £277m-tie-up that will go live in May 2014. Here Kate Beioley looks at what the future holds for the combined entity.


Analysis: Exodus forces BLP to a crossroads of identity

4-Nov-2013 | By Kate Beioley

If Berwin Leighton Paisner is to halt the stream of senior partner departures, it needs to make up its mind about its true focus and channel resources accordingly. By Kate Beioley

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Elections loom at Addleshaws

22-Oct-2012 | By James Swift

Addleshaws is bracing itself for what could be a tough fight for the senior partner job

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IBA Conference: Bar talk

15-Oct-2012 | By Joanne Harris, Yun Kriegler, Ruth Green

Thousands of lawyers descended on Dublin last week for the annual International Bar Association conference. Of course, The Lawyer was there too, to bring you the inside knowledge

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K&L Gates boss still thinking big after all these years

1-Oct-2012 | By Lucy Burton

Peter Kalis, longstanding chairman of ever-expanding US firm K&L Gates, has just signed up for yet another four-year term in the job. Does the man never fancy a break? Lucy Burton finds out


The odd couple

24-Sep-2012 | By Joshua Freedman

On the face of it Field Fisher Waterhouse has the most to gain from a possible merger with Osborne Clarke, but given their differences it’s a long shot


Freshfields' sporting bet

17-Sep-2012 | By Joshua Freedman

Marathon Olympics gives Freshfields chance to sprint ahead

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Irwin Mitchell, Parabis green lights may shift ABS logjam

3 September 2012 | By Sam Chadderton

Twenty-two down, 167 to go - the ABS revolution is coming, but with more of a rumble than a big bang

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Regulatory and Compliance Briefings

Further developments for competition in the energy sector weblink subscription

Walker Morris 20-Aug-2014

Ofgem and DECC have jointly published an action plan of measures to encourage the growth of independent energy suppliers.

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Stephenson Harwood 20-Aug-2014

It is widely expected that the trend of NHS hospitals seeking to establish or expand their private patient units offerings will continue.

Insurance Block Exemption — under review download subscription

Stephenson Harwood 20-Aug-2014

The European Commission has launched a consultation on the functioning and future of the Insurance Block Exemption Regulation (IBER).


Regulatory and Compliance Analysis


Review of the year: month by month


The year will be remembered for redundancies and consolidation, as firms looked to cut costs and reduce overheads. 


Lacking Middle Eastern promise

17-Jun-2013 | By Joshua Freedman

A tough Middle East market means setting up an outpost there requires an alternative approach


Bingham develops its City link video

10-Jun-2013 | By Matt Byrne

As the US firm turns 40 in London, its strategy of expanding slowly is paying off

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Regulatory and Compliance Opinion

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​The measure of marketing – then and now


Targeted use of digital media is essential for effective law firm marketing.

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Is the Bernie Ecclestone ruling a formula for injustice?


The reaction to Bernie Ecclestone’s German settlement ignored the mechanics of the law.


Is the profession ready for role reversals?


Male lawyers should consider embarking on a new parental journey.

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