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By Nicholas d’Adhemar Technology is dramatically changing the practice of law. Big data, machine learning, smart contracts and Artificial Intelligence are all making the assimilation and interpretation of large amounts of unstructured data much easier. Some doom-mongers see this as the end of the traditional practice of law. We believe, rather, that the trend will be […]

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High profile consultant joins DJ Freeman

DJ Freeman has appointed Anthony Aust, deputy legal adviser at the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, as a consultant to its public international law group. Aust was legal adviser to the UK mission to the United Nations in New York between 1988 and 1991. High-profile cases include acting as deputy agent for the UK in […]

Honour amongst men

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Halliwells solicitor retires to follow new career

Halliwell Landau’s head of planning Roger Lancaster is retiring as a solicitor to join Manchester set 40 King Street as a barrister. Lancaster, a solicitor-advocate, is changing careers to make full use of his advocacy skills. He will be replaced as head of planning by Andrew Platt, who currently heads up the planning department at […]

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