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Law Firm Survey 2018

By Giles Murphy Finding and retaining those talented individuals is becoming more difficult. Not only must law firms contend with traditional rivals, but also with new entrants, such as the Big 4 accountancy firms. At the same time, firms are looking to shore up their businesses with increasing specialisation and geographic expansion. Mergers and acquisitions […]

Legal technology: Looking past the hype

Did the expression “UK Legal Tech Landscape” once make you excited and now make you groan? Increasingly you are not alone. Overblown promises and a lack of clear solution-based thinking has driven confusion and disillusionment with legal technology. This is due, in part, to the fast pace of change in the legal industry and the […]

Approval of changes in Debt Arrangement Scheme in Scotland

By Rob Aberdein In August 2018 Rob Aberdein explained proposed changes to the Debt Arrangement Scheme (DAS) in Scotland. The legislation enacting those changes has now been approved by Parliament and the new regime will come into force on 29 October 2019.  The legislation and guidance can be viewed here.

ICO continues to undertake enforcement action under the Data Protection Act 1998

By JP Buckley The ICO continues to undertake enforcement action under the previous Data Protection Act 1998. It applies where the breach was before 25 May 2018, when the GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018 came into force. We have seen from recent enforcement action that the trends continue… data protection and security is not […]

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Top results in insolvency examinations

Solicitors taking the exams to become insolvency practitioners have done better than ever before by achieving a near-50 per cent pass rate and performing better than the accountants. Thirteen solicitors sat the Joint Insolvency Examination Board, out of 350 candidates, who were mainly accountants. Six of the solicitors passed, two were referred in only one […]

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WEST End and City law firms have reported significant increases in their wage awards in a new legal salary survey. Forty per cent of London firms approached in the 1995 Michael Page Legal survey said they awarded staff wage rises of between six and ten per cent last year. In 1993 16 per cent handed […]

UK partner starts action on German cash scandal

LONDON solicitor David Greene is at the centre of a legal campaign by English and German creditors to secure over DM600 million (u240 million) from disgraced German investment adviser and alleged fraudster Jurgen Harksen. Greene, partner of London firm Edwin Coe, worked with South African lawyers in Cape Town to secure a rare Mareva injunction […]

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