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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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Julius and Shackleton to replay Charles vs Di with Macca and Heather

Mishcon de Reya and Payne Hicks Beach are set to meet in court after Lady Heather McCartney instructed Mishcon consultant Anthony Julius to represent her in her divorce from former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney. Sir Paul has picked Payne Hicks Beach partner Fiona Shackleton to fight Lady McCartney’s demands. Shackleton and Julius were previously instructed […]

Lovells’ latest lockstep review rewards junior partners

Lovells has concluded the first stage of its protracted lockstep review after agreeing to increase the number of points available to new equity partners. The partnership council agreed last month to increase entry level points to 30. The council has also agreed to review the points allocated to partners who entered the equity on 24 […]

Paul Hastings targets 20 per cent growth and Germany launch

Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker is targeting 20 per cent growth for its UK revenue this financial year, at the same time as investigating launching in both Chicago and Germany. Chairman Seth Zachary said the firm was on track to hit its 20 per cent target for improved UK revenue at the firm’s half-year mark […]

Crown Office snares Maitland’s top clerk

Crown Office Chambers has overhauled its management structure and poached Maitland Chambers senior clerk Andy Flanagan for the new role of senior managing clerk. Flanagan joins Crown Office on 1 November after six years at Maitland, having joined the set when it was formed through the merger of 13 Old Square and 7 Stone Buildings. […]

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