Dublin’s real estate market has clawed its way back from the deep financial crisis of 2008.
Dublin’s real estate market has clawed its way back from the deep financial crisis of 2008.
An incident involving JP Morgan is understood to be the reason why White & Case’s hire of Weil Gotshal & Manges’ City banking chief Mark Donald has fallen through. The Lawyer revealed in November that the Weil Gotshal lawyer would be joining White & Case as a partner, having long been courted by the US firm. […]
On New Year’s Eve, Ince partners received a rather unexpected email from the firm’s interim chairman.
It was now subject to a pre-pack administration; a process that is ever part of its suitor Gordon Dadds’ playbook.
Following a swift exit from Goodwin at the tail-end of last year, the pair have returned to their old stomping ground; acting for management in PE deals.
How can you reshape an in-house team in the image you want it to be? This was just one of the issues up for debate at The Lawyer’s latest roundtable with BCLP.
Experts from across the market give their view on the past 12 months and offer predictions for 2019.
We shout a lot these days and we seem to have forgotten how to listen. Even if we are listening it is, more often than at any time in the history of mankind, within our own bubble as we plug in the earphones and pull up the audio drawbridge. There’s a lot of shouting on […]
2019 will be the year when legal tech becomes smart, and when analytics opens doors to unexplored territories
A legal universe where New Law has come of age may be closer than you think
2018 was another year of big-name moves, with US firms showing no signs of winding down their ambitions to grow in the City
New rules for European lawyers in the UK might add some red tape. Nevertheless, firms see Brexit as an opportunity, not a hurdle
Legal operations managers from top UK companies explain what they do and how they are transforming their businesses
Bakers claims its app is unique in the legal market and the effort goes on to add bespoke functions for clients
Slaughter and May’s solution to the challenge of increasingly complex cases involving millions of documents and seemingly endless email trails: Tiki-Toki
An innovative solution from TLT and US tech group LegalSifter can slash lawyers’ BAU admin burden, but it can also do so much more
The glacial pace of change in relation to women’s progress at the Bar is disappointing, writes Outer Temple Chambers’ new CEO.
Given that we are apparently obliged to contemplate Brexit until the great trumpet sounds, let’s consider some of the consequences of the referendum that we’re seeing winding through the courts. There are three Brexit-related pieces of litigation in The Lawyer Top 20 Cases 2019. As noted in today’s cover feature. Brick Court barristers are on […]
It’s widely believed that retention rates are a critical measure of success and that trainees are a long-term investment. But the beliefs are myths, argues Aspirant’s Jason Ku.
For law firms the real question is how to get and maintain momentum. Jomati’s Tony Williams explains how to do it.
As early as you like in 2019, here comes the consolidation in New Law.
While Deloitte has been praised for its open approach on how it dealt with inappropriate behaviour, the biggest City law firms are trying to close down the discussion.
Spare a thought for EC3. Clyde & Co and Kennedys may have expanded overseas, but you can’t buccaneer your way to domestic growth. One of the biggest questions facing insurance firms is how they can increase their share of a static market where panel reviews can determine major revenue streams. Virtually every senior figure predicts […]
The gig economy is going to change career options in the top 100 law firms radically in the next 12 months, writes Matt Byrne.
Laura Uberoi is a Council Member at the Law Society and, alongside Kayleigh Leonie, represents junior lawyers of 0-5 years PQE. In October Laura was elected as president of her local law society and in doing so became one of the youngest and most junior solicitor to ever hold such a role across the country. […]
I feel like a tranquillised hippo. My limbs weigh two tonnes and my brain’s too heavy for my head. It’s November and I have 3,000lb-ungulate jet lag, so I must be at MIPIM Asia. For readers who only know MIPIM Cannes, MIPIM Asia is Cannes’ more refined Hong Kongese cousin. Each year about 900 property […]
Julia Salasky, CEO of CrowdJustice, the online crowdfunding platform for legal action, spoke at the Law Society’s Future of Law lecture.
In this adapted version she shares her experience using innovative technologies to connect lawyers and clients with funds to take legal action
Red faces aplenty at Hogan Lovells last week when a partner was filmed enjoying adult material on his work computer during daytime hours. But not just because a partner spent valuable fee-earning time accessing sexual content; as a policy issue, it has raised questions about why internet controls were not consistent across the firm’s global network. Prior to the incident, Hogan Lovells’ internet controls varied across jurisdictions, […]
As noted in our recent article ‘Private Lives and Public Interest’, the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands (the “Grand Court”) is often asked to give directions as to the protection of confidential information in the context of ongoing litigation. Most frequently, these requests are made in reliance on section 4 of the Confidential Information […]
By Richard Naish, Ben Sheppard The future of businesses in food and drink manufacturing and its supply chain will be affected by consultations launched by Government on 18 February. The consultations, which are aimed primarily at packaging waste, close on 13 May 2019. The consultation on reforming the UK packaging producer responsibility systemconsiders a range of options to […]
By Jo Ratcliffe, Ruth Bamforth, Craig Looker The Government made clear, in its March 2018 Pensions White Paper, it is committed to ensuring the Pensions Regulator (Regulator) has the right powers to be able to protect effectively defined benefit pension schemes. On 11 February 2019 the Government published its response to its June 2018 consultation on strengthening the […]
By Manuel Gouveia Pereira According to the Overview of the OECD’s Economic Survey for Portugal in 2017, structural reforms have led to a successful rebalancing of the Portuguese economy towards exports, which appears to be gaining ground, although the continuation of the rebalancing of the economy will require more investment. As of December 2015 the new […]
By David Asker At this time of year, we see many suppliers contacting us about money they are owed from Christmas parties. For these companies it seems the festive hangover has lasted longer than is reasonable so we have put together a handy guide to how companies and business that are owed money from the Christmas […]
By Neil Franklin The Supreme Court has clarified how claims for loss of chance against negligent advisors will be assessed, in a decision that will be relevant to any claim by a bank or lender who is considering taking legal action against third party suppliers who have failed to provide adequate advice on a potential […]
By Mădălina Neagu, Andra Jegan Of the five types of corporation that may be established under Romanian law, joint stock and limited liability companies continue to be the most common. Recent statistics show that almost 1 million companies are active in Romania, of which approximately 800,000 are limited liability or joint stock companies. Further, the number of […]
By Peter Madl Neighbours and communities don’t like it, but apartment owners love it, because they can multiply their income. Short-term rental to tourists or business people who stay for just a few weeks is very controversial. Both courts as well as the legislative bodies of the Austrian provinces have found ways to restrict it.
Portugal Competition Authority On 3 October 2018, the Portuguese Competition Authority (PCA) published the definitive version of the Issues Paper “Technological Innovation and Competition in the Financial Sector in Portugal”.
Every year, as a part of the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards, RSG Consulting evaluates new solutions developed by law firms and corporate legal departments. Designed to improve legal service delivery and client engagement, many of the winning solutions are built using the HighQ platform. Download the ebook to explore how these elements of innovation […]
The Hon’ble Supreme Court (SC), in its recent decision in the matter of M/s Hindon Forge Pvt. Ltd. & Anr. v State of Uttar Pradesh [(Civil Appeal No 10873 of 2018 along with Civil Appeal No 10874 of 2018)] (Appeals) held that a borrower can prefer an application under Section 17 (1) of the Securitization […]
By Anthony Partridge, Fraser Allister The Cayman Islands’ Formal Validity of Wills (Persons Dying Abroad) Law, 2018 came into effect on 1 February 2019. The law is important to people who own shares in Cayman Islands companies or have interests in Cayman Islands investment funds for example, and offers far greater flexibility for international clients who wish […]