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, […]
Many offshore jurisdictions saw notable reforms in 2018. This article considers how recent changes to the regulation of financial services in Bermuda have affected private trust companies. These legislative amendments were made primarily to ensure that Bermuda’s legal framework remains up to date with international standards, which are aimed at maintaining the international financial system’s […]
A company has outstanding debts and it seems they are struggling financially. What can you do to try and get your debts settled? Is applying to have the company wound up the answer? Here, we take a look at what you will need to consider before a decision is made and we take a look […]
In the recent case of SKYMIST HOLDINGS LIMITED v GRANDLANE DEVELOPMENTS LIMITED , the Technology and Construction Court (TCC), considered the principle of “approbation and reprobation” in “satellite litigation” over the jurisdiction of adjudicators. But is challenging the jurisdiction of an adjudicator worth the cost involved? We review the key points in the Skymist decision, and the TCC‘s […]
Public consultations on enhancing retirement security led by the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada closed in late 2018. Given the importance and complexity of the subject matter, the one-month consultation period offered by the government was curiously short. Given that 2019 is an election year, the quick completion of the process could […]
Competition matters, and investigations more generally, differ greatly in execution from the approach to eDiscovery taken in litigation. Understanding the potential issues is paramount in developing an eDiscovery model that tackles the regulatory pressures faced by legal teams and their corporate clients. In the first article in this series we compare the different approaches and examine […]
Despite Brexit’s near monopoly of Parliamentary and legislative draftsmen’s time, the Government did find time to publish its ‘Good Work Plan’ in December. The plans set out are more a tweak of employment laws over the next two years rather than a major reform. Nevertheless, it does offer some real improvements aimed at protecting more vulnerable workers. […]
In January 2019, Gowling WLG’s co-head of global Intellectual Property (IP), Gordon Harris, delivered his much anticipated annual review of the year’s UK patent. Gordon gave his usual comprehensive review, backed by a thorough and extensive paper. Gordon commented that there was no lodestar this year, with the Supreme Court decision in Warner Lambert having fallen short of […]
On January 25, 2019, Health Canada sent members of its stakeholder registry a draft “Guide to the Application of the Child Health Protection Act (Bill S-228)” (the “Guide”). Stakeholders have until February 15, 2019 to provide comments. The Guide is still in draft form, and operates on the presumption that Bill S-228 will become law, which is […]
China released a new draft Foreign Investment Law (“Draft Law”) soliciting public comments. The Draft Law further liberalises the Chinese economy to foreign investments and primarily provides broad principles governing foreign investment activities in China. The successful implementation of the Draft Law would depend in part on subsequent supporting regulations, smoothly harmonising existing rules and […]
A lender holding security interests in a borrower’s property may be asked by the borrower or a third party to provide a waiver, no interest letter, estoppel or similar confirmation (each referred to as a “waiver”) that the lender has no security with respect to certain specific property of the borrower. The lender may be […]
In Callidus Capital Corporation v. Her Majesty the Queen, the Supreme Court of Canada overturned a troubling 2017 decision of the Federal Court of Appeal. The Supreme Court held unanimously that the bankruptcy of a debtor extinguishes the deemed trust for unremitted GST and HST created in favour of the Crown (“CRA”) by section 222 of the Excise […]
By Sandip Singh How to assess causation and loss in cases where claimants sue for loss of a chance following a professional’s negligence has long been a tricky area. An earlier decision on that issue in this long-running litigation had also resulted in potentially greater risk of exposure for professionals. In the eagerly awaited judgment in Perry […]