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, […]
By Pauline Cowie The High Court has confirmed that an account of profits cannot be relied upon by principals as a mechanism to recover remuneration from a commercial agent which has breached its fiduciary duties under an agency agreement in circumstances where it did not receive unauthorised benefits e.g. through bribery. Rather, the appropriate remedy is […]
By Marianne Anton The High Court enforced payment of liquidated damages for delay in the construction of five solar plants, deciding that they were not a penalty. It also permitted the recovery of general damages (in addition to delay damages) in respect of two of the five solar plants arising from the lower level of government […]
By Stuart Campbell Does the ‘principle of futility’ exist? The Court of Appeal recently considered the expression to be misleading: the question for the court is not whether the principle exists, but what it involves. It reflects an approach to construction which recognises that in certain circumstances, a condition precedent may (in the light of subsequent […]
By Gwendoline Davies Two recent cases which demonstrate that whether or not a party can withhold documents on the basis of litigation privilege remains a very nuanced question. The ability to withhold documents from disclosure to the court and/or other parties, without adverse inferences being drawn, is a fundamental and vital protection within the law of […]
By Nick Lees Businesses need to look closer to home than ever before to establish whether any of its contractors will be afforded the enhanced protection of the Commercial Agents Regulations. What do businesses need to know? It is important for businesses to understand whether or not independent contractors working for them fall within the definition […]
By Marc Kish, William Jones Each year, legal disputes over assets worth many billions of dollars worldwide are resolved in courtrooms and boardrooms in the Cayman Islands. The jurisdiction has a reputation for dealing with complex financial services and commercial litigation based on the relevance of its legislation, the reliability of its court system, and the experience […]
By Marcus Leese, Wisdom Hon Trust law in China is rather different from that in common-law jurisdictions. A trust is not a turnkey product and is definitely not an off-the-shelf structure, and that is not an easy concept to understand, especially for Chinese clients who are used to civil-law concepts and reticent to cede control over their […]
By Nick Williams, Rebecca McNulty, Tom Harbord Following the landmark English judgment in SFO v. ENRC  EWCA Civ 2006 (as reported in our previous briefing), there have been two further significant judgments on litigation privilege. These will potentially be persuasive authorities in Jersey in this area, and should be noted by all litigants, including directors of trustees and […]
When litigation looms large on the horizon, a party anticipating being caught up in court proceedings can be concerned to ensure that their personal affairs or other sensitive information will not be unnecessarily exposed. In that context, the need for privacy often goes well beyond a wish to avoid the intrusions of inquisitive third parties; […]
By Graham B.R. Collis, David W.P. Cooke, Marcello Ausenda, Niel L. Jones The Bermuda Public Companies Update which features a recap of significant transactions involving Bermuda public companies listed on the NYSE and Nasdaq for the period of H2 2018. US IPO MARKET HITS 4-YEAR HIGH, DESPITE Q4 SLUMP Despite volatility, especially in Q4, the major US […]
By Maree Martin, Craig T. Fulton, Ruth Hatt Cayman financial services providers, including entities carrying on securities investment business(“SIB”) are required to comply with the Proceeds of Crime Law (2018 Revision). The Anti-Money Laundering Regulations (2018 Revision) (the “AMLRs”) and associated Guidance Notes on the Prevention and Detection of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing in the Cayman […]
By Maree Martin In June 2017, The Data Protection Law (the “DP Law”) was published in the Cayman Islands Official Gazette. The DP Law will be brought into force by Cabinet Order. It is expected that the DP Law will be brought into force in September 2019′.