In December 2020, we reported on the vote by the House of Lords on amendments to the Fire Safety Bill relating to the remediation costs associated with the replacement of the dangerous cladding panels and other fire safety defects. Both the Fire Safety Bill and the Building Safety Bill are anticipated to come into effect early this year.
In many jurisdictions, changes in privacy law were common throughout 2020. This gave rise to new concerns and compliance issues for companies doing business abroad.
On 7 January 2021, the British Virgin Islands (“BVI”) House of Assembly enacted1 section 24A of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (Virgin Islands) Act (the “Act”), which confers statutory jurisdiction on the BVI Court to grant interim relief in support of existing or intended foreign proceedings. This new measure is a swift, welcome response to […]
The continuing global pandemic has led to a heightened risk of familiar types of cyber attacks, as well as an influx of new cyber threats.
In our 3rd blog in the series, ‘Diversity is given, Inclusion is a choice’, Annelieke Jense and Frouke Horstmann provide practical ways based on their experience working with clients on how organisations can create a true inclusive culture by installing processes that mitigate unconscious biases.
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DMH Stallard has reached critical mass size – but it now has more work to do to secure its future.
RPC is named counsel on each one of the 10 privacy-related claims brought against the Mirror since 2018.
UK law firms are starting to pay back employees’ salaries as the economy recovers.
Prep courses for the new SQE are now being unveiled, and solicitor hopefuls will have to puzzle their way through the wide array of options.
Law firms can either invest in upskilling the secretarial work force. Or they can axe them.
US firms are not converting all their hard work into profits.
PwC legal head Ed Stacey is to stand down from his role, handing over the reins to partner Teresa Owusu-Adjei. As UK head of legal, Owusu-Adjei will lead 400 lawyers and other legal professionals. She has been with the accountancy firm since 1995, and a financial services partner since 2008 Stacey was appointed head of […]
Latham & Watkins has added another partner to its expanding restructuring and finance groups in London, with Bruce Bell joining from Linklaters. Bell was promoted to partner at Linklaters in 2005, having moved across as an associate from Wilde Sapte in 2000. In Latham’s restructuring group, he will be reunited with fellow Linklaters alumni such […]
Shoosmiths‘ chief operating officer and board member is to leave the business after little more than a year in the newly-created position. Ben Bennett was hired in late 2019 as the firm’s first COO. Reporting to chief executive officer Simon Boss, he came in to support strategic growth and drive operational improvements. As part of […]
Taylor Wessing has brought in a real estate team from Greenberg Traurig, just months after the arrival of an 11-strong private wealth group from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner. In March, the firm will beef up the structured component of its real estate sector group with the hire of a four-lawyer team led by partner Michael […]
Osborne Clarke is predicting a gradual shift to new charging systems as part of a five-year client strategy disclosed to The Lawyer by its management. The firm’s leadership has conducted a review exercise internally dubbed ‘3D’. It is anchored on the three main elements at the heart of the firm’s future direction: legal skills, sectors […]
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) has joined the raft of firms to have repaid UK Government funds used as part of the furlough scheme. It has emerged that BCLP repaid the funds in the early part of January. The firm had put on the scheme an unspecified number of business services professionals when the pandemic […]