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Former Cooley partner joins McCann FitzGerald’s City office

Ireland’s McCann FitzGerald has announced a raft of senior appointments, including the hire of white collar crime partner Louise Delahunty as a consultant in its London office. The Irish firm has also confirmed two other consultant hires – picking up pensions lawyer Catherine Austin from rival Arthur Cox, where she was a partner, and Brussels-based […]

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Slaughter and May: Number one for tech talent

Slaughter and May offers its fee-earners the most intensive technology support of the UK 100, exclusive data provided to The Lawyer reveals, with almost two-thirds of the largest firms decreasing the ratio of fee-earners to technology staff. This means lawyers now have more technology support available than ever before, as the increasing use of technology to […]

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Fidal brings in the big guns for fight with KPMG over mass Paris raid

France’s largest firm Fidal has instructed lawyers to advise it on its ongoing dispute with KPMG, as the row over the accountant’s raid of a 145-strong team earlier this year continues apace. Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier has been brought in to advise Fidal. A mediation period to resolve the dispute between Fidal and KPMG ended yesterday […]

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UK200: Brexit tops fear list for mid-sized firms

Just over half of the UK 200 Independents think trading conditions will be tougher in 2018/19 compared to last year, exclusive data from The Lawyer has shown. Brexit is still a significant concern for the UK’s regional and national law firms, ranked 101 to 200 in The Lawyer’s annual chart. In an attitudinal survey, just over half […]

Firms warned: “Technological change is eating your lunch”

The digital revolution is well and truly underway in every walk of life, but while law firms are all aware of the benefits, not all have committed to the financial and strategic investments required to make the most of the opportunities afforded by technology. That was one of the key take-aways from The Lawyer’s Business […]

Financial services GCs on tech: “Growth is slower than we thought”

Legal technology will change the way the financial services industry works – but at a slower pace than many might have thought. That was the conclusion reached during The Lawyer‘s In-House Financial Services conference held in London on Wednesday 4 July, with general counsel acknowledging that their organisations needed to respond to the changing world, […]

SFO fraud head: ‘DPAs will play a greater role in investigations’

Deferred prosecution agreements (DPAs) will play a greater role in fraud cases in the future, the Serious Fraud Office’s (SFO) fraud head Hannah von Dadelszen told in-house counsel today. Speaking at The Lawyer‘s In-House Financial Services conference in London, von Dadelszen said DPAs were a key tool to enforcement in an increasingly globalised and joined-up […]

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