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To thrive in the new era of the empowered client, law firms must make investments designed to modernise the way they run their firms and service their clients. This requires changing culture, developing new competencies, and operationalising new ways of working. Innovative technologies are key enablers to accelerating rms’ transformations in these areas. New research […]

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Lockton International general counsel Charlotte Taggart has left the broker for private practice, becoming a corporate insurance partner at RPC. Taggart will join the firm’s corporate insurance practice on 1 January following four years in-house with Lockton, which she joined from RSA in January 2009. In 2010 she oversaw the company’s conversion to an LLP […]

Norton Rose hires Allen & Overy IP litigator

Allen & Overy (A&O) IP litigator Huw Evans is set to leave the firm to join Norton Rose as a partner. Evans, who focuses on patent litigation, moved to the magic circle outfit in 2009 from Wragge & Co alongside DLA Piper IP partner Neville Cordell (22 June 2009). The hire follows news of Norton […]

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Work Life Quiz: Steve Ryan, SA Law

What was your first-ever job? Stagehand at the local theatre. What was your worst experience as a trainee? Wandering into my principal’s office without a counsel’s notebook and pen. His reaction taught me never to do that again. Where’s the best place to go if you want to find out what’s really going on in […]

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High Court dismisses claim against Evening Standard as “attempt at extortion”

Mr Justice Tugendhat has slammed a claimant who attempted to sue London Evening Standard journalist Andrew Gilligan calling the case an “attempt at extortion”. Throwing out the claim the High Court judge said the dispute, alleging breach of confidence, or misuse of private information, was a “breach of process”. Claimant Peter Abbey instructed lawyers at […]

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