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Law Firm Survey 2018

By Giles Murphy Finding and retaining those talented individuals is becoming more difficult. Not only must law firms contend with traditional rivals, but also with new entrants, such as the Big 4 accountancy firms. At the same time, firms are looking to shore up their businesses with increasing specialisation and geographic expansion. Mergers and acquisitions […]

Legal technology: Looking past the hype

Did the expression “UK Legal Tech Landscape” once make you excited and now make you groan? Increasingly you are not alone. Overblown promises and a lack of clear solution-based thinking has driven confusion and disillusionment with legal technology. This is due, in part, to the fast pace of change in the legal industry and the […]

Approval of changes in Debt Arrangement Scheme in Scotland

By Rob Aberdein In August 2018 Rob Aberdein explained proposed changes to the Debt Arrangement Scheme (DAS) in Scotland. The legislation enacting those changes has now been approved by Parliament and the new regime will come into force on 29 October 2019.  The legislation and guidance can be viewed here.

ICO continues to undertake enforcement action under the Data Protection Act 1998

By JP Buckley The ICO continues to undertake enforcement action under the previous Data Protection Act 1998. It applies where the breach was before 25 May 2018, when the GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018 came into force. We have seen from recent enforcement action that the trends continue… data protection and security is not […]

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Rollitt

Rollit Farrell & Bladon, the Hull-based practice, has named partner Neil Maidment as head of the employment group. Maidment takes over the role from Pauline Molyneux, who continues as a partner in the employment practice.

Music Choice

Music Choice Europe floats on London Stock Exchange main list. Issuer advised by Olswang (Stephen Hermer). Sponsor, financial adviser and stock broker Investec Henderson Crosthwaite advised by Nabarro Nathanson (Iain Newman).

Digest

Essex Court Chambers’ Roderick Cordara QC has been appointed senior counsel in New South Wales, Australia, making him the only UK barrister specialising in VAT law to have taken silk in both countries. Also a specialist in public and commercial law, Cordara was called to the English bar in 1975. He joined Essex Court in […]

Turner Parkinson lands deals from matchmaking network

Manchester firm Turner Parkinson is reaping the benefits of a business network system which matches potential buyers and sellers of companies. Launched under the banner “tp deals”, the firm produces on a quarterly basis a list of acquisition, sales and funding opportunities which it sends out to about 10,000 companies in an attempt to matchmake […]

DB Capital

DB Capital Partners and Pierre & Vacances acquire Center Parcs from Scottish & Newcastle for £670m. DB Capital Partners advised by Allen & Overy (Alan Paul), SJ Berwin (Steven Davis) and Shearman & Sterling (Anthony Ward). Center Parcs advised by Linklaters & Alliance (Julia Wolf).

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