Business leadership

Fieldfisher Belfast

Fieldfisher joins the throng in Belfast with new operations launch

Fieldfisher is to open a legal support centre in Belfast, years after firms such as Herbert Smith Freehills, Baker McKenzie and Allen & Overy made similar moves in the Northern Irish capital. Fieldfisher says it expects to house 125 personnel in Belfast within the next three years, with 14 people having already been recruited. The office […]

Rachel Roberts

Burges Salmon picks new tech providers after two-year innovation project

Burges Salmon is making technology a priority with a new raft of appointments and investments aimed at revolutionising legal service delivery. The firm’s Business Solutions team is set to welcome former senior associate Emma Sorrell as legal innovation specialist and former integration specialist Ian Huddart as technology innovation specialist. It has also subscribed to powerhouse […]


CMS eyes ambitious headcount growth in disputes tech arm

Over a year into its tripartite merger with Nabarro and Olswang, CMS is plotting further growth in its in-house technology business to cut down on time-intensive data tasks in its litigation department. Unit leader Chris Baldwin told The Lawyer it expects to grow its litigation technology unit, CMS Evidence, by nearly eight-fold in the next three […]

mobile phones

Fieldfisher launches “feedback app” to promote positive comments

Fieldfisher has launched an app that allows lawyers to exchange positive feedback on each other’s performances, after concerns were raised that a disproportionate amount of negative views are expressed in law firms. Bfrank, which was created by the firm’s audio and visual support technician Billy Reid and debuted last week, allows workers to praise colleagues […]



Work life balance

Comment: Flexible working isn’t just for women – inclusion in law firms is about age too

Gender, gender, gender: how firms retain female talent is a board-level discussion point. The born-again evangelism among managing partners isn’t feigned, I grant you, but it’s pretty one-note, as if the rhetoric of anxiety makes up for the distinct lack of solutions. To complicate matters further, other diversity issues are beginning to emerge. Just as […]

Business Leadership briefings

Girlings chooses Tikit to supply practice, case and CRM solution

Tikit, a global provider of technology solutions to legal firms, today announced that Legal 500 firm Girlings Solicitors has chosen Tikit P4W for practice and case management and Tikit Connect for CRM. Girlings Solicitors is a leading law firm based in the South East and is ranked in the Legal 500 for private client, personal […]

Win new business by revamping your pitch delivery

Today, the biggest firms shell out tens of thousands of dollars per pitch presentation – that includes pitching to existing clients for new work. When one client can bring in over $1 million in fees, it’s worth the investment. But the competition is increasing, and pressures to streamline the pitch creation process internally as well […]

5 ways to deliver an amazing client experience with intelligent collaboration tools

Clients expect services to be delivered expertly, affordably, efficiently and transparently. Traditional business tools can’t keep up and businesses are embracing digital transformation to pick up the slack. Technology is rising to the challenge and providing new ways to quickly interact, collaborate and adapt to the customer, while reducing cost…

Structuring an ICO in the Cayman Islands

For businesses that have decided that they want to take the strategic decision to enter the digital age and conduct an initial coin offering (ICO), the next two questions are inevitable: one, from what jurisdiction should that business choose to launch and conduct its ICO and two, what suitable structure should be put in place […]

Smartlaw plus evolution of technology

By Larry Oleksa Listening to Rob MacAdam’s recent Bloomberg Law presentation on SmartLaw, I was reminded about the evolution of legal technology as it relates to my own legal career… …So, where are we now in utilising legal technology to improve efficiency and client engagement? I believe the answer lies in SmartLaw….

Deploying technology to optimise legal operations

By Rob MacAdam and Dawn Hinz Hosted by the ACC Northeast and HighQ, the webinar Deploying technology to optimise legal operations featured technology insight for corporate legal teams and legal operations professionals. Attendees tuned in to hear about the current state of technology within legal departments, how to deploy technology effectively and predictions for the […]

CLOC Institute 2018 – A countdown of the 5 key takeaways

By Rob MacAdam It was quite an experience visiting Las Vegas for the first time at the world’s largest gathering of legal operations professionals, the CLOC Institute 2018. Attending events of this scale and quality is always hugely rewarding. Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been reflecting on some of the key themes, ideas […]

The shape of litigation

By Tom Cox and Emma Bufton At our most recent ThinkHouse Foundations event, Senior Associate, Tom Cox, from our Commercial Litigation team spoke about the shape of litigation and the typical challenges experienced by in­house and private practice legal teams when working together, and how common issues can be avoided…

Property hijack fraud: new duty for conveyancers?

By Sam McCollum The Law Commission recommends introducing a new statutory duty on solicitors in property transactions. If the proposals are implemented, solicitors will owe a duty to HM Land Registry in respect of identity checks…

Russia: Cancellation of duties for state registration of legal entities

Federal Law No. 234-FZ of July 29, 2013 amended the Tax Code of the Russian Federation providing for the cancellation of the state duties for state registration of: legal entity (currently the fee is 4 thousand rubles); changes to the constituent documents, as well as liquidation of the company’s legal entity outside the bankruptcy procedure […]

Tech in legal ops – How Trainline is making legal lean

What should the role of technology be in Legal Operations? How can it meet the needs of both legal professionals and the wider business? Apperio had the pleasure of speaking to Keruschka Shunmugam, Legal Operations Manager at Trainline…

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