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Loading NIS directive 2.0 for higher cybersecurity protection

Given that the landscape of threats has significantly expanded, it comes as no surprise that the European Commission has proposed a revised version of the Directive concerning measures for a high common level of security of network and information systems across the Union.

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Osborne Clarke makes up for salary cuts after “better than expected” H1

Osborne Clarke is reversing several cash conserving measures implemented in May, as the firm looks set to restore full pay for its staff. The firm will pay back the 7 per cent salary reduction introduced in June following a successful first quarter of the new financial year. The repayment will span the past five months […]

The top 10 firms in corporate revenues are…

The first ever ranking of the largest firms in terms of corporate revenues is revealed this week. The Lawyer UK Corporate 50 assesses the market share and bench strength of law firms handling M&A, private equity, venture capital and ECM transactions. The three leading firms have efficiently farmed a public company client base. Linklaters tops […]

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UK Government sets out panel timeline after Covid-19 delays

The UK Government’s Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has set out a timeline for when it will resume its panel reviews, after they were put on hold earlier this year amid Covid-19. The CCS has confirmed it will issue a tender on the Official Journal of the European Union for its legal services panel in May […]

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Clifford Chance to roll out 2021 tech curriculum for lawyers

Clifford Chance is looking to launch a new curriculum to extend lawyers’ understanding of technology and its applications on client matters starting next year. The course, currently dubbed ‘Innovation Academy’, is being put together by the firm’s innovation team in collaboration with other functions, including graduate recruitment. The idea is the brainchild of April Brousseau, […]

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The curious incident of the lawyers who didn’t argue

On 13 October, I published a short piece on the Legal Feminist blog entitled I’d like to have an argument, please. It was an invitation to any practising or academic lawyer who disagrees with my “gender critical” stance on the interaction of trans rights and women’s rights to enter into a relaxed and mutually respectful […]

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