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Raid Ready: A Case Study

By Daniel Rupprecht, Director – eDiscovery consulting, Competition & Investigations A knock on the door With substantial fines, potentially into the millions, regulatory investigations are a major legal risk to corporations. Many such investigations start with a bang – at least a bang on the door in the form of a dawn raid. A dawn […]

From Paper to Digital: Clearing a Dead Room

Introduction On a recent matter, I began the usual process of understanding the totality of the documentation that might be at issue, something which is never straightforward. I started with a discussion of custodians and date ranges followed by the typical questions related to data sources, devices, cloud storage and archived information. All seemed to […]

Apples to Oranges: how investigations differ from a litigation approach when implementing eDiscovery solutions

Competition matters, and investigations more generally, differ greatly in execution from the approach to eDiscovery taken in litigation.  Understanding the potential issues is paramount in developing an eDiscovery model that tackles the regulatory pressures faced by legal teams and their corporate clients. In the first article in this series we compare the different approaches and examine […]

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Ground rent reform: fixing one problem and creating another?

The draft bill to implement the government’s ground rent changes finally reached the House of Lords in May 2021. This legislation had been long awaited and, largely, the provisions were as expected following the earlier consultations and government announcements and discussions.


Rumours of the Retail Price Index’s (RPI) death have been vastly exaggerated in the past. We were told back in 2013 that the Office for National Statistics was going to stop formally recognising the index as a national statistic, but it took a while for the industry to take note. We have all carried on using it in our indexed linked rent reviews since then.

ESG and the private investor

This recording of a recent virtual debate discusses the extent to which the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) credentials of a company or investment are considered when making investment decisions.


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Ince to launch consulting venture in Abu Dhabi

The Ince Group is expanding its consulting business in the Middle East with the opening of a new office. The listed firm is debuting a consultancy in Abu Dhabi, complementing an existing legal outpost in Dubai. It marks the second consulting opening after a similar launch in Hamburg in 2016. Working alongside Ince’s partners, the […]

The cultural crisis in law

As a former lawyer and HR professional in the legal sector, who now works as a mental health advocate and coach, helping both lawyers and law firms to create positive work environments and sustainable work practices that lead to peak performance, I am intimately acquainted with the challenges that remain in creating a mentally healthy […]


On-demand Webinar: Looking after ourselves and each other

Being a purposeful company also means putting people first. How can your organisation become a place where employees thrive, not just survive and get on with work?  “Prevention is better than cure” In this interview, Simply Business general counsel Joanne Theodoulou together with Bupa group legal director Janet McCarthy talk about “looking after ourselves and each other”. The discussion starts by acknowledging that we are not used to thinking about our mental health in quite the same way we do about our physical health, and that most of us can’t recognise the signs until they manifest in a physical way. The visual concept of Joanne’s “stress bucket”, where the capacity of the bucket is your capacity to deal with stress, and therefore limited is particularly interesting. The key take-away? We need to start paying attention to what is going into that bucket and how to control it.

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