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Case study: Transforming TIAA’s law department to optimize efficiency

As TIAA law department’s chief operating officer and chief of staff for the past two years, Brad Rogers was tasked with transforming the entire legal operations function by bringing together law department employees and vendor partners from across the world to streamline processes and implement a comprehensive technology platform with capabilities rooted in process, workflow and collaboration that would allow the best use of each law professional’s time.

Health and safety protection extended to workers from 31 May

A case was brought against the government by the Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain, which was heard by the High Court, in October 2020. As a result, new government regulations have been put before Parliament extending the health and safety detriment protection rights to workers.

What do clients want?

Hear key insights around client service by listening to Meritas President Sona Pancholy’s latest interview with Gulam Zade, former General Counsel and now CEO of LogicForce. Gulam has worked with a number of Meritas firms, and shared his perspective on what mid-market general counsel are looking for from their outside counsel.

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Barristers from Doughty Street Chambers have represented three vulnerable British nationals who were quarantined due to a coronavirus outbreak on a Spanish island. Caoilfhionn Gallagher QC and Nichola Higgins acted for the trio who had been quarantined in the H10 Costa Adeje Palace in Tenerife, liaising with British and Spanish authorities to negotiate their release. […]

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U+I appoints five City firms to new panel

U and I Group (U+I) has completed its latest panel, sticking with five City firms after a new relationship-based review process. Hogan Lovells, CMS, Clyde & Co, Gowling WLG and Osborne Clarke have all retained their places on the FTSE 250 property regeneration group’s panel. U+I completed its first legal panel in 2017 following its […]

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