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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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Lovells doubles office space in Singapore for corporate offensive

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Chadbourne makes up six to partnership

Chadbourne & Parke has made up six partners across its global offices, including one in London. The energy firm has promoted London corporate lawyer Charez Golvala, corporate lawyers Jonathan Melmed and Carlos Albarracin in New York, Robert Goldberg in the project finance group in Houston, real estate lawyer Mariusz Stawiarczyk in Warsaw and Kenneth Mack […]

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The boom of internet networking sites has provided a new avenue through which employers can assess job candidates. But they must ensure decisions are made on relevant criteria. By Sean Nesbitt and Camilla Marriott Some 15 million people in the UK now regularly use social networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace and Bebo. Most are […]

People power

Is it more important to keep hold of people or simply the information they possess? Merrill April looks at cases that have highlighted the issues Are people expendable? Are they a cost or an asset? If you subscribe to the ‘people are assets’ viewpoint, how safe are those assets? Are your or your clients’ businesses […]

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