Firms must stress-test how they would deal with cyberattacks and other threats to operational continuity – and that extends to the resilience of their providers of business-critical services
Following a period of recent change for the worse in M&A (and PE exits) activity, due to political uncertainty and governance issues, can local strategy – combined with Africanising operations – and positive business sentiment improve the current state of affairs?
By Graham Richardson Faster decision-making, cost savings and fewer errors – robots and AI are already benefiting law firms and their clients, with many exciting developments still to come In the age of robots, AI and automated law, the role and outputs of the in-house team is about to experience its own ‘big bang’. No longer […]
Transformation and operational excellence opportunities are significant across the legal sector, with much to be learnt from the successes and failures of others
By Jake McQuitty, David Cook It seems like barely a week goes by without a high-profile data breach being reported on the front pages of our newspapers. Hacking and cyberattacks appear to be becoming more commonplace and involving an ever-increasing range of wrongdoers: from vandals to nation states and terrorist groups. The risk around cyberattacks has been […]
In this context, the Portuguese communications regulator (ANACOM) published on 4 August 2020 a draft document aimed at transposing the EECC (the Draft Transposition of the EECC), following a public consultation launched by the Government/ANACOM on 26 November 2019, in which various stakeholders provided their inputs on the matter. As a general rule, the draft transposition […]
Wrongful trading is a term that has received quite a bit of press over the last few months, mainly through the headlines generated by the UK Government’s unprecedented amendment to the wrongful trading provisions contained within our insolvency legislation. But what exactly is wrongful trading and what has changed?
Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership & North Bristol NHS Trust v WA & Ors  EWCOP 37 Introduction This application concerned WA, a Palestinian refugee, who believes he was born on 29 December 1994, and who was therefore 25 years old. WA is a patient at Southmead Hospital, Bristol, having been admitted due to malnourishment. […]
An employee who alleged that she had been discriminated against on the grounds of disability and had been constructively dismissed when she was forced to retire early due to ill health has been awarded the equivalent of 18 months’ salary in the recent case of An Executive Assistant v A University . Employers should take […]
On 16 July 2020, the AMF announced that it has amended its policy recommendation DOC-2020-03, which sets out information related to non-financial criteria such as ESG, that may be disclosed by French collective investments and foreign UCITS authorised for marketing in France.
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For the first time, The Lawyer has put together a comprehensive list of global disputes being heard in 2021, with six of the top 20 held in London. The list of cases, which features as part of the Global Litigation 50 report, covers all manner of disputes whether it is a commercial tussle in London’s […]
Parties from the United States and Switzerland are competing over a six-figure sum sitting in Stephenson Harwood’s bank account, with the firm taking up a bit-part role in an ongoing High Court clash. A total of $570,000 is at the heart of the scrap between the estate of late US lawyer, Irving Kagan, and Swiss […]
Charles Russell Speechlys new managing partner Simon Ridpath has put forward a series of objectives for his tenure, as the firm revealed a dip in profits and rise in revenue for 2019/20. In the financials, net profit and profit per equity partner (PEP) dipped by 3 and 5 per cent respectively, from £29.6m to £28.7m […]
Goodwin has orchestrated a rota system to slowly bring back lawyers to its London office. The UK arm of the US firm has kept its London outpost open for about two weeks for a limited number of employees and on a voluntary basis. It followed a thorough risk assessment that gave the greenlight for the […]
Charter Chambers is to close its doors from 30 October, due to the coronavirus pandemic combined with the impending sale of its premises. The criminal set, which is home to 47 barristers including six silks, as well as seven clerks, has occupied 33 John Street for 15 years. It is owned by a Pension Trust […]
Taylor Wessing has worked with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati on a new technology product to help clients concoct their return to the office strategy, the latest step in a non-exclusive agreement relationship struck by the two firms in 2019. The firms relied on software development work carried out by SixFifty, a technology subsidiary owned […]