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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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Jersey calling

Changes to the UK corporate tax regime have prompted some businesses to set up shop in Jersey. By Mike Jeffrey It has been widely reported in the UK press that a number of UK ­corporates with significant non-UK business interests are considering migrating for tax purposes to ­Ireland or other lower taxation jurisdictions in an […]

Moves roundup: 10 November 2008

Eloise Walker has this month joined the London office of Pinsent Masons as a tax partner. She leaves ­Linklaters, where she was a senior associate, to take up the role. Walker said: ­“Linklaters specialised in ­corporate tax, but I wanted to do more asset finance and funds work. I just fancied a bit of a […]

Get in line

New legislation brings Luxembourg into line with international law and should have investors queuing up, says François Pfister In response to high demand from the international fund communities, new legislation has come into force that significantly broadens the legal framework for private equity and venture capital fund structuring through Luxembourg. The amended legislation, implemented by […]

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Slow judges cause Admin Court delays

The Administrative Court is facing a massive backlog of cases due to a shortage of specialist judges. The court has brought in a number of non-specialists to help, but their lack of expertise is causing cases to drag on for longer than usual. One leading silk told The Lawyer that he was being forced to […]

Tulkinghorn: The Itchy & Scratchy show

Tulkinghorn thought his readers would like an update on how his ­Movember Moustache Team was getting on. Itchy & scratchy Tulkinghorn thought his readers would like an update on how his ­Movember Moustache Team was getting on. As the readers can see, the first week is the hardest. But please sponsor the ’taches, which are […]

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