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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 […]

Serjeants’ Inn Chambers represents patient undergoing CJD treatment

In a novel case, the Court of Protection has endorsed the human administration of a potential treatment for sporadic CJD, before the product has undergone any clinical trials. Bridget Dolan QC, instructed by the Official Solicitor, represented the incapacitous patient at the centre of this case. He is now to be the first human recipient […]

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.

Opening a family office in Jersey

What is a Family Office? Whilst by no means the sole definition, a very useful one is provided by the Family Office Council, a membership group for single family offices, which defines a single family office (and our focus here is on those and not multi-family offices) as a private organisation that manages the investments […]

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Freshfields’ support services rejig spells job cuts

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is close to completing a major overhaul of its support services teams. The magic circle firm is in the final stages of the consultation exercise and is currently interviewing staff, in accordance with government guidelines, in a bid to re-employ them. The sweeping review, which was announced last October, is understood to […]

Linklaters favourite falls short in race for top job

Linklaters favourite falls short in race for top job” />The battle to replace Linklaters managing partner Tony Angel has taken a surprising turn as the frontrunner, banking head John Tucker, has been dropped from the race. This leaves capital markets head Nick Eastwell and Asia chief Simon Davies in a two-man chase. Linklaters’ international board, […]

BT GC appointed chair of global industry group

BT Global Services general counsel Tim Cowen has been named chair of industry best-practice group The International Association of Contract and Commercial Managers. Cowen, general counsel and commercial director of BT Global Services, was appointed to take the reins as chairman from Bill Huber, TPI enterprise service delivery strategy project director. Cowen, who joined BT […]

Bakers wins over L’Oreal with Appeal Court victory

Baker & McKenzie has strengthened its ties with cosmetics company L’Oreal after winning a trade mark battle in the Court of Appeal. The firm is also working on a separate Court of Appeal IP case for L’Oreal against Bellure, which is accused of copying the smell of the company’s range of perfumes, which is due […]

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China’s emergence as a global player as heralded a reinvigoration of the Asian securitisation market. By Michelle Taylor

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