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Custody time limits and why they matter

David Hardstaff and Bethan Cowlam consider the recent increase to custody time limits and the practical implications in the context of significant court backlogs. In a highly unusual move, HHJ Raynor, a Crown Court judge, has lodged a complaint against the resident judge of Woolwich Crown Court, suggesting political interference in the handling of cases involving extended custody time […]

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As the legal industry continues to innovate and disrupt at pace, the profession itself remains static, relying on technical excellence to try to maintain its monopoly on providing legal advice to an ever more demanding customer base. While customer-centric law companies are maximising the benefits of technological and operational advances, the profession continues to train […]

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Election 2019: the lawyers standing for Parliament

Two former Slaughter and May solicitors go head to head in Middlesbrough; Clydes’ former COO and an ex-Latham lawyer stand for the Brexit Party; a Macfarlanes alum aims to win for the Lib Dems; and all the other lawyers hoping for your vote.

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Fieldfisher reveals 12 per cent rise in H1 financials despite transactional “slow-down”

After three years of skyrocketing growth, Fieldfisher‘s turnover for the 2019/20 half-year reached £129m, recording slower growth due to disruption caused by political instability and international trade frictions. The 12 per cent growth marks a more conservative trajectory as opposed to the staggering 26 per cent of the previous year, when revenue around this period […]

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