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To thrive in the new era of the empowered client, law firms must make investments designed to modernise the way they run their firms and service their clients. This requires changing culture, developing new competencies, and operationalising new ways of working. Innovative technologies are key enablers to accelerating rms’ transformations in these areas. New research […]

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By David Kilduff, Richard Auton or Richard Butterworth On 13 September 2018, the UK government published further guidance on the future of public procurement in the UK in the event of a “no deal” Brexit. What next for UK public procurement? Under current rules, all procurement opportunities that fall within the scope of the EU procurement […]

Third-party redevelopment – Landlord may oppose tenant’s lease renewal

By Matthew Lonergan, Lucy Shepherd A recent case has confirmed that a landlord was entitled to oppose its tenant’s lease renewal under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 where redevelopment of the site was to be undertaken by a third party. Background The case of Santander UK PLC v LPS Estates Ltd concerned the security of […]

Data protection: sunset of £500k, dawn of GDPR enforcement and horizon of Brexit

By JP Buckley In just a short space of time, the ever-evolving world of data protection and cyber has seen yet more change: 1. Potentially one of the last enforcement actions under the Data Protection Act 1998 against Equifax – and a maximum £500,000 fine for them for failing to secure UK citizens’ personal data against […]

Officer of judgment debtor can be committed for failure to provide information – CoA

Deutsche Bank AG v Mr Alexander Vik [2018] EWCA Civ 2011 This judgment is the latest instalment in the long-running litigation between Deutsche Bank (“DB”) and the Monaco-based billionaire, Alexander Vik. In 2008, Mr Vik’s personal investment vehicle, Sebastian Holdings, Inc. (“SHI”), incurred huge debts to DB after it made a series of heavily loss […]

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Lovells is losing Berlin-based tax and real estate partner Nikolaus Ley. It is understood that Ley is not affected by the firm’s radical plans to axe 25 partners in a bid to improve flagging profitability. Ley resigned formally last Friday (21 January). According to a well placed source Ley is planning to launch his own […]

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Beattie calls on Hill Dickinson to advise on Everton transfer

Hill Dickinson has scored a success for its sports department after advising on the £6m transfer of Premiership footballer James Beattie from Southampton to Everton . Sports partner Chris Farnell won the work for Beattie at the start of this year’s first ‘transfer window’ – one of the two periods in the year during which clubs can […]

Forensic accountants press for quality mark

A group of accountants is calling for a quality mark to give lawyers reassurance that expert witnesses are capable of carrying out their job. The forensic group of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW) wants the standard to avoid an account-ant’s evidence being discred-ited, as happened in some recent child murder […]

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