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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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Barrister's Rwanda facts

As the subject of your article “Barrister packs bags for Rwanda trials” (The Lawyer, 28 April) I would like to add some important points. Avocats sans Frontieres (ASF) desperately needs the assistance of volunteer lawyers who can take a month off work to go to Rwanda. All that is required is at least four years […]

Litigation Recent Decisions 12/5/98

Decisions are taken from LAWTEL’s Case Law database. LTL: LAWTEL report; TLR: Times Law Reports; ILR: Independent Law Report Right to compensation under Firearms (Amendment) Act 1997 David Robert Steed v Secretary of State for the Home Office (1998) CA (Beldam LJ, Ward LJ) 1/5/98 Appeal by the Home Secretary against the order of His […]

Freres:an offer it could not refuse

Robert Lindsay takes a look at the causes of Frere Cholmeley Bischoff’s demise and assesses the prospects of its successor firms. The demise of the 200-year-old name of Frere Cholmeley Bischoff on 1 August will be a sad day for many. But sadder than the loss of the name is the fact that many of […]

In brief: Treves to chair London Business School

Vanni Treves, who last week announced his decision to stand down as senior partner of Macfarlanes, is to replace Lord Sainsbury of Turville as chairman of the London Business School’s governing body, following Lord Sainsbury’s decision to concentrate on politics. Treves was recently appointed as chairman of Channel Four Television.

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