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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 […]

Procurement and state aid update: preparing for Brexit

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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College of Law picks female directors

The College of Law has appointed two women directors of college branches – the first in its 33 year history. Last week’s appointments follow recent figures which show that a third of practising solicitors are women. Latest government statistics, from 1994, show that well over half of law graduates are women. (These figures do not […]

Investors put swindle claim to High Court

Judgment is expected later this year in a mammoth High Court action which began on the first day of the current law term and which trains the legal spotlight on the world of international accountancy. In the case currently before Mr Justice Dyson, the international accountancy organisation Clark Kenneth Leventhall faces a multi-million pound claim […]

Case of moral bankruptcy?

I note your recent leader (The Lawyer 23 January) on euthanasia and the advocacy by the legal profession of immoral legislation in this country. Many pundits are now decrying the moral disintegration of our society and blaming politicians and lack of money. It is nothing to do with money, but organisations such as the Law […]

Labour councillor drops eight-year libel

A LABOUR councillor who issued over 20 libel writs with Derbyshire County Council has finally dropped an eight-year libel action against a Conservative MP. Prolific litigator David Bookbinder has dropped an appeal against a High Court judgment that he had not been libelled by Amber Valley Conservative MP Philip Oppenheim during the 1987 general election […]

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