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Law Firm Survey 2018

By Giles Murphy Finding and retaining those talented individuals is becoming more difficult. Not only must law firms contend with traditional rivals, but also with new entrants, such as the Big 4 accountancy firms. At the same time, firms are looking to shore up their businesses with increasing specialisation and geographic expansion. Mergers and acquisitions […]

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 […]

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.

ICO continues to undertake enforcement action under the Data Protection Act 1998

By JP Buckley The ICO continues to undertake enforcement action under the previous Data Protection Act 1998. It applies where the breach was before 25 May 2018, when the GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018 came into force. We have seen from recent enforcement action that the trends continue… data protection and security is not […]

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Coudert Brothers dispute expert jumps ship for CC Paris

Coudert Brothers Paris is being hit with it’s third lawyer loss in less than two months after a respected international arbitration consultant leaves for Clifford Chance. Pierre Mayer, who is also a Professor of Law at the University Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne, will join the magic circle firm’s Paris office as a consultant in March. […]

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The Latin American alliance founded last week by Spanish firm Garrigues is already expanding, with Chilean firms vying for places. Garrigues partner and alliance management committee member Jose Maria Alonso told The Lawyer that Chilean firms were competing in a beauty parade, which will be concluded by the summer. He ruled out non-Spanish and Portuguese-speaking members. […]

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