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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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Italian job

Nello Pasquini, for nine years a commercial lawyer with Middleton Potts in London and a qualified Italian and English lawyer, has moved to join the Italian group of Radcliffes Crossman Block, headed by Michael Nathanson. Susan Beadle, marketing manager at Radcliffes Crossman, said Pasquini’s experience of Italian law, and commercial practice would benefit clients in […]

Joining forces on the road to Damascus

Merger mania has hit the legal profession once more. This week, The Lawyer carries stories of six firms that have headed in this direction, while a joint-survey with accountants Willott Kingston Smith indicates that nearly half the firms in the South East are planning mergers. But, as all who have merged will say, it is […]

New hope for officers after Hillsborough

Police officers who lost a damages claim for post traumatic stress syndrome contracted as a result of their involvement in the Hillsborough football disaster are hoping to benefit from last week’s out-of-court damages settlement awarded to other officers who were at the incident. Simon Allen, a partner in Russell Jones & Walker, the firm acting […]

Divided loyalties

The Nolan Committee, amid squeals of displeasure from certain camps, sparked a wide-ranging debate about the need for people in public life to disclose their interests. MPs, among others, have been forced to consider potential conflicts of interest in their work. And so have charity trustees. They are engaged in public life because charities are […]

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