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Capital markets update – November 2018

By John Hamer, Debbie Jackson, Richard Naish, Daniel O’Gorman The first edition of Capital Markets Update rounds up the month’s developments within the equity capital markets. Click below to read more

Proposed changes to how MEES affects residential landlords

By Peter Williams Residential landlords will be required to spend up to £3,500 of their own money improving the energy efficiency of their properties. The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES) for properties that are to be let came into force on 1 April 2018. The regulations apply to both commercial and residential properties but this […]

Blog: New technology to drive solicitor’s productivity

We are finding that solicitors – and indeed others operating in the professional services sector – are facing a work-life balance crisis. In fact, according to our recent survey on workplace stress, 61% of the sector attributed lack of time as a key source of their work pressure. We believe technology can help solicitors use […]

Blog: Why are lawyers writing code?

Legal firms are embracing digital legal software – reimagining their business, streamlining processes, integrating real-time systems, providing mobile access and automating routine tasks. As part of this, increasing numbers of lawyers are choosing to find out more about what is going on behind the technology that is transforming the way they work.

Steps by Serbian Commission for Protection of Competition to encourage birth rate

By Srdjana Petronijević and Zoran Šoljaga The Serbian Commission for Protection of Competition (the “Commission“) is taking steps to encourage the birth rate in Serbia, one of the country’s primary political objectives. Its contribution to achieve that objective is current antitrust investigation on the baby care product market, which could ultimately lead to a price […]

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