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Webinar recording: Blockchain and smart contracts

Our Technology & Digital Team, and Partner Sally Mewies held a webinar discussion with Senior Associate Luke Jackson covering blockchain technologies and all the potential they have in the financial services sector and supply chain.

Podast: Proptech – an opportunity not a threat

By Mehar Patel If we take the traditional management of a block of flats as an example: you might have one person collecting rent, feeding that information into an accounts system, chasing unpaid rent, deciding whether to escalate unpaid rents, paying the money to the owner, paying money to the bank. You might then have […]


Careers:In brief

The Professional Services Marketing Group has ratified a decision to launch a major research study on measuring the effectiveness of business development (BD). Co-chair Chris Hinze said the board was in “universal agreement” on designing a study for professional services firms to measure the return on investment in BD. Mark King, co-chair and marketing director […]

Treasury Solicitor’s Office launches two panels amid services overhaul

The Treasury Solicitor’s Office has unveiled two new legal panels as it reviews the way it provides services to clients. As first revealed on (6 March), both panels will run for three years initially. The Lit Cat (Litigation Catalogue) panel focuses on debt recovery, following the closure of the Treasury Solicitor’s own debt recovery […]

CC promotes 30 to partnership; litigation dominates

Clifford Chance has made up 30 new partners in a round of promotions covering 11 of the firm’s offices – the highest number at any UK firm so far this year. The London office and the litigation department receive the bulk of the new partners, with 12 and eight promotions respectively. Two of the promotions […]


The Government’s corporate manslaughter proposals are to be applauded – now for the rest In late March the Home Office published its long-awaited reform proposals for corporate manslaughter and invited responses by June. The tone is measured and in marked contrast to some of the excoriating language within previous consultations. Clearly, much thought has now […]

Lawyers in France all set for Alternext

French lawyers are gearing up for the launch of Europe’s answer to AIM. Alternext will be launched on the Bourse de Paris (the French stock exchange) on 17 May, and firms are already beginning work on potential flotations. Simmons & Simmons’ Paris office is one of the first firms to announce that it has a […]

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