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Why it’s the perfect time to implement a platform solution

One of the few good things about lockdown is the way it’s encouraged us to tackle overdue domestic chores. Hey, even if that just meant tidying our sock drawer, we feel better as a result. So why not take this opportunity to do something similar in your legal practice?

The fake news pandemic, and how to handle it

Last month, Ofcom warned against the prevalence of false or misleading information about Coronavirus. According to the media regulator, many people are unable to tell the difference between fact and fiction when it comes to COVID-19, and the latest estimates are that fake news has reached a billion social media users.

The new Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill

This briefing by Kate Rogers gives a short overview of the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill, which was first read in the House of Commons on 20 May 2020 and is intended to proceed to the House of Lords following its final stages in the House of Commons on 3 June 2020.

Exiting your business – private or public?

With business owners increasingly selling to private equity in recent years, Carolyn Gelling from The International Stock Exchange Group explores the ingredients that could make an exit into the public market more viable again for firms in the North West.

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The Lawyer Awards

Do not forget The Lawyer Awards 2006 on 27 June, where in-house teams and individuals will feature prominently. In-house achievers will be highlighted through the Commerce and Industry, Technology Media and Telecoms (TMT), Banking and Financial Services and European Teams of the Year, while there is also an award for the individual in-house lawyer of […]

Hammonds’ lock-in “no longer needed”, Crossley

Hammonds will not renew the 14-month lock-in of its equity partners when it ends on 30 June, it emerged today (12 June). Managing partner Peter Crossley confirmed that the lock-in, instituted in May 2005, will not be extended. He said the extension was, “no longer needed to maintain the stability of the firm.” In February, […]

In-house innovation

F&C Asset Management’s legal department has completed a customer service survey for external clients and internal users in a bid to measure its performance. Sparked by director of legal services Gillian Switalski, surveys went out to key external clients and 50 top users of the legal function within the organisation. The replies are now in, […]

Hunt urges law firms to shape legal landscape

Lord Hunt of Wirral has called on law firms to respond to the draft Legal Services Bill or risk missing their chance to contribute to the future of the profession. Speaking to The Lawyer, Hunt warned that time is running out for firms to offer their views before the end of the consultation period on […]

Payne Hicks partner in 13 Old Square move to avoid admin

Partner Chris Jarman has joined the bar after 22 years as a solicitor at private client firm Payne Hicks Beach, choosing 13 Old Square to launch his career as a barrister. Jarman, who qualified as a barrister in 1976, told The Lawyer he had been looking to return to the bar for around a year […]

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