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Electronic presentation of courtroom evidence addresses accessibility issues and provides case clarity in Singapore

Based in Singapore, Fullerton Law Chambers LLC (FLC) is a boutique legal firm providing premier dispute resolution services. With a large litigation trial pending, the team handling this particular case soon realised that the volume and format of the document set would be problematic to present effectively in court. Many of the documents were complex […]

The art of apology; what we can learn from KFC about correcting mistakes

Earlier this year, just as the COVID-19 pandemic took hold, fast-food chain KFC ran a new advertising campaign depicting diners licking their fingers – a nod to their strapline “Finger Lickin’ Good”. The ad sparked a backlash with more than 150 people complaining to the Advertising Standards Authority. It was widely deemed to be “inappropriate” […]

News on the rent front

In addition to the tax credit mechanism proposed by the Government as part of the discussions on the Finance Act (see our newsflash dated 16 November 2020 relating to the contribution of the French State to payment of rents through a tax credit for landlords), three recent court decisions have broadened the debate on the […]

Using content to make the most from digital events

Events – right now mostly digital – are the cornerstone of a marketing calendar. They offer a great opportunity to engage the people that matter and drive commercial conversations forward. The amazing opportunity that events offer is balanced by the time, effort, and cost that running or attending an event requires from your team. Given […]

Coronavirus Portugal – Impact on regulatory and criminal liability

Are there any behaviors which, within the context of a public health epidemiological crisis, could be punishable under criminal law? Within the context of a public health epidemiological crisis during which some assets are considered to be very important to prevent and fight the disease, anti-economic and public health infringements are of particular relevance. Among […]

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Managing the digital risk

Despite the benefits of going high-tech, there are serious risks involved, especially when filing important documents. Richard Stevens reports on what firms have to look out for. If you visit the headquarters of any large corporation, access will be restricted. Visit its corporate website and there will be barriers designed to prevent access to the […]

Too little, to date

Pro Bono can be an excellent marketing tool – surely enough of an incentive for media hungry law firms to devote resources to unpaid projects. However, after The Lawyer’s second annual survey on pro bono, it seems that little has changed since last year. Yes, there are several firms moving in the right direction, but […]

Bird & Bird boosts Paris and Brussels offices…

Bird & Bird has hired corporate teams in Paris and Brussels to boost its European operations. In Paris, former Sales Vincent & Associes corporate partners Jodie Cohen-Tanugi and Francois Serres are to join the practice, both as partners. Cohen-Tanugi will head the corporate/M&A team which, in addition to Serres, includes a further four associates. She […]

Stephenson Harwood ace priced out of City market

A senior Stephenson Harwood partner is abandoning the City because he is losing work to less expensive regional firms. Solicitor-advocate Robin Neill is joining Bristol practice Bevan Ashford as head of international arbitration in the autumn. Neill says he has had enough of missing out on work because of less expensive rivals. “I doubt whether […]

Clients are the kings in new age of caring

Grace Bros provided some wry smiles 20 years ago but give few hints to service providers today. Lawyers are wholly part of the “customer is king” culture of service delivery and those who do not appreciate this will not succeed. As retailers of legal services we must aim to be the best at this challenging […]

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