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Cut the noise : The in-house legal technology and automation report

In our most recent research report BRYTER, the no-code automation platform and The Lawyer explored the topics of how in-house counsel spend their time, their level of access to technology, and how they seek to achieve operational excellence in their organizations. The findings from the report revealed two common themes In-house counsel are delivering specialized […]

Austria: Digital insurance sales – a practical guide for direct sales

The digital distribution of insurance products has become one of the core topics for the insurance industry in recent years and is on the agenda of almost every insurance company. Insurers who want to sell their products digitally are thus faced with the question of how to implement the applicable legal framework and ensure that their online business is legally compliant.

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Hands up, who did a law degree?

Here is an interesting statistic for you: the number of people making a change of career mid-stream is on the up. In 2009, 14 per cent of students enrolled on the graduate diploma in law conversion course at the University of Law were career changers. Three years on and this figure has risen to 20 […]

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Anderson Strathern launches strategic review following revenue dip

Anderson Strathern has launched a strategic review after revenues dropped by 4 per cent at the latest year end, following three consecutive years of growth. The Scottish firm, which started its financial year yesterday (1 September), is targeting revenues of £23m by 2016, after turnover dropped from £22.8m to £21.8m in 2012/13. Managing partner Andrew […]

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2018: The voices of private practice management

From rapid consolidation to the rise of the alternative business structures, here leading managing partners set out their vision for the future. David Stewart, CEO, Olswang Consolidation will accelerate.  The strong growth in emerging markets, and in particular the China and Asia Pacific markets, will drive a need for greater scale and globally integrated client […]

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ESMA publishes opinion on AIFMD rules covering late transposition

The European Securities and Markets Authority has published on 1 August an opinion on what rules should apply to alternative fund managers and their cross-border marketing of funds where this might be affected by the failure of European Union member states to adopt the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) into national law on time. […]

2013 Chambers 100 listing recognises two Stephenson Harwood partners

Stephenson Harwood has announced that John Fordham, head of the law firm’s litigation practice group, and Tony Woodcock, head of Stephenson Harwood’s regulatory litigation practice, have been ranked in the 2013 Chambers 100 listing. Fordham was noted in particular for his commercial awareness and efficiency and responsiveness. A client commented that he is ‘efficient and […]

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