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Ogden 8 – an algorithm to rely upon?

If a man or woman is injured in a road traffic incident and is claiming damages to reflect their future losses, their working life, their loss of pension, their need for care and services or for future treatment, the Ogden Tables have since 1984 been the first port of call for all legal practitioners to assess the loss.

Turkey – Copyright protection on the internet IP law

Copyrights are, above all, legally granted rights on products that the individual produces with all kinds of intellectual labour. Registration is not required for the birth of Copyright. Because the rights on intellectual and artistic works are born with the production of the work.

Competing LIBOR transition proposals create more problems

This article provides a comparative analysis of legislative and regulatory proposals in three jurisdictions – the US, UK and EU – which attempt to address so-called “tough legacy” contracts, which have no or inadequate LIBOR fallback provisions, and are extremely difficult or impossible to amend in advance of the end of LIBOR in 2021.

Coronavirus Update: Working From Home (again)

A government campaign was launched in early August to actively encourage employees to return to the workplace in an attempt to boost the wider economy and revitalise city centres that had been left empty after months of lockdown. However, within two months, the pandemic appears to have taken a turn for the worse and the government announced yesterday that once again people should work from home wherever possible.

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I wish I was a lawyer

Sometimes, not all the time, but just sometimes, I wish I was a lawyer. It’s not just for the work and it’s not just for the status – sometimes I’d like to be a lawyer simply because most of them make absolute shovel-loads of money. More specifically, being a US lawyer seems to be the […]

Risk managers become popular choice for firms

Half of the UK’s top 20 firms have responded to growing threats of negligence claims by appointing full-time risk managers. Research conducted by The Lawyer reveals that dedicated risk managers are now in place at 50 per cent of the top 20 firms, with 65 per cent now operating risk management committees. Fee-earning partners act […]

Freshfields counts cost of commercial conflicts as German talent walks

Rated Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer telecoms partner Raimund Schutz has blamed his departure on the effect that conflict issues and high leverage ratios have on his ability to serve his clients. Schutz, who has quit for 10-partner German independent Loschelder, told The Lawyer: “I’m not speaking of legal conflicts, it’s a commercial thing. Clients don’t like […]

Pay mates

Oh, pity the poor souls at Lawrence Graham. During a recent meeting, several of the firm’s long-suffering partners were heard to bemoan their remuneration of £300,000 and upwards. Rather than complaining of a lack of funds, the sensitive souls were actually debating the burden of not being able to reveal the size of their pay […]

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