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The reason to turn yourself from a busy expert into a recognised thought-leader

If you are a “fee earner” working in Professional services it is likely that you are an expert in whichever field you specialise in. Your clients pay you a fee for that expertise. It is also likely that you are very busy. But what would it mean if you could turn yourself from being just another “busy expert” like so many of your peers into a “Recognised Thought-Leader?”


Law Commission calls for new fraud law

The complex laws on fraud face a radical overhaul following a report due to be announced later this month. The Law Commission will issue a consultation paper making proposals to simplify one of the most difficult areas of the legal system. The consultation follows on from complaints by the Lord Chancellor that fraud is “difficult […]

In brief: Addleshaw Booth & Co

Addleshaw Booth & Co has taken on John Martin as senior solicitor in its employment department in Manchester. Martin joins the 17-strong team from Newcastle firm Robert Muckle where he was partner and head of employment.

False bills of lading sink shipping trio

Roger Pearson reports on an appeal against damages awarded in a shipping case centring on falsely dated bills of lading. The Court of Appeal is to rule on a case of major importance in shipping circles. The case centres on what Mr Justice Cresswell described in the High Court decision being challenged as the “cancer” […]

Why did the Formula One deal crash?

Motor racing fans will know, having spent a frustrating Saturday afternoon watching a hastily scheduled movie instead of their Formula One heroes, that the legal battle between ITV Sport and Bernie Ecclestone, president of the Formula One Constructors Association, is far from over. Despite paying out £72m in a five-year deal for the broadcasting rights […]

Parcel firm hit by #1m claim

National parcel delivery company ANC faces a claim for more than #1m following the failure of a franchise. It is being taken to the High Court in respect of the six-year franchise for the Exeter area taken on by Rapid Services in 1992. In the High Court it is alleged that, in 1995, ANC managing […]

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