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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.


Finance deals round-up

Eversheds (Anthony McGurk, Martin Halford) advised Astron on its acquisition of Edotech from its management and Barclays Private Equity for £130m. Clifford Chance advised Astron’s lending bank, the Royal Bank of Scotland. Edotech advised by Ashurst. Baker & McKenzie (Helen Bradley, Michael Caro) advised Tibco Software on its acquisition of Staffware, a UK business process […]

Pillsbury suffers second round of lawyer defections

Pillsbury Winthrop has been hit by its second bout of lawyer loses in over a week, this time in Washington as a life sciences team joins Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw. Partners Mark Paulson and Paul Sharer are joining the Anglo-American firm with a team of four attorneys. The defection arrives just after three West […]

The College of Law

The College of Law is on a bit of a roll. Having already bagged three-quarters of the magic circle for its new bespoke City LPC course, it now has its sights trained on the US firms. Driven by its energetic chief executive Nigel Savage, the college has been quick to exploit the Law Society’s new […]


Just when you thought it was safe, along comes yet another Clifford Chance US story. This time the news, as reported in this week’s issue of The Lawyer, is that Jim Benedict, head of the firm’s global litigation and dispute resolution department, is stepping down. On the face of it, Benedict’s move seems perfectly normal. […]

Deloitte France ends accounting-law link

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu in France has finalised the split between its audit practice and its tax and legal division Deloitte & Touche Juridique et Fiscal. The law firm, which comprises around 10 per cent of Deloitte’s business in France, has been rebranded as TAJ. The 30-partner firm has voted in Anne Vaucher as its president. […]

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