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The Digital Business Report

With the UK renowned as a global technology leader, we are led to believe that organisations across Britain are digitally advanced. Innovations like artificial intelligence, machine learning and automation are evidently making an impact but the reality is that many businesses are unable to grasp the basics of digital tools like the Cloud. Some aren’t […]

Multi-disciplined law firm looks to Laserform to replace its existing forms package

Taylor Rose switched to Laserform from Advanced after experiencing difficulties with their existing supplier. The firm needed a system which could easily be adapted to meet the needs of some of their more complex cases without incurring heavy costs. Business Challenge Taylor Rose was originally using another forms package, but staff grew increasingly frustrated with […]

A step towards compulsory alternative dispute resolution?

By Lucy Shepherd and Chris Burchill The Court of Appeal has held that the courts have powers to make parties subject to a form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) without their consent. Background ADR essentially refers to all methods of resolving disputes other than by court proceedings. The case of Lomax v Lomax concerned Early Neutral Evaluation (ENE), […]

Busy lenders’ monthly round-up – September 2019

By Deborah Sheldon Each month we summarise the latest news and developments in retail mortgage lending and regulation. This month in summary:  News AirBnB fines for letting without consent Consultation on ending no fault evictions Revaluation deferral causes steep rise in business rates arrears Blurred lines: when employees’ social media posts are your concern Lending […]

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Dorsey gives technology a boost with Virginia office

Minneapolis firm Dorsey & Whitney is opening an office in North Virginia, near Washington DC, to service the growing high-technology community there. The firm follows the likes of Latham & Watkins, Brobeck Phleger & Harrison and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati into the market. Dorsey & Whitney is focusing increasingly on technology clients, and will […]

Perkins Coie expands in China with Beijing office

Seattle firm Perkins Coie is ramping up its China capability by adding a Beijing office. The technology law firm, which already has an office in Hong Kong, has been granted a licence a year after its application. Last year Perkins Coie took on a team of corporate partners from Baker & McKenzie in Beijing, including […]

Osborne Clarke leads the way in 2001’s first technology IPO

Osborne Clarke has pulled off its first technology initial public offering (IPO) on the main London stock market this year, in what is believed to be the first new listing by an IT company of 2001. The firm, led by corporate partners Bruce Roxburgh and Tim Birt, advised long-term client Marlborough Sterling on its £76m […]

Beachcroft IP head goes to Field Fisher

Beachcroft Wansbroughs has lost its head of intellectual property (IP) and an assistant to Field Fisher Waterhouse. Jonathan Radcliffe was headhunted to lead Field Fisher’s patents practice and moves with his assistant Annabel Dumbell. Beachcrofts partner Alan Wood says the role of IP head is currently being shared, while a decision is being made on […]

Challenger international

Challenger International appointed Herbert Smith’s James Barnes for its first UK property acquisition on a recommendation from its main legal adviser, Australian firm Mallesons Stephen Jacques. Mallesons’ London office head Tim Blue acts for Challenger in the UK, but the firm does not have a property capability in London. Blue recently advised Challenger on its […]

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