Outsourcing was 2009’s big deal

This time last year it felt as if we were all staring into an abyss. Law firm leaders were beginning to question their very business model. But of the big events last year only one – the Linklaters New World restructure – falls into the category of root-and-branch thinking.

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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.


Needham & James

Needham & James is on the hunt for extra revenue. Nothing unusual there, except that in the Stratford-upon-Avon headquartered firm’s case the search is likely to end in a merger.

People moves

Weil Gotshal & Manges has elected Barry Wolf (left) to the position of executive partner. Wolf began his career at Weil Gotshal in 1984, when he joined as an associate in the firm’s tax department.

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