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Ireland Update – Use of Electronic Signatures on Regulatory Documents and Forms

In a statement published on 24 August 2020, the Central Bank of Ireland (the “Central Bank”) confirmed to regulated firms that its policy regarding the use of electronic signatures is that, in the absence of any specific legal provisions to the contrary, regulated firms may use electronic signatures in submitting regulatory documents and forms to […]

The rise of legal platforms and why they matter

In the past, I have spoken about the possibility of a tsunami of change within the legal industry. It is something I have been carefully watching for several years and things now seem to be rapidly accelerating.

Protected disclosures: update for employers in Ireland

The recent High Court decision of John Clarke v. CGI Food Services Limited and CGI Holding Limited [2020] IEHC 368 demonstrates the broad scope of the definition of protected disclosures under the Protected Disclosures Act 2014.

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Ex-TKB partners find new homes

TWO FORMER partners of merged City firm Turner Kenneth Brown were appointed to new jobs last week. Richard Harrison joins commercial practice Laytons and Sarah Stowell moves to Bircham & Co, the Westminster-based private client and charity firm, both as partners. TKB joined forces with Nabarro Nathanson in May to form a new practice under […]

Two cheers for democracy

While British lawyers spent this month’s American Bar Association (ABA) conference forging contacts and drumming up business, their American colleagues spent much of their time debating euthanasia. And when they weren’t discussing physician-assisted suicide, they were grappling with a host of other social issues. It all left the Brits a tad bemused. As one senior […]

Eyes down for election outcome

THE EAGERLY awaited Law Society election results were due to be announced on Monday, the day of the count. Politically minded lawyers will have noted the comparisons between the Law Society poll and the trifling affair of the Tory leadership battle. Parallels even extend to right-wing claims on the day of the Westminster count that […]

Weil Gotshal signing

US firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges has signed leading Brussels-based telecomms lawyer David Cantor to head the European part of its growing telecomms practice. The firm brought Cantor – European counsel to major international telecomms and mass media companies – on board last month. SA chair appointed Paisner & Co partner Michael Polonsky has been […]

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Linda Packard says law firms that avoid giving advice on Discrete Investment Business are ignoring on a prime opportunity Financial services can be a lucrative part of a legal practice. However, many firms have been disillusioned by the ever-increasing number of regulations and rules that apply to financial services advice and have shied away from […]

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