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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?”


Ringing in the changes

January is often regarded as the month of abstention, cutting back and slimming down after the indulgent celebrations of the holiday season, and that’s also true of the in-house circuit. Just this week the SRA started 2013 with a bang by slashing its prosecutions panel from 16 firms to seven in a bid to bring […]

Ropes client Google drops claims against Microsoft after FTC agreement

Google subsidiary Motorola has asked the US International Trade Commission to drop two patent infringement claims from its complaint against Microsoft, putting to rest part of a case that has pitted Motorola counsel Ropes & Gray against Sidley Austin. The motion comes days after the search engine reached an antitrust settlement with the US Federal […]

Ingrid Simler QC

R (UK Uncut Legal Action Ltd) v HMRC

R (UK Uncut Legal Action Ltd) v HMRC May, 1 Day, Administrative Court For the applicant UK Uncut: Devereux Chambers’ Ingrid Simler QC leading Blackstone Chambers’ Ben Jaffey, instructed by Leigh Day & Co partner Richard Stein For the respondent HMRC: Blackstone Chambers’ James Eadie QC and Gemma White, instructed by the Treasury Solicitor The […]


IP IPCom v HTC and IPCom v Nokia

IPCom v HTC and IPCom v Nokia July, 10 days, Chancery Court For the claimant IPCom: Brick Court’s James Flynn QC leading Monckton Chambers’ Kassie Smith and Meredith Pickford, instructed by Bristows partner Myles Jelf For the defendant HTC: 8 New Square’s Stephen Morris QC to lead Monckton Chambers’ Josh Holmes and Alan Bates, instructed […]

Madoff Securities v Stephen Raven & Ors

Madoff Securities International Ltd v (1) Stephen Ernest John Raven; (2) Leon Flax; (3) Christopher Dale; (4) Philip John Toop; (5) Malcolm Stevenson; (6) Peter Madoff; (7) Mark Madoff; (8) Andrew Madoff; (9) Sonja Kohn; (10) Erko Incorporated; and (11) Tecno Development & Research Ltd June, 30 days, Commercial Court For the claimant MSIL: Blackstone […]

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