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The challenge of on-going innovation for FinTechs

A roundtable discussion between General Counsel from a range of fintech companies highlighted some common ground when it comes to the challenge of on-going innovation. A virtual roundtable hosted by sector head for financial services at Shoosmiths, Stephen Dawson, and partner Luke Stubbs, in conjunction with The Lawyer, brought together a group of senior lawyers […]

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Preparing for barrister contracts

Clerks help clients and solicitors face up to the new world of barrister contracts The concept of contracts between barristers and solicitors will become a reality at the end of January, when sets will have to issue terms and conditions upon instruction. Clerks are considering how best to communicate contracted wordings to their clients, many […]

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 […]

White & Case strengthens mining team with in-house hire

White & Case has added to its presence in the mining sector with the appointment of BHP Billiton lawyer Rebecca Campbell as a partner in its London office. Campbell joins the US firm after several years at Australian resources giant BHP Billiton, where she was most recently responsible for acquisitions, dispositions and joint ventures in […]

Boutique Bonanza

This time last year the news was all about new boutiques. Oddly enough, history has repeated itself and 2013 has started with announcements about several more. Perhaps the highest-profile boutique launch of the New Year is that of Belgian firm Strelia. Launched on 1 January, Strelia is a collaboration between former Stibbe partners Olivier Clevenbergh […]

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Indian bar must represent Delhi gang rape defendants, says Bar Council

The Bar Council has called on the Indian Bar to end its refusal to represent a group of men accused of carrying out a gang rape in Delhi. Individual barristers have also called upon their Indian peers to uphold “high ethical standards” so a fair trial can take place. A statement from The Bar Council […]

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