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Why trust is the key to success in legaltech

The SRA recently published its Technology and Innovation in Legal Services report. One key feature was improving user trust in legal technology. It’s much more important that you’d think.

“Fire Safety Form” requirements now in force

Following Dame Judith Hackitt’s review into the Grenfell Tower disaster, the so-called “Planning Gateway One” is now in force. This is one of three gateways, or checks and balances, to regulate the life of a higher-risk building.



Squire Patton Boggs advises on Sheffield Wednesday sale to Thai seafood businessman

Squire Patton Boggs has advised on the deal to sell Sheffield Wednesday Football Club to Thai businessman Dejphon Chansiri, representing owner Milan Mandaric. Squire Patton Boggs corporate partner David Hull led the firm’s advice to Mandaric, maintaining a long relationship with the businessman originally started at legacy Hammonds. DLA Piper partners Jon Kenworthy and Rob […]


MoFo boosts Berlin with data protection hires from De Brauw

Morrison & Foerster (MoFo) has turned to De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek for the hire of two data protection lawyers, including the Dutch firm’s global data privacy chair Lokke Moerel. Moerel joins MoFo in Berlin as a senior of counsel alongside De Brauw senior associate Alex van der Wolk, who becomes a partner at the US […]

Deadly bull attack case: No5 Chambers lawyer represents HSE

In a health and safety prosecution concerning a dairy farm before Stafford Crown Court, Tim Pole of No5 Chambers acted for the HSE.  The company and director had on an earlier occasion pleaded guilty to health and safety offences of failing to ensure the safety of employees and failing to have a suitable risk assessment […]

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Wilson Sonsini loses Beijing head Li to Sidley

The head of US technology firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati’s Beijing office has quit the firm to join Sidley Austin. Capital markets specialist Kefei Li is no longer listed on Wilson Sonsini’s website, with Sidley today confirming that he had joined the firm. During his years as an associate Li spent time at US firms Simpson […]

Eversheds unveils 10-step guide in wake of SNB’s unpegging of Swiss franc

Last week, the Swiss National Bank (SNB) removed the €1.20/CHF peg. This took the FX markets by complete surprise, and caused a dramatic spike in the value of the Swiss Franc. The full scale of that fallout remains to be seen. Casualties include a major hedge fund which reportedly suffered nearly US$1bn in FX losses. […]

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