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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.



Latin America: Beyond Brazil

There’s more to Latin America than Brazil for ambitious law firms these days, with the Andean nations looking particularly promising In terms of lands of opportunity everyone has been looking towards Latin America for some time, but it’s not all about Brazil anymore. Across the Andes there are opportunities in other nations too, such as […]


Facebook finds successor for GC role as Ted Ullyot departs

Social networking giant Facebook has named deputy general counsel Colin Stretch as vice president and general counsel, taking over from former legal boss Ted Ullyot. Stretch will take up the role from July 5 after Ullyot, an ex-Kirkland and Ellis partner who worked in the White House until 2005 and became Facebook’s first general counsel […]


Lacking Middle Eastern promise

A tough Middle East market means setting up an outpost there requires an alternative approach Trust Dewey & LeBoeuf to road-test a Kuwaiti association firm on a rival’s behalf. The defunct firm, while still alive and kicking, had a go at a tie-up with local lawyer Jamal Ahmed Al-Shehab in 2011 following a suggestion from […]

Walker Morris advises Cott Developments on Calypso Soft Drinks acquisition

Food and drink lawyers from Walker Morris have advised Cott Developments Ltd on its acquisition of Calypso Drinks and Mr Freeze — together, Calypso Soft Drinks. The Walker Morris team was led by Richard Naish, corporate partner and head of the food and drink team. It included: Dina Saleh, Josh Kitson and Amy Au (corporate); […]

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