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Korieh Duodu

Impossible task

Freedom of speech is likely to be the scapegoat of Lord Justice Leveson’s report, says Korieh Duodu Before we can look at what Lord Justice Leveson should propose, we have to grapple with his terms of reference – this was a knee-jerk political move to stave off critics of Number 10’s cosy relationship with certain […]


UK firms are “shying away” from BD, says NatWest

A minority of UK law firms see business development (BD) activities as a priority despite dwindling work levels, according to research from NatWest (part of the RBS group) and BD specialist Huthwaite Legal. Delegates at NatWest’s 2012 series of legal conferences, held in association with Huthwaite, were surveyed for their views of the industry and […]

Toby Robinson

Record delivery

E-disclosure is here to stay and gathering pace, so lawyers need to get up to speed to help their clients through the new electronic battleground. In association with How useful do you think clients are finding e-disclosure? Julian Copeman, partner, Herbert Smith Freehills: Clients appreciate that, while the identification, preservation and collection of e-disclosure material […]

Dan Tench

The options for Leveson

The viable options open to Lord Justice Leveson fall into four main categories, says Dan Tench, who examines them here The key issue that Lord Justice Leveson has to address in his report is the appropriate model for regulation of the press. Numerous proposals have been advanced but the viable options essentially fall into four […]

First-half revenue flat at Stephenson Harwood

Stephenson Harwood has announced flat revenues for the first half of the 2012/13 financial year, with income unchanged at £51.4m. The firm cited “tough market conditions” for the static performance, which follows last year’s 4 per cent growth in first-half turnover (24 November 2012). The firm brought in fees worth £49.6m in the first half […]

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