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Island of calm on a storm-lashed continent

Lawyers gathered in London last week to hear why Luxembourg offers such big potential for investors. In association with Wildgen Sandwiched between Belgium, France and Germany, Luxembourg has developed a reputation as a leading international financial centre, with its stable political system and strong economy proving fertile ground for financial industries such as investment funds, […]

Gideon Benaim

Independence day

Lord Justice Leveson should recommend a regulator that has teeth under a system that preserves freedom of expression, which will be no small task, says Gideon Benaim It is crystal clear to everyone, including the leaders of the three main political parties, that self-regulation hasn’t worked; so Lord Justice Leveson’s recommendations should be for independent […]

Gemma White
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Courts offer leap for faith

Recent religious belief versus discrimination cases show a softening towards the rights of those with strong faith The interaction between religious belief and discrimination law has, of late, become a hot topic. Until recently, the attitude of the UK courts had been to reject arguments that an individual’s religious belief entitles him to treat another […]

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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 […]

Tim Eyles

Taylor Wessing joins double-digit ranks with half-year turnover rise

Taylor Wessing has reported double-digit growth in its half-year revenues, joining a small rank of firms that have increased their revenues in the first half of the 2012/13 financial year Taylor Wessing saw a 23.3 per cent increase in its international revenue between May and October 2012 and attributes the revenue increase to the firm’s […]

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