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Loading NIS directive 2.0 for higher cybersecurity protection

Given that the landscape of threats has significantly expanded, it comes as no surprise that the European Commission has proposed a revised version of the Directive concerning measures for a high common level of security of network and information systems across the Union.



Sir Nigel Knowles: A new way forward in the post-legal aid era

Government grants to Community Law Centres would release the pro bono potential locked in large law firms and keep our justice system accessible. This week is the 13th annual National Pro Bono Week, which should serve as a reminder to us all as lawyers that we must take our responsibility to promote access to justice […]


The Palomar, W1

I didn’t get to hear the drum thing. It’s the owner’s special party trick;  a little percussion medley, using the pots and pans in the galley kitchen, whilst customers perched on their barstools drink shots. Obviously the very thought of having that sort of display going on in front of me brings me out in […]


Orrick and Withers lose at High Court as Excalibur funders forced to pay £23m costs

The explosive $1.6bn oil row between Excalibur Ventures and Texas and Gulf Keystone took a new turn yesterday (23 October) when the High Court ruled the third-party funders backing the case were liable for indemnity costs. A raft of nine funding bodies who put up money for the failed claim brought by Clifford Chance client […]

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31-40 segments: extracts

We examine the UK’s top 50 law firms in groups of 10 – here are some extracts from the full report Revenue vs RPL Size did not always equate to high RPL in 2013/14, although the general trend was still that firms with higher revenues produced more fees per lawyer. The big exceptions in the […]

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Finland – Triumph in adversity

Finland’s economy might be struggling but firms are thriving from a stream of acquisitions, restructures and start-ups emerging in Nokia’s wake Finland’s economy has not been in a good place recently, suffering two years of stagnation and with little sign of change in sight. Major employers, notably telecoms giant Nokia, have struggled to keep up […]

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