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Webinar recording: Blockchain and smart contracts

Our Technology & Digital Team, and Partner Sally Mewies held a webinar discussion with Senior Associate Luke Jackson covering blockchain technologies and all the potential they have in the financial services sector and supply chain.

Podast: Proptech – an opportunity not a threat

By Mehar Patel If we take the traditional management of a block of flats as an example: you might have one person collecting rent, feeding that information into an accounts system, chasing unpaid rent, deciding whether to escalate unpaid rents, paying the money to the owner, paying money to the bank. You might then have […]


Eversheds advises University of Leeds on Central Village acquisition

Eversheds has advised the University of Leeds on its £62.3m acquisition of phases one and two of Central Village, Calverley Street, in Leeds, which completed in September 2014. Phases one and two comprise 980 high-quality student rooms arranged in flats of five and six units, together with a small ratio of studios. The scheme is […]

Voluntary approach to UK boardroom representation ‘is delivering progress’

Audrey Williams, head of discrimination at Eversheds, has commented on the latest figures surrounding the representation of women in UK boardrooms. She said: ‘These latest figures show that the voluntary approach in the UK, driven by Lord Davies’ recommendations and annual reviews, is delivering progress. It allows companies the freedom to remove barriers to female […]

Walker Morris hires Rupert Bent as partner and head of intellectual property

Walker Morris has strengthened its intellectual property (IP) group by appointing Rupert Bent as a partner and as the head of IP. As former head of IP litigation for the regions at Pinsent Masons, Bent has advised on a range of contentious IP disputes, including patent, trademark, copyright, design-right and passing-off disputes, as well as […]

DLA Piper advises on acquisition of Air Festival Holding

DLA Piper has advised ID&T and SFX Entertainment on the acquisition of Air Festival Holding. Through this transaction, SFX Entertainment has acquired interests in the Dutch festivals Amsterdam Open Air, Buiten Westen, Milkshake, Kingsday, TikTak and Valhalla. By acquiring the ID&T Group in 2013, SFX Entertainment, a US media conglomerate founded by media entrepreneur Robert […]

David Corker

When juries are right and judges are wrong

A recent case highlights why juries in fraud cases are anything but an anachronism. Since at least 1985 when the Roskill report on the conduct of criminal fraud litigation was written with its recommendation for an expert tribunal to supplant the jury, there have been repeated calls for its abolition in criminal fraud trials. On […]

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