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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.


Gateley set to host next planning seminar in October 2014

Gateley has announced that the next series of legal updates on recent planning case law, policies and legislative changes will take place during autumn 2014. The law firm’s planning experts will be discussing the following topics: Changes to the Environmental Impact Assessment regime The National Planning Practice Guidance; the NPPF in decision making Community Infrastructure […]

Matt Byrne

How helpful is your KM?

Knowledge management in law firms has changed beyond recognition over the last few years. As a recent special report in The Lawyer highlighted, the KM conversation has moved from internal document creation and management to creating value for the client. As part of that evolution pretty much everything is changing. The qualifications and skills of the […]

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Scotland’s Blackadders expands into Perth

Edinburgh-headquartered Blackadders has agreed to take over Perth-based Condies, growing its practice to approximately 220 lawyers and six offices in the country from next week.  According to a spokesperson for the firm, the takeover will be finalised on the 1 October, and will involve the hire of David Reed, James Morris and Alastair Duncan alongside […]


Freshfields pulls away from rivals in UK M&A during first three quarters of 2014

Corporate lawyers will tell you that the global M&A market has been cranking up in recent months. And the latest preliminary figures from Thomson Reuters confirm that it is very much back to business. Between January and September 2014, global deal value grew from $1,659bn to $2,567bn, marking a growth spurt of more than 50 […]

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