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Why trust is the key to success in legaltech

The SRA recently published its Technology and Innovation in Legal Services report. One key feature was improving user trust in legal technology. It’s much more important that you’d think.

“Fire Safety Form” requirements now in force

Following Dame Judith Hackitt’s review into the Grenfell Tower disaster, the so-called “Planning Gateway One” is now in force. This is one of three gateways, or checks and balances, to regulate the life of a higher-risk building.


Carl-Peter Feick

Linklaters elects new German chief

Linklaters has elected a new senior partner in Germany to succeed Michael Lappe. Carl-Peter Feick, who has been a partner at the firm since 2001 and led the banking and capital markets practice since 2004, was elected by partner vote and will begin his three-year term 1 May 2010 when he will also join Linklaters’ […]

Stephensons hires hike IP capability in HK

Stephenson Harwood has boosted its Hong Kong practice with the appointment of Clifford Chance consultant Audrey Shum as a partner in its IP team. She will be joined by another new hire in the shape of associate Ka Wai Wong from boutique Cheung Tong & Rosa. Shum specialises in both contentious and commercial IP matters […]


Clifford Chance partner duo to run London banking practice

Clifford Chance is set to elect two partners to replace London banking head Mark Stewart. Acquisition finance partners Michael Bates and Rob Lee are expected to be confirmed in a partner vote that concludes today. They will assume the joint position next month and will report to global banking head Mark Campbell. Stewart (pictured), who […]


Focus: Gide Loyrette Nouel, French redressing

When Gide launched in London in 2003 it hoped to crack the City. Seven years on and its UK lawyers are feeling the pressure A French firm in London? It just doesn’t happen. Apart from the bizarre hybrid that is Salans (which can no more call itself French than ­English), and a few niche outfits […]

Nick Yates

Everatt & Co

Everatt & Co is that rare beast – a defendant personal injury (PI) firm that appears to be thriving in the current price-conscious, panel-obsessed environment.  While many firms of its size have become used to posting reduced financials over the past year or two, Everatt is anticipating an increase in revenue of at least […]

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