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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.


Withers bulks up corporate crime with Crowell hire

Withers has appointed Crowell & Moring partner Gerallt Owen to the newly created position of international regulatory and corporate crime head. Owen joins the firm after four years with Crowell & Moring, which he joined in March 2008 (17 March 2008). Withers said Owen, who has acted for clients against the Serious Fraud Office, HM […]

Work Life Quiz: Alison Wilds, Harbottle & Lewis

What was your first-ever job? I worked in the greenhouses at a local flower grower’s nursery in the summer holidays. It was very hot as it was all under glass. What was your worst experience as a trainee? Changing my training contract to a different law firm, as I started my career in the law […]


Supreme Court to have final say in Birmingham equal pay case

The Supreme Court will decide whether the High Court has jurisdiction to hear equal pay claims after giving Birmingham City Council permission to appeal a Court of Appeal (CoA) ruling. The decision will impact hundreds of equal pay claimants who had thought their claims sat outside the Employment Tribunal (ET) limitation period. The case is […]

Drastic measures need to be taken to find out some firms’ financial state

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Research for The Lawyer’s annual ranking of the top 100 European law firms finally came to an end last week as the last few questionnaire responses trickled in from firms around the Continent and, as ever, the exercise brought with it a fair amount of frustration. A comfortable majority, now used to the odd Anglo-Saxon […]

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Bond Pearce hires from Clydes

Bond Pearce has hired a Clyde & Co partner, boosting its insurance professional risks team in London. Simon Gildener joins Bond Pearce as a partner in its London office from Clydes, where he was a partner in the international professional and financial lines practice group. Gildener joined Clydes from Howden Insurance Brokers, where he was […]

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