TL 1 December 2014

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The bar is being raised in-house. Good.

A lot of things unite in-house lawyers. Overwork is one; lack of resources is another. But there’s a more positive point of community as well: the feeling that they’re flexing their business muscles more than they ever did when they were in private practice. This came home to me last week when I was at […]

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Collas Crill: advisers of the Caribbean

Firm responds to demand for parallel jurisdiction capability in investment funds work The days when an offshore firm had offices in just one jurisdiction, or even just one region, seem well and truly over. Last week another of the larger Channel Islands firms – Collas Crill – announced its move into the Caribbean through a […]

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Technology for lawyers: Dangerous documents

Document management technology is upping lawyers’ efficiency, but it presents challenges of its own in terms of data security Q What are the biggest challenges facing in-house lawyers when it comes to document management, production and storage, and how is technology helping? Chris Holder, partner, Bristows: The biggest challenge is and always will be resources. Most […]

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Philip Rodney: The megafirms shall not inherit the earth

Technological innovations and clients’ collaborative business practices are infiltrating law, giving independent local outfits a boost Even (or perhaps especially) in a jurisdiction as small as Scotland, a law firm must think globally. We have an import market – servicing clients from abroad who want to do business here – and an export market – […]

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The in-house interview: Hyperion GC Will Bloomer on panels and acquisitions

Hyperion general counsel Will Bloomer provides a whistle-stop tour of the consolidating insurance market and explains why he doesn’t believe in panels. Hyperion Insurance Group is on the brink of a £400m merger with RKH Group. It will be Hyperion’s 17th acquisition since general counsel and chief risk officer Will Bloomer joined in 2012. The […]

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Moves: 1 December 2014

Reed Smith has recruited DLA Piper partner and former tax head Simon Gough to its partnership. He joins the firm’s tax, benefits and wealth planning group. Move of the week Reed Smith has recruited DLA Piper partner and former tax head Simon Gough to its partnership. He joins the firm’s tax, benefits and wealth planning […]

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