TL 6 April 2015

Harris Charlotte index

Hot 100 alumni: Charlotte Harris, Kingsley Napley

“Do you remember super-injunction spring?” asks Charlotte Harris. Media lawyer Harris’ listing in The Lawyer Hot 100 came at a critical time for media law and press freedom. The Trinity Mirror hacking claims continue to rumble on, but Harris was there long ago. She spearheaded the practice at Manchester’s JMW and went on to clock […]

joanne harris index

Independent firms can still be global

When the alliance between Herbert Smith, Gleiss Lutz and Stibbe fell apart three years ago, it was the start of a new era for all three firms and their partners. While Herbert Smith went global, Gleiss opted for a non-exclusive European alliance and Stibbe has remained stubbornly independent. Meanwhile, the former director-general of the alliance, […]

Robot knowledge management index

Knowledge management: I, lawbot

The march of the machines is making this an exciting time for the world of knowledge management – but are law firms keeping up? Q: There is an increasing amount of discussion in the legal market about artificial intelligence (AI)? To what extent is the use of AI in law firms becoming a reality? David […]


In-house interview: Natasha Lewis, director of legal services at UCL

Natasha Lewis, legal services boss at UCL, could be the first of a new breed of in-housers as UK academic institutions start to act more like businesses Why don’t many UK universities have in-house lawyers? Despite US universities’ widespread investment in in-house legal teams the idea has never really caught on among their UK counterparts. […]


Industry comment: Mark Brandon, strategy director, Overture

Few lawyers have a ready answer to my favourite question, but they should. I have a favourite question at the moment that I like to ask lawyers. I mean it to apply to their firms, but it can equally apply to them personally. You can ask yourself it in a minute, see how you get […]

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