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Navigating a new reality in the client-empowered era

To thrive in the new era of the empowered client, law firms must make investments designed to modernise the way they run their firms and service their clients. This requires changing culture, developing new competencies, and operationalising new ways of working. Innovative technologies are key enablers to accelerating rms’ transformations in these areas. New research […]

Procurement and state aid update: preparing for Brexit

By David Kilduff, Richard Auton or Richard Butterworth On 13 September 2018, the UK government published further guidance on the future of public procurement in the UK in the event of a “no deal” Brexit. What next for UK public procurement? Under current rules, all procurement opportunities that fall within the scope of the EU procurement […]

Third-party redevelopment – Landlord may oppose tenant’s lease renewal

By Matthew Lonergan, Lucy Shepherd A recent case has confirmed that a landlord was entitled to oppose its tenant’s lease renewal under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 where redevelopment of the site was to be undertaken by a third party. Background The case of Santander UK PLC v LPS Estates Ltd concerned the security of […]

Data protection: sunset of £500k, dawn of GDPR enforcement and horizon of Brexit

By JP Buckley In just a short space of time, the ever-evolving world of data protection and cyber has seen yet more change: 1. Potentially one of the last enforcement actions under the Data Protection Act 1998 against Equifax – and a maximum £500,000 fine for them for failing to secure UK citizens’ personal data against […]

Officer of judgment debtor can be committed for failure to provide information – CoA

Deutsche Bank AG v Mr Alexander Vik [2018] EWCA Civ 2011 This judgment is the latest instalment in the long-running litigation between Deutsche Bank (“DB”) and the Monaco-based billionaire, Alexander Vik. In 2008, Mr Vik’s personal investment vehicle, Sebastian Holdings, Inc. (“SHI”), incurred huge debts to DB after it made a series of heavily loss […]

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Transfers on the up

In the past two years, the number of foreign lawyers taking the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test (QLTT) has increased steadily, according to Colin Gillespie, clerk to the QLTT board. The increase to roughly 600 applicants a year has been largely due to new jurisdictions allowed to sit the test, including the US, South Africa and […]

No political motivation

I refer to the article relating to Hounslow Law Centre published in The Lawyer 24 September. Yvonne Patterson’s employment was terminated and her claim settled by the law centre for reasons other than the claims of discrimination (which they deny) and so as to save the costs of a protracted hearing. Your article quoted me […]

Liverpool firm stands by its man

A LIVERPOOL firm is standing by a paralegal who was filmed playing in the same football team as a personal injury client who had just won damages after claiming he had been seriously injured tripping on a pavement. Howard Jackson & Co, which sponsors the team, said it believed its welfare adviser Steve Barton’s assertion […]

Denton Hall takes Serbian telecoms industry contract

Denton Hall has won a contract to privatise the telecoms industry in Serbia and says it could be the first international law firm to set up shop there. The six-figure contract will be carried out at an office in Belgrade, which could become permanent if it attracts enough business during the nine-month stay. Denton Hall […]

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