By Teresa Matich Cloud computing lets you access software and services via the internet—from anywhere. Instead of working with costly on-premise, server-based solutions, cloud-based providers leverage economies of scale to provide powerful, secure software as a service (SaaS). More and more law ﬁrms are using the power of the cloud to stay competitive in an ever-changing […]
Choosing the right case management software is critical for your law firm. Making the wrong choice can be costly – both in terms of efficiency and potential security risks. But, with the right choice, your firm can capture more time, send out bills more efficiently, and run more smoothly than ever before. How do you […]
Today’s lawyers work more and more from home, client offices, hotel rooms, on the road, and in court. Cloud-based software gives you access to the information you need, when and where you need it – without dealing with version updates or the inconvenience of VPN…
Nearly four thousand years ago, Hammurabi engraved the laws of Babylon onto a stone plinth and revolutionized the codification of law. Today, lawyers of all walks of life are engaged in a new revolution, with the ability to practise law armed with nothing more than a tablet device and an internet browser—a revolution brought about, […]
Find better clarity and peace of mind in knowing the overall health of your firm’s financials: Learn how bookkeeping goes wrong for law firms Learn what areas need troubleshooting See how a good financial system ultimately drives your business goals
By Siobhan Fitzgerald The social care sector is breathing a sigh of relief after the Court of Appeal in Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake reversed previous cases and decided that only time spent awake and working should be counted as working time for the purposes of calculating the national minimum wage.
By Richard Hayllar On the 12 July 2018, the Financial Ombudsman Service (the FOS) published a report on an Independent Review carried out by Richard Lloyd (former Which? executive). The review was undertaken following the broadcast of the Channel 4 Dispatches programme which set out a number of concerns about the handling of FOS complaints.
Kicking off our series on efficiency in arbitration, our first article, Efficient Arbitration – Part 1: Metrics sets out our idea of an efficient arbitration: Achieving the best possible outcome with the least amount of resources. A range of tools are available to focus the spending of resources. Resources should be invested, not wasted. The selection of […]
This is the first in a series of articles by Schoenherr focusing on efficiency in arbitration. In our series, we will explore various tools which serve to improve the efficiency of any given arbitration and so achieve a favourable outcome without wasting resources. But before exploring those tools we need to determine what efficient arbitration […]
The Code of Conduct for Pharmaceutical Advertising (Code of Conduct) (In Dutch: Gedragscode Geneesmiddelenreclame) has been amended as of 1 July, 2018. The changes come as a response to the amendments to the policy rules providing guidance on the ban of inducements regarding medicinal products, which entered into force 1 April, 2018 (Policy Rules) (In Dutch: Beleidsregels gunstbetoon Geneesmiddelenwet […]
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang is to halve the size of its Reading office after a review affecting the firm’s real estate practice, just over a year into its tripartite merger. The Lawyer understands the firm held a consultation with seven fee-earners in the real estate asset management practice, with the majority of the group relocating to other […]
The former general counsel of MarketInvoice Simon Coles has joined fintech start-up Capital On Tap as its first legal head. Capital On Tap provides tech-driven funding facilities to SMEs and enables customers to access instant funding to grow their business. Before his stint as general counsel at cashflow finance provider MarketInvoice, which ended last year, […]
The Law Society has organised an evidence session to explore the use of algorithms in the justice system. Members of the Law Society of England and Wales Public Policy Commission will take evidence on July 25 from tech, government, commercial and human rights experts in an effort to understand whether the use of algorithms should […]
Withers managing director Margaret Robertson has been re-elected for a fourth term, following a successful reign overseeing the internationalisation of the British firm. Following the uncontested election, Robertson will remain as CEO for a three-year term, until 2021. The firm’s 2016/17 financials revealed an eight per cent growth in revenue from £161.5m to £174.5m. Withers also promoted […]
Eversheds Sutherland has secured a decision to appeal a landmark High Court judgment for the pension trustees of the Linklaters-represented British Airways, which could see the airline pay out up to £12m in benefits. In a two-against-one decision, Lord Justice Patten dismissed the appeal while Lord Justices Lewison and Peter Jackson both elected to permit […]
In the wake of the decade’s most important case concerning legal privilege, an arrest warrant has been issued against the CEO of the Eurasian Natural Resource Corporation (ENRC)’s parent company as part of the Serious Fraud Office’s ongoing investigation into a string of allegations. The warrant was issued against Eurasian Resources Group (ERG) CEO Benedikt […]