In our Rethink series, we explore the future of the workplace.
34 years after marketing was permitted in the legal sector, it’s only really now that legal marketing is growing up.
It’s hard to overstate the recent changes. Our ways of working have evolved 10 years in only a few months.
Where others see obstacles, let us see opportunities. Now we are starting to move back into our offices, we’re all looking for ways to make improvements and savings. Especially with additional measures in place to receive staff and visitors. Here is how outsourcing your switchboard can greatly improve your front of house team. And ultimately, your firm’s operations.
It’s no secret that law firms are increasingly turning to tech to win business, with the abundance of lawtech solutions now available on the market.
By Victor Richards, Marcello Ausenda, Guy Cooper Bermuda is a world-renowned centre for international business. More than ten thousand international exempted companies are registered in Bermuda, including many ship-owning companies such as Princess Cruise Lines, Norwegian Cruise Lines Holdings, Frontline, Golar LNG, GasLog and Golden Ocean Group. “Exempted” companies may be owned wholly or in […]
By Raj Shah The BBC reported this week that the UK Department of Health and Social Care could share contact-tracing information with police in England, given there is a legal requirement to isolate after a positive test. The news of this practice quickly prompted a flurry of concerned commentary from public health officials and privacy […]
By Felix Schneider, Philipp Strondl On September 16, 2020, the eagerly awaited draft of the federal law on the expansion of energy from renewable sources (Renewable Expansion Law – EAG ) was submitted for assessment. Comments on this can only be submitted until October 28, 2020. The draft brings significant changes to the funding system for hydropower plants and is intended […]
By Piero Mastrosimone Nobody can possibly tell when they may have the misfortune to have a serious or life-changing accident. Rarely does anyone plan their response to such an event. It goes without saying that any severe accident is devastating but an accident abroad can be overwhelming. The Association of British Insurers (ABI) report 3,000 British […]
By Chris Shenton MSc Employee turnover is an inevitable part of running a business. After all, if someone just isn’t a good fit, there’s no sense in them staying somewhere they’re not engaged. Or if an employer isn’t offering opportunities for growth or a job has become stale then employees are often wise to look […]
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The former longtime leader of DWF, Andrew Leaitherland, is setting up a new venture, five months after he left the listed firm. Leaitherland has set up a new company called Arch Law, as a vehicle to provide legal solutions through partnerships and NewLaw offerings. It marks his first business venture since his CEO baton at […]
DLA Piper has joined the growing list of firms paying back money borrowed through the UK Government’s job retention scheme, while all of its furloughed staff will return at the end of October. The firm furloughed a number of people within its UK property and workplace team at the beginning of April, though it did […]
Linklaters’ long-term thinking is why it can make big diversity promises Linklaters has pledged to boost the diversity credentials of its ranks: the magic circle firm wants to reach a 15 per cent Black and underrepresented ethnic minorities representation in its UK and US partnerships by 2025. In addition, it hopes to have five times […]
Compensation levels are returning to normal at Reed Smith, after the firm made salary cuts for lawyers and staff earlier on in the pandemic. The firm had already restored wage cuts for some areas of the business. In October it was decided that professional services staff earning more than $100,000 should receive 100 per cent […]
After previously exploring the extension of the firm’s external credit facilities back in May, Penningtons Manches Cooper has confirmed it did not go ahead with plans to raise more capital over the summer. It was previously reported by The Lawyer that the firm was in negotiations with its primary lender about taking on additional borrowing, although […]
The British Business Bank is seeking a new general counsel as former GC Shanika Amarasekara takes on a new role. Amarasekara joined the Government-owned bank in 2014 as GC and company secretary to the board. She is staying on at the British Business Bank and once a replacement is found, will take on a new […]