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.
While the world adjusted to working remotely during the pandemic, we all faced the obstacles of home setup, IT, and technology – but many of us also faced a new challenge of juggling working from home with parenting, as our children also had to adapt to homeschooling and an unexpectedly long summer holiday!
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 Shoosmiths On 20 October Shoosmiths Social Mobility Action Plan was officially launched. The Action Plan has been developed in partnership with Rt Hon Justine Greening and the Social Mobility Pledge and specifically addresses how the firm can uniquely promote social mobility across the UK. To mark the occasion Shoosmiths’ CEO Simon Boss was joined […]
By Fergus Charlton The Lords Justices in the Court of Appeal have handed down a very helpful judgment concerning the interpretation of planning conditions. In DB Symmetry Limited v Swindon Borough Council 2020 the court was asked to consider what was meant by the following condition attached to a planning permission granted for a substantial housing […]
By Charissa Ball, Yan Li British Virgin Islands There is no specific regulation on the sale of virtual assets and virtual asset services in or from within the British Virgin Islands (BVI). On July 13, 2020, the BVI Financial Services Commission (FSC) issued guidance providing some clarity on the treatment of virtual assets and virtual […]
By Kathryn Burke, Tania Goodman ‘Shielding’ refers to the strictest guidance for social distancing and lockdown for those individuals who received letters from either the government or their GP telling them that they are extremely clinically vulnerable to COVID-19. Shielding was suspended in England on 31 July 2020 but government guidance has recently been revised. […]
Up until now, there has been no change to our trading arrangements with the EU. On the 1st of January this will change. While the UK government continues to negotiate with the EU, there are two potential outcomes and while the difference between ‘deal’ and ‘no deal’ may be less dramatic due to the government’s recent planning, all foodservice operators would be well advised to plan for some disruption in January and beyond.
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Allen & Overy has represented retirement home developer McCarthy & Stone on its sale to private equity buyer Lone Star. The magic circle firm’s team was led by corporate partner Richard Browne, with competition partner Alasdair Balfour and employment partner Paul McCarthy also acting. The firm’s lead senior associate was Harriet Stephenson. In the sale […]
Another finance lawyer has left Allen & Overy for Cahill Gordon & Reindel, as the US firm presses ahead with growth in the City. The expansive London office of the US firm is taking on partner Joydeep Choudhuri. Choudhuri was made up to partner this year and has been at the firm for more than […]
Osborne Clarke has brought in a new restructuring partner to its London office. The firm has taken on Douglas Hawthorn, who until now was a partner in the banking, restructuring and insolvency practice of Michelmores. There, he had a leadership position as co-chair of its international committee, as well as an external role as vice-chair of […]
Ashurst has started a new project to expand the hours spent by lawyers on NewLaw projects to 10 per cent of their billable time by 2023. The project, called ‘legal transformation programme’, will set a target to ensure lawyers increase the amount of hours in which they use the firm’s Ashurst Advance innovation offering on […]
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 […]