We don’t necessarily need big financial paybacks to justify new implementations of technology. Working away from the office over the last couple of months has made us all think differently. Especially about the difference between productive and unproductive time. This is a valuable learning experience, especially in the legal world with its roadblocks to efficient […]
One of the few good things about lockdown is the way it’s encouraged us to tackle overdue domestic chores. Hey, even if that just meant tidying our sock drawer, we feel better as a result. So why not take this opportunity to do something similar in your legal practice?
In the current operating environment legal teams are faced with an unprecedented challenge in reaching clients and maintaining high-value advice and service delivery. Law firms & corporate legal departments are having to rethink their traditional service delivery models and look to technology to serve their clients online, 24/7. In this webinar, Neota Logic will be […]
In this on-demand webinar, Neota Logic’s Paul Doolan and Mark Tyndall will demonstrate how to rapidly design alternative means to reach clients and scale legal services, so that clients can access your expertise anywhere, at any time.
Habits like remote working are here to stay – but the biggest change could be in attitudes to innovation now we have learned what is possible with new development tools.
As the global leader in alternative investment funds and one of the most innovative financial centres in the world, it is unsurprising that the Cayman Islands has quickly become a popular destination for cryptocurrency vehicles and initial coin offerings (ICOs).
The UK Government announced on 23 June 2020 that it intends to introduce new legislation to give the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) enhanced powers in circumstances where (i) LIBOR ceases to be representative of the market and (ii) its representativeness cannot and will not be restored. This is intended to solve the problem of “tough legacy” contracts by giving the FCA the power to protect consumers and market integrity in relation to those contracts (which the FCA envisage will be a “narrow band”).
In this article, we discuss some of the key areas of focus that business owners and managers should prioritise when undertaking an early assessment of business operations to ensure that productive functions are reflective of a new operating environment. This is especially important where Coronavirus (COVID-19) has led to a significant change in the business model.
The Commission’s report argues that, generally, GDPR has successfully met most of its objectives, in particular by offering citizens a strong set of enforceable rights and by creating a new European system of governance and enforcement. It also, however, identified a number of areas of improvement.
As the market continues to deal with the unprecedented impact of the pandemic on the global economy, we consider the resilience of US CLOs, which were still in the warehouse stage when COVID-19 hit. Since that date, CLO managers have been extremely focused on and, based on our analysis, largely successful in flattening the effects of the loan price decline curve.
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BLM has entered redundancy negotiations as it seeks to stave off the financial threat posed by the Covid-19 crisis. Employees in the costs and business development and marketing teams are set to leave the firm, with approximately 20 roles being made redundant. The Lawyer previously reported that the insurance specialist will not be making any distributions […]
It’s now or never for Freshfields’ tech dream Opening a new office in the southern reaches of the US may seem like a bold move given the present circumstances, but that’s exactly what Freshfields did this week with the launch of a Silicon Valley venture. They’ll have to wait a bit for the official welcome […]
Eversheds Sutherland will gradually reopen its UK offices from next week, as it plots a long-term strategy after a survey revealed more than 80 per cent of its staff don’t want to go back full-time to the office. From next Monday, a limited number of people will be able to access UK premises on a […]
DWF is pairing up final-seat trainees with partners who qualified during the last recession in an effort to help them navigate the tough jobs market. The firm has 37 trainees reaching qualification this autumn; however, it has published only 25 job vacancies within the firm, meaning some will have no choice but to leave. Partners […]
HFW has taken the decision to defer its September trainee intake by over six months. The move affects trainees who were due to start their training contracts at the firm in September 2020. The intake have been told they will not be able to start their training contracts until April 2021. They will receive a […]
The commercial court is experiencing a significant hike in settlements, with the rate of parties reaching out-of-court agreements up by 15 per cent. The court’s analysis revealed that this year’s settlement rate is close to 75 per cent, as opposed to a normal percentage that sits between 60 and 65 per cent. The figures, as […]