“The attorneys always had a hard time working remotely,” says Robin Griffith, firm administrator at Gardner Skelton. But what had once been just a nuisance became a deal breaker in 2020. To solve it, Gardner Skelton teamed up with the law firm consultancy Circle Management Group (CMG), to bring their vision of complete mobility and amped-up productivity to life.
Technology isn’t just implemented and ‘successful’ – you should demand that it delivers transparency through data to truly understand how it is impacting the business.
General Counsel teams like yours are feeling the heat. You are under pressure to deliver more, faster—yet maintain precision and reduce risks. But how? If you were any other department in the company, you’d have software tools and processes to improve throughput and increase the visibility of your impact.
As a leading London law firm, Forsters provides exceptional legal services to their clients. But the tech they relied on to produce that work was inadequate.
“Curveball after curveball after curveball” is a pretty accurate summary of 2020. Yet, despite every unpredictability that came our way, the legal industry found ways to survive — and even thrive — with technology playing a central role in the transformation.
The Taxation (Partnerships – Economic Substance) (Jersey) Law 202- was lodged with the States Assembly on 18 May 2021 and, if passed, is expected to come into effect from 1 July 2021 (with a six month transition period to 1 January 2022 for partnerships established before 1 July 2021).
A closer look and the implications for SIPP providers.
In our last report on the NFT (Non-fungible tokens) self-experiment “Formulating a smart contract and minting an NFT”, we looked at what data is packed in a freshly minted NFT. In principle, it is possible to include an entire data set of an artwork (i.e. in our case the GIF) in an NFT and thus on the blockchain. We also pointed out that in our self-experiment we did not only link to the digital artwork but also attached a limited usage licence to the NFT (in the metadata; because otherwise the buyer of an NFT in general will not own any intellectual property respectively rights of exploitation or use to the artwork connected to the NFT).
On 23 April 2021, provisions of the Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (5AMLD) were transposed into Irish Law by the Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) (Amendment) Act 2021 (CJA 2021), which amends the Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) Act 2010 (CJA 2010). Please see our recent briefing for analysis of changes introduced by 5AMLD: New Irish Anti-Money Laundering Rules.
For parents, the child maintenance system can seem a vast and complicated system of ropes and pulleys for something they expect should be straightforward.
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