In this article, Sharon Glynn, Senior Development Underwriter at Travelers considers the risks of failing to ensure the continuity of culture during this period of sustained home working. The swift development of the Covid-19 pandemic has plunged us all into a life of home working. Law firms, not typically known for agility, have suddenly found […]
As COVID-19 continues to pose economic, medical and mental health challenges throughout the UK and beyond, community support is critical. Law firms are in a position to provide help across a broad spectrum of challenges – and many firms throughout the UK have been offering pro bono legal advice, financial donations and gifts in kind to meet community needs during the lockdown.
Law firms who work for offshore firms need to protect their clients while at the same time remaining open about their activities.
As law firms embrace agile work environments in an effort to compete for talent, are older workers getting left behind? UK law firms are leading the pack when it comes to adopting agile work, according to a recently published CBRE survey of major law firms across 15 markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. […]
Within technology, the development of artificial intelligence is showing it has the power to supercharge change across industries. According to a recent PwC study, the UK’s GDP will be 10.3 percent higher in 2030 as a result of artificial intelligence specifically — the equivalent of an additional £232 billion. That makes it one of the […]
The biggest shake up of the planning system since 1947 continues apace with the announcement, on 2 August, of government plans to create an automatic green light for development within specifically designated areas of the country.
In this update, we explain the application process to establish an investment firm in Ireland under MiFID.
Financial pressure can change perspectives on transactions – whether through the lens of an insolvent winding up, in the context of a counterparty or related interested party exploring ways in which they might unravel a transaction, or a new board considering whether a company can extricate itself from contractual arrangements that appear to have been subject to a conflict of interest or which were for an improper purpose.
The Chief Constable of West Midlands Police has successfully challenged a misconduct hearing panel’s decision to impose a Final Written Warning, after an officer made racist remarks about a fellow officer.
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A trio of barristers from Landmark Chambers are gearing up to lodge a legal challenge against the UK Government in response to the ongoing A level downgrading debacle. Following the announcement of results on Thursday, it was revealed that nearly 40 per cent of A level grades were lower than teachers’ predictions, totalling 280,000, which […]
DWF is to stop asking for specific A level grades from training contract applicants. Instead, it will for “good A levels” or Scottish Highers or the equivalent qualification in other countries. The decision has been made to attract talent that might otherwise have been put off by the firm’s grade requirements. Graduate recruitment partner James […]
The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has updated its statement to students in relation to the difficulties some faced when taking an online exam this week, but the update itself has sparked an angry reaction from the profession. Some students attempting to take the ethics exam for the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) were dismayed with […]
A total of 27 staff from BT Legal, which was acquired by DWF last year, have been made redundant. The group left in June seven months after moving from the company’s claims and corporate property team to the law firm. The reason, stated in a Communications Union release, boils down to the fact that the […]
For the first time, The Lawyer has put together a comprehensive list of global disputes being heard in 2021, with six of the top 20 held in London. The list of cases, which features as part of the Global Litigation 50 report, covers all manner of disputes whether it is a commercial tussle in London’s […]
Parties from the United States and Switzerland are competing over a six-figure sum sitting in Stephenson Harwood’s bank account, with the firm taking up a bit-part role in an ongoing High Court clash. A total of $570,000 is at the heart of the scrap between the estate of late US lawyer, Irving Kagan, and Swiss […]