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Did the expression “UK Legal Tech Landscape” once make you excited and now make you groan? Increasingly you are not alone. Overblown promises and a lack of clear solution-based thinking has driven confusion and disillusionment with legal technology. This is due, in part, to the fast pace of change in the legal industry and the […]

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In a novel case, the Court of Protection has endorsed the human administration of a potential treatment for sporadic CJD, before the product has undergone any clinical trials. Bridget Dolan QC, instructed by the Official Solicitor, represented the incapacitous patient at the centre of this case. He is now to be the first human recipient […]

Approval of changes in Debt Arrangement Scheme in Scotland

By Rob Aberdein In August 2018 Rob Aberdein explained proposed changes to the Debt Arrangement Scheme (DAS) in Scotland. The legislation enacting those changes has now been approved by Parliament and the new regime will come into force on 29 October 2019.  The legislation and guidance can be viewed here.

Opening a family office in Jersey

What is a Family Office? Whilst by no means the sole definition, a very useful one is provided by the Family Office Council, a membership group for single family offices, which defines a single family office (and our focus here is on those and not multi-family offices) as a private organisation that manages the investments […]

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Paul Hastings’ London head on the firm’s plans for careful growth

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Cadwalader’s profit per partner drops by 15 per cent as revenue stalls at $481m

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