With the widespread adoption of remote working, the legal world has now turned to technology for solutions to overcome challenges and adapt to this new environment. In an industry that is usually heavily reliant on face-to-face interaction, lawyers, courts and arbitration centres are now exploring alternative ways of running remote court hearings, or virtual hearings. […]
For the legal world, the rapid transition to virtual hearings may pose challenges. However, most importantly, it also presents an opportunity to innovate and gain new capabilities. As virtual hearings have already started taking place globally, several barristers have been sharing their experiences. They have offered support, guidance and inspiration for fellow industry professionals who […]
As law professionals adapt to new ways of working and conducting remote hearings, how will this impact the future of courtroom litigation? In a recent article published on Techlawcrossroad.com, Stephen Embry sheds light on this topic, following his interview with Opus 2 Founder and CEO, Graham Smith-Bernal and our Chief Strategy Officer, Steve Fleming. They explain […]
In the current climate, technology is enabling judicial proceedings to be conducted remotely via virtual hearings. There are many moving parts to a virtual hearing, which can add to the challenge of ensuring the smooth running of proceedings. At Opus 2, our Remote Access solutions have enabled participants to follow hearings in real time, from […]
The LMAA is the world’s leading body concerned with maritime arbitration. Members of the LMAA handle over 1,700 new cases each year and publish over 500 awards in the same period. To put that in perspective, the number of new LMAA cases is roughly equal to the number of new cases started annually in the […]
Richard Hermer QC, Murray Hunt and Helen Mountfield QC speak to Lisa Nandy, Shadow Foreign Secretary and Labour MP for Wigan. Listen as they discuss topics including the results of the US election, the UK’s international reputation and influence, when it is appropriate for the UK to intervene militarily overseas to prevent crimes against humanity […]
The Supreme Court has handed down judgment in the coronavirus business interruption insurance test case brought by the FCA and, by dismissing the insurers’ appeals, has found in favour of thousands of small businesses across the UK.
Before 2019, an application for ‘interim relief’ was a fairly rare occurrence, but the number is rising year-on-year.
The Pensions Regulator has published its interim response to its first consultation on the defined benefit code of practice. The changes require the Pensions Regulator (tPR) to update its Code of Practice on Scheme Funding.
Rebecca Jackson highlights proposed reforms to the law surrounding post-termination non-compete clauses in employment contracts, and considers what any changes might mean for employers.
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Linklaters’ senior partner election race has begun in earnest, The Lawyer understands, as Charlie Jacobs looks set to leave the firm at the end of his term. The magic circle firm has begun a process that will conclude by mid-May, sources told The Lawyer. Jacobs is understood to have communicated internally that he will be […]
Mayer Brown is the latest firm to rethink its strategy in South East Asia, with its lead partner in Thailand joining a rival US outfit in the country. Local partner in charge Maythawee Sarathai has joined Hunton Andrews Kurth, as Mayer Brown closed its Bangkok operations. The Bangkok office was acquired by Mayer Brown following […]
Clifford Chance was on call for Alter Domus, as it agreed an acquisition deal that takes its assets under administration to $1tr. Clifford Chance supported Alter Domus as it completed the purchase of fellow business Strata Fund Solutions. The deal makes Alter Domus one of the largest private asset servicers for PE and venture capital […]
Telecoms giant BT has called on Simmons & Simmons as it faces a multimillion-pound claim in the Competition Appeal Tribunal. The claim is brought by Justin La Patourel, founder of Collective Action on Landlines (CALL), and Mishcon de Reya’s Rob Murray. The dispute relates to BT allegedly overcharging customers for its landline subscription. In 2017, […]
Clifford Chance is representing the studio behind hit game Fortnite in the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) after Epic Games launched legal action against Apple and Google. The dispute concerns the defendants’ decision to remove Fortnite from their respective app stores in August 2020, which has spawned abuse of dominance claims from Epic which now seeks […]
Simmons & Simmons has successfully struck out a fraud claim from a litigant in person who accused the firm of dishonesty and had lodged a complaint to the Solicitors’ Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT). David Hinkel’s claim was dismissed by the High Court on Friday, during which proceedings revealed that the SDT had rejected the appellant’s complaints […]