In the past year, we’ve seen a significant uptick in clients asking to use TAR, largely because of the advent of Practice Direction 51U, the Disclosure Pilot for the Business and Property Courts, as of 1 January 2019.
By Daniel Rupprecht, Director – eDiscovery consulting, Competition & Investigations A knock on the door With substantial fines, potentially into the millions, regulatory investigations are a major legal risk to corporations. Many such investigations start with a bang – at least a bang on the door in the form of a dawn raid. A dawn […]
Introduction On a recent matter, I began the usual process of understanding the totality of the documentation that might be at issue, something which is never straightforward. I started with a discussion of custodians and date ranges followed by the typical questions related to data sources, devices, cloud storage and archived information. All seemed to […]
Competition matters, and investigations more generally, differ greatly in execution from the approach to eDiscovery taken in litigation. Understanding the potential issues is paramount in developing an eDiscovery model that tackles the regulatory pressures faced by legal teams and their corporate clients. In the first article in this series we compare the different approaches and examine […]
The direct and indirect costs of eDiscovery in substantial disputes can be, and often are, hugely expensive. The review of documents in particular has the potential to incur the largest proportion of costs during litigation in comparison to other phases such as pleadings, witness statements, expert reports or trial. A combination of the volume, diversity […]
As retailers fall under increasing pressure due to shifting behaviours and COVID-19 restrictions, the high street continues to feel the impact, with major names disappearing one by one.
Given the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, it is timely for us to look closely at material adverse change clauses in the context of a business acquisition.
It has certainly been a profound start to a new decade thus far, and after the events of 2020, what have we noticed in terms of new stock exchange listing trends and what do we anticipate for this current calendar year?
As the impact of COVID-19 continues to affect us all, the UK government’s continued restrictions on travel means further challenges for UK business.
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With the arrival of the Akin Gump team, A&O’s US bench has doubled at a stroke.
Calls for reform of the CMA will be music to the ears of claimant litigators.
If Latham’s growth rate continues unabated, its future home could end up offering proportionately less space per staff member.
DMH Stallard has reached critical mass size – but it now has more work to do to secure its future.
Fans of celebrity showdowns will be denied their thrills this year following the Duchess of Sussex’s successful application for summary judgment against Associated Newspapers, but the Daily Mail’s favourite law firm still has a full pipeline for 2021. Over the last few years RPC partner Keith Mathieson has also fastened his grip on defence work […]
UK law firms are starting to pay back employees’ salaries as the economy recovers.
Simmons & Simmons has introduced a long-term working policy inspired by the changes brought about by the pandemic. The firm will introduce a hybrid working system that allows employees to work up to two to three days per week from home when restrictions are lifted, as agreed with line managers. Over the coming months, country […]
New Look general counsel Laura Battley has moved across to Watches of Switzerland, less than two years after the latter’s listing on the London Stock Exchange. Battley joins the FTSE 250 British watch retailer after five years as GC and company secretary at New Look. She began her legal training at Slaughter and May in […]
Norton Rose Fulbright‘s (NRF) decision to shelve its salary freeze means pay reviews and increases will take place in April. This will apply to all members of staff at the firm, including fee-earners and those in business services. The removal of pay restrictions means the firm has abolished all of its original measures put in […]
Kirkland & Ellis has lost another City finance partner, as one of its regulatory specialists moves to Irish firm Arthur Cox. Sarah Thompson, who was formerly a partner in Kirkland’s financial services regulatory group, joins the firm in Dublin. She arrived at Kirkland as a partner in 2018 from Linklaters’ financial regulation group, where she […]
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett has added a funds partner to its London office, a day after announcing the hire of Blackstone’s EMEA general counsel Geoffrey Bailhache. The US firm has taken on Kirkland & Ellis’ James Board, a member of its funds practice. He joined as a partner in 2017 from Ropes & Gray, where […]
Linklaters has hired Jonathan Jones QC, the former Treasury Solicitor and head of the UK Government Legal Department (GLD), months after he decided to leave his post. Jones’ departure was revealed last August as the UK Government faced scrutiny over its plans to clarify parts of the Northern Ireland protocol, which formed a section of […]