If you thought the phenomenon of fake news couldn’t get any worse, the arrival of the so-called ‘deepfake’ looks set to keep us all on our toes. So, what is a deepfake and how can we protect ourselves?
The media’s recent reporting of an alleged argument between Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds inside their home raises questions about the defence of public interest to breaches of privacy.
The New York Times documentary, Framing Britney Spears, ostensibly tells the story of the singer’s treatment by the paparazzi and tabloid media leading up to 2007 and her apparent breakdown but it is about much more than Britney Spears.
In the summer of 2017, when we were free to fly around the world, I boarded a British Airways flight to Budapest. I picked up the in-flight magazine (please no, not another perfume offer) where to my surprise, a sleek and bold advert caught my eye. My curiosity was instantly captured: taking up the whole page was the caption ‘Sabotage the Saboteur’. As soon as I could, I looked this firm up. It was Schillings.
By now, we’re all starting to accept that the volatility of 2020 did not, unfortunately, end with a flip of the calendar.
Increasingly, there is a focus on culture and individual accountability in regulated firms. This has been heightened by various consumer protection issues which have been investigated including the tracker mortgage examination; high profile enforcement actions and the recent engagement with insurers on business interruption cover during COVID-19. Consistently, the Central Bank of Ireland (“Central Bank”) […]
At 33-years-old, Shamar Ennis is one of the youngest partners at Walkers and wants to inspire other young Caymanians to pursue a career in law.
The Cayman Islands has recently introduced legislation which temporarily allows for the valid signing of certain documents where the witness is not in the immediate physical presence of the person signing.
A very common scenario in clinical negligence and personal injury claims is that the claimant’s negligent injury occurs on a background of pre-existing disability – how does the court assess the damages for care in the claim?
The webinar consists of three sections and covers charitable status: PINF – the public interest news foundation, when form affects function, and challenging Commission decisions.
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The private equity house is determined to become sport’s dominant player and the magic circle firm is making that goal a reality.
Given the political direction of travel, the leading fossil fuel firms will soon be leading the market in renewables.
American firms are training more and more of our lawyers – and that’s a good thing
If Mishcon does IPO, it risks being lumped in with the the rest of the listed firms.
Dentons exists in over 70 countries but is still looking to expand.
Anderson Strathern and Allen & Overy’s growth strategies have a few similarities.
Dentons is representing Marks & Spencer (M&S) in a High Court dispute with Aldi over its Colin the Caterpillar cake. An Intellectual Property claim was issued in the High Court on Monday, landing in the “passing off and trade marks” category. Dentons’ partner Anna Copeman been instructed by M&S, who is head of the firm’s […]
A longtime member of Herbert Smith Freehills‘ (HSF) disputes team is moving to Bird & Bird after over two decades at the firm. Nick Peacock is making the move, specialising in international arbitration and having previously led HSF’s Singapore arbitration group and its India disputes team. His departure follows the recent retirements of Mark Shillito, […]
Paul Hastings is to issue a Covid bonus to its business services professionals, following a recent similar appreciation measure for its associates. Management at the US firm announced yesterday that, as an expression of gratitude for work carried out during a challenging year, the firm will issue a $1,500 bonus to its business professionals. These […]
White & Case’s co-head of private equity Ian Bagshaw is to depart the firm after over seven years, The Lawyer can reveal. Bagshaw will leave the firm at the end of June. He has been with the firm since the start of 2014, when he moved from Linklaters alongside Richard Youle – now at Skadden […]
Taylor Wessing is looking to deploy a trademarks team in its Liverpool hub, as its headcount surpasses 100 into its second year of launching. Of the 100, a total of 25 are lawyers and the rest a mix of business services professionals. About 50 of these recruits have joined during the lockdown period, when the […]
As we gear up for a return to the workplace, help us show some love to the hard-pressed hospitality industry by nominating your favourite eat-and-drinkeries.
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