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Law Firm Survey 2018

By Giles Murphy Finding and retaining those talented individuals is becoming more difficult. Not only must law firms contend with traditional rivals, but also with new entrants, such as the Big 4 accountancy firms. At the same time, firms are looking to shore up their businesses with increasing specialisation and geographic expansion. Mergers and acquisitions […]

Legal technology: Looking past the hype

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 […]

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.

ICO continues to undertake enforcement action under the Data Protection Act 1998

By JP Buckley The ICO continues to undertake enforcement action under the previous Data Protection Act 1998. It applies where the breach was before 25 May 2018, when the GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018 came into force. We have seen from recent enforcement action that the trends continue… data protection and security is not […]

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Construction services company Carillion has completed a biannual review of its legal panel. Ashurst and Addleshaw Goddard both lost spots in the review, while Irwin Mitchell gained a place for the first time. The 11-strong panel will remain in place for a two-year term and is made up of: Slaughter and May, Linklaters, DLA Piper, […]

Mishcon wins for ex-wife in Ecotricity founder divorce battle

A groundbreaking ruling by the Supreme Court on Wednesday in favour of Mishcon de Reya client Kathleen Wyatt could raise serious questions about fairness in the family justice system. The court unanimously ruled that Wyatt’s bid for financial support from her ex-husband – Ecotricity tycoon Dale Vince – does have merit, despite their divorce 22 […]

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The eviction of tenants from commercial property (forfeiture of lease) and residential property (possession order transferred to the High Court under S42 of the County Courts Act 1984) Recovery of rent arrears under CRAR (commercial) and judgment (residential) Eviction of squatters, trespassers and activists from land and commercial property under a writ of possession or […]

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Top 10 stories: 20-26 February

The irrepressible Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, headlined the Global Law Summit (GLS) last week and proved as popular with readers as he did with delegates. Our report on Johnson’s speech at the GLS was the most-read story last week, heading up our coverage of the event. Other GLS-related stories which made the top 10 […]

Gateley set to take part in Birmingham’s biggest art project for charity

Gateley will take part in Birmingham’s largest public art event for charity this summer as part of Birmingham Children’s Hospital’s ‘The Big Hoot’ initiative. Organised by public art specialists, Wild in Art, in partnership with Birmingham Children’s Hospital, ‘The Big Hoot’ will deliver over 100 individually designed owl statues to the region, each standing at […]

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