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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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Withers looks to strike it rich with $748.8bn Singapore’s new elite

It’s early days, but one clear trend to emerge so far in 2015 is that Singapore is the place to be. It’s just over a month into the new year and so far we’ve already seen Reed Smith launch a corporate practice in Singapore (12 January 2015) and Norton Rose Fulbright relocate its Asia-Pacific energy […]

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Wilson Sonsini revenue jumps 12.3 per cent to $646m in year-end results

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has posted a 12.3 per cent revenue boost, with turnover rising from $575m in 2013 to $646m (£478m) in 2014. The US tech firm’s financial results show a 4.2 per cent increase in revenue per lawyer, with a boost in figures from $925,000 to $964,000. Profit per partner has also […]

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Change, diversity and boardroom struggles on the agenda at the Global Law Summit

Lawyers from all walks of the profession and all around the world are gathering in London this week to debate the key trends affecting the industry – including the role of government in preserving access to justice and how the rule of law affects the world of business. The first day of the Global Law […]

Shoosmiths wins award for advising Hitachi on £4.5bn rail deal

Shoosmiths has been recognised for its role advising train manufacturer Hitachi Rail in a multibillion-pound order for trains. IJGlobal (Infrastructure Journal and Project Finance magazine) presented the Intercity Express Programme with the Rail Deal of the Year award at its annual Europe and Africa awards ceremony on 19 February. IEP is a 30-year design, construction and […]

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