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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 […]

Serjeants’ Inn Chambers represents patient undergoing CJD treatment

In a novel case, the Court of Protection has endorsed the human administration of a potential treatment for sporadic CJD, before the product has undergone any clinical trials. Bridget Dolan QC, instructed by the Official Solicitor, represented the incapacitous patient at the centre of this case. He is now to be the first human recipient […]

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.

Opening a family office in Jersey

What is a Family Office? Whilst by no means the sole definition, a very useful one is provided by the Family Office Council, a membership group for single family offices, which defines a single family office (and our focus here is on those and not multi-family offices) as a private organisation that manages the investments […]

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Baker & McKenzie chooses Belfast for second global services centre

Baker & McKenzie is to open a global services centre in Belfast, the firm’s second following its centre in Manila which it launched in 2000. The firm has begun recruiting staff and securing premises for the new centre which is set to open for business next month. Bakers’ global director of operations Jason Marty is […]

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Weight Watchers’ assistant general counsel Richard Reade puts on new role at Coats

Thread and zips manufacturer Coats has appointed senior Weight Watchers lawyer Richard Reade as deputy general counsel, following the appointment of its first-ever general counsel from Lloyds. Reade was appointed this month from his role as assistant general counsel (international) of Weight Watchers, where he had been for two and a half years (3 February […]

DLA Piper’s Ian Taylor appears on the Daily Record’s ‘Very Important Professionals’ list

DLA Piper has announced that Baltimore partner Ian Taylor has been selected to The Daily Record’s list of ‘Very Important Professionals’. The annual VIP list recognises Maryland leaders across various industries who have achieved significant professional accomplishments and are committed to community involvement. The list consists of 40 individuals under the age of 40 at law firms, hospitals, […]

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Cobbetts’ bank debt deferred pending legal action

Cobbetts’ administrator KPMG has postponed a final distribution of £336,687 to Lloyds Bank after receiving notice of legal action relating to the sum by four former partners. KPMG’s final report said it intended to make the final distribution to the bank before the end of the administration but now has to hand investigation of the […]

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Environment – Air pressure

A fight to take the UK to task for breaching air pollution limits has reached Europe’s highest court, but such action could be harder to achieve in future Last month an air pollution case against the UK hailed as “perhaps the longest running infringement of EU law in history” reached the Court of Justice of […]

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