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The questions to ask yourself when weighing up which strategic aims are best for your legal department, and how to effectively plan the optimisation of a legal function.
Outlining the main reasons why there will be more court cases in years to come
During conversations with multiple clients, one of the common themes emerging is the question “How can we articulate the value we are bringing to the business?” There is no silver bullet however, as the definition of value will differ from organisation to organisation.
How can GCs and in-house legal departments extract the optimal value from their external legal resources arrangements?
Global business is increasingly familiar with the prospect of short-notice public investigatory attention, whether from regulators, law enforcement, political forces or as a consequence of sanctions, and this can – in in some cases – devastate individual and corporate reputation.
Despite the fact that the threat of an investigation alone can be enough to paralyse a business, early warning signs are often missed and businesses can mistake an investigation risk for a reputation risk. Those who handle serious issues well are able to triage the issue at an early stage and identify its potential impact, […]
Analysis of recent fines suggests that environmental prosecutions are resulting in more substantial fines, especially for ‘very large organisations’.
On September 22, 2021, the Quebec government adopted Bill 64, An Act to modernize legislative provisions as regards the protection of personal information, enacting significant changes to the requirements governing the use and protection of personal information under various statutes, including notably the Act respecting the protection of personal information in the private sector and the Act respecting Access to documents held by public bodies and the Protection of personal information.
The Data Protection Authority in Hungary (Nemzeti Adatvédelmi és Információszabadság Hatóság), recently published its annual report which included details of a fine of €670,000 (HUF 250,000,000) being imposed on a bank. To date, this fine is the highest imposed by the Hungarian Authority.
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Lawyers are enjoying their partner status for at least a decade before setting their sights on the next step up
As the world opens back up, it’s more important than ever to show what your firm has to offer
How can Mishcon fund its ambitious growth plans now its IPO has been put on ice?
At partner level, men are three times as likely to move firms than women
Criminal barristers deserve the full support of the profession
With internal teams shrinking, legal budgets are rising at a faster rate than in a decade
Latham & Watkins is set to lose a team of finance partners to Paul Hastings’ London office. The Lawyer has learned that finance partners Mo Nurmohamed, Ross Anderson, Karan Chopra and Rob Davidson are leaving Latham to bolster Paul Hastings’ finance practice. Nurmohamed and Anderson are both the heads of Latham’s London lender-facing team. Of […]
Scottish firm Brodies has increased its revenue by just shy of 20 per cent, reaching a new high of £98.5m. As such it is the largest of the independent Scottish firms remaining, with the likes of Burness Paull and Shepherd & Wedderburn yet to report. Many others such as Simpson & Marwick, Maclay Murray & […]
Herbert Smith Freehills is increasing the base rate of its newly-qualified lawyer salaries, having last upped pay for its junior lawyers in December. The firm will be increasing its London NQ base salary to £120,000, plus bonus, effective from today. The firm had increased these salaries back in December to £105,000. Alison Brown, executive partner, […]
Pinsent Masons is launching an office in Luxembourg after the acquisition of one of the country’s local firms. From today Pinsents is taking over Wildgen’s office, adding seven partners to the firm and 16 lawyers in the office. The office will be headed by partner, Michel Bulach. This brings the total number of Pinsents’ Continental […]
Today marks the official launch date of Clyde & Co’s merger with insurance firm and competitor BLM, a move that will transform the legal insurance market. It comes just over three months since partners from both firms voted the mega-deal through in March, after two years of covert discussions. Here are three graphs breaking down […]
Freeths is to supervise the design and implementation of a UK Government compensation scheme aimed at the original Post Office scandal victims. The national firm has been appointed by the Government to act on behalf of over 500 sub-postmasters who brought the landmark civil group action against the Post Office. Until earlier this year, this […]
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