The fundamental anatomy of most legal matters has commonalities—even though the precise process, type of law and even the jurisdiction may differ. Understanding the components of a legal matter is critical to improving legal service delivery and driving process efficiencies. This briefing outlines the components of a legal matter and four steps you can take […]
Corporate legal departments face growing pressure to reduce spend and bring more legal work in house. Litigation matters are highly visible, complex and costly, so legal teams need to get creative with technology to find ways to save. This webinar will discuss trends in legal technology and how they can be used to improve litigation […]
Social software and cloud computing are both hot topics not only in the legal industry but in businesses in general. As with any new technology, there are many questions to answer and fears to alleviate. In recent years, enterprise social collaboration software and cloud computing have transitioned from a novelty to a serious business priority. […]
By Michael Hall The security of a modern organisation is similar to that of a modern city. Unlike protecting a car or house, the reality of securing an enterprise is considerably more complex—requiring police, private security, entry controls, rules and regulations, inspections, training, assessments, forensics, a SWAT team and much more. The modern organisation is […]
By Bethany Runyon Hosted by the ACC Northeast and HighQ, the webinar Deploying technology to optimize legal operations featured technology insight for corporate legal teams and legal operations professionals. Attendees tuned in to hear about the current state of technology within legal departments, how to deploy technology effectively and predictions for the future of tech-driven […]
By Rob Aberdein Following on from the recent budget, HM Treasury has published a consultation on two new consumer credit policies. The consultation builds upon the Government’s call for evidence which was concluded in January 2018 and on existing successful practice in the Scottish Debt Arrangement Scheme (DAS). The consultation offers businesses and organisations on both […]
By Rebecca Livesey In County Courts around the country over the past year, it has become ‘fashionable’ to argue over the meaning of the word “proceedings” in CPR r.44.13. The essential question is whether a Defendant, by virtue of bringing a counterclaim including personal injury, is afforded QOCS protection against the Claimant such that any orders […]
By Matthew Forrest Businesses operating across different floors of a building, or other separate but neighbouring units, are now more likely to have their premises assessed together for business rates. The Rating (Property in Common Occupation) and Council Tax (Empty Dwellings) Act 2018 came into force on 1 November 2018. The Act delivers on the […]
By Sandra Kasper, Philipp Strondl On 25 October 2018 Parliament adopted a new comprehensive environmental package comprising: the Aarhus Participation Act; an amendment to the Environmental Impact Assessment Act; and an amendment to the Federal Environmental Liability Act.
By John de Bono This is the clear takeaway from Whipple J’s powerfully reasoned judgment in YAH v. Medway Foundation Trust, judgment 5th November 2018. The facts are typical of many cerebral palsy cases. The Claimant’s daughter was born after a negligent delay in intervention in the face of signs of fetal distress. The Claimant […]
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Baker McKenzie has partnered up with A&O startup Avvoka in a bid to develop new technology applications, The Lawyer has learnt. Created in 2016 by former solicitors David Howorth and Eliot Benzecrit, the digital platform allows businesses to automatically create, e-sign and store contracts online. The duo joined Fuse, A&O’s startup incubator, in September 2017 and […]
Clifford Chance’s Amsterdam office managing partner Jeroen Ouwehand has fought off competition from Paris head Yves Wehrli to claim victory in the magic circle firm’s senior partner elections. Ouwehand will replace incumbent Malcolm Sweeting when his term comes to an end next year. He will be in the role from 2019 to 2023. Ouwehand had been described by internal […]
Squire Patton Boggs‘ former London managing partner is to leave the firm, months after it was revealed that the firm’s global head would be relocating from the US to the City. Litigator Robert Weekes stepped down from his leadership role in April, as Squires’ global managing partner Stephen Mahon relocated to London to take over. […]
Taylor Wessing has been drafted in to advise on a new 1,000ft tall skyscraper in the heart of the City’s financial district, tenderly dubbed The Tulip. The firm is acting for J. Safra Group, which is owned by Brazilian billionaire banker Joseph Safra and whose London empire also includes the neighbouring Gherkin. The Lawyer understands that […]