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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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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 […]

A&O and Linklaters earn bumper payday as public M&A fees rebound

It’s fair to say that the UK’s public M&A market has been going through somewhat of a dry patch, at least compared to the heady days of the mid-2000s. The number of deals has shrunk, having a knock-on effect on the number of law firms instructed. And the legal fees paid by the companies involved […]

BLP backs diversity agenda with election of Lisa Mayhew as managing partner

 Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP)’s votes are in – the person who will replace outgoing Neville Eisenberg as managing partner is employment head Lisa Mayhew. Mayhew will take over from Eisenberg in May this year after just a year in the role of employment chief. Her rise to BLP’s top job has been rapid; she only […]

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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 […]

Freshfields partner leads lawyers’ efforts to keep Britain in the EU

Earlier this week, a group of 110 lawyers, barristers and legal academics gathered in Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s London office. The reason was somewhat unorthodox – a meeting of legal minds that are troubled about the possibility of Brexit, or British exit from the EU. The event, which was organised by Freshfields competition partner John Davies […]

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