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Why in-house counsel can now have market leading legal apps too

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Webinar: The 10 truths of legal timekeeping

In modern timekeeping, key forces demand law firm management’s attention. Price competition, commoditization of legal work, alternate service providers, compliance and e-billing, P3 (Pricing, Project management and Process) initiatives, and consumer-based technologies have all changed the game. And, while these pressures may cause us to question and redefine timekeeping’s role, there are certain truths which […]

Legal timekeeping manifesto: 10 truths

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Join the webinar: Marketing ROI is not all about the money

How many marketing people among us can honestly calculate the ROI that is realised from marketing and BD activity undertaken? Linking marketing activity to money (i.e. new clients and matters) is notoriously difficult. Measures such as social media engagement and website traffic are great, but do they actually have a material benefit for the firm? Join […]

Essential technology for effective communications strategies

Dear CRM Agony Uncle, Given that it’s Valentine’s Day – I have to ask – how can you tell when someone you’ve been close to has lost interest? To find out more about how Tikit and Introhive can help you to put CRM, at the heart of Business Development and Marketing, join us for a […]

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The Commercial Agents Regulations: a step behind the times?

By Alex Williamson The Commercial Agents (Council Directive) Regulations 1993 (the Regulations) are 25 years old this year. An evaluation by the European Commission concluded in 2015 that the underlying Commercial Agents Directive (the Directive) still met its objectives and functioned well. However, a recent Court of Appeal decision has shown that the legislation is struggling to […]

Exclusion clauses under the spotlight: UCTA reasonableness

By Perran Jervis In decisions handed down one day apart, the Court of Appeal concluded that a far-reaching exclusion clause which limited liability for negligence was reasonable under the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977 (UCTA), whereas an exclusion clause in a lease (in the form of a non-reliance clause) was not. The decisions emphasise that […]

Currency, cost calculations and contractual clarity

Walker Morris’ Head of Commercial Dispute Resolution, Gwendoline Davies, highlights the importance of dealing comprehensively and clearly with matters of currency and calculation in cross-border contracts…

Belgian draft Trade Secrets Act: opportunities for the life sciences sector

On 8 June 2016, the EU Trade Secrets Directive was adopted. The main purpose of the Directive was to harmonise and enhance the protection of trade secrets EU-wide and to thus create an innovation-friendly environment for businesses. The EU Member States had to implement this Directive by 9 June 2018. Belgium missed the deadline, but […]

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