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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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The revolution begins: MBRM embraces a new culture

The new management team at Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw (MBRM), which was officially crowned last week, has already vowed to push forward the revolution in the firm’s partnership culture. Chairman Jim Holzhauer and vice-chairmen Paul Maher and Ken Geller are putting two things at the top of the firm’s strategic agenda: doubling turnover in […]

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Stephenson Harwood has launched a partner training scheme in a bid to strengthen relationships between partners, associates and trainees The firm’s Partner Development Programme (PDP), which began last month, involves intensive training at Cambridge University’s Judge Business School, in order to improve interpersonal and communication skills. The three-day course focuses on leadership skills, how to […]

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Lorna Meyer QC has returned to No 5 Chambers’ Birmingham office to head the family law group, having first been a member of the group almost 20 years ago. •Lorna Meyer QC has returned to No 5 Chambers’ Birmingham office to head the family law group, having first been a member of the group almost […]

Weightmans raids Druces & Attlee for property hires

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