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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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Denton Wilde Sapte (DWS) is losing the head of its Milton Keynes office as Eversheds ramps up its real estate litigation department. Carole Peet, head of property litigation at DWS, will join Eversheds’ London office in November. Peet has been at DWS since 1988, becoming a partner in 1993, and is the third partner to […]

Freshfields, William Fry go head to head on Kappa-JSG merger

William Fry go head to head on Kappa-JSG merger” />Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Irish firm William Fry have landed lead roles on the €2.6bn (£1.75bn) merger between Kappa Packaging and Jefferson Smurfit Group (JSG). Chair of the private equity-focused team within the London corporate group at Freshfields, Edward Braham and corporate partner David Higgins are […]

Keeping it simple

Since he took the helm at BLP, Neville Eisenberg has hiked profit by 114 per cent. The partners are delighted – but can he keep the associates happy? By Catrin Griffiths

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