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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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In brief: Cardiff Law Society elects new president

Morgan Bruce partner Hugh Price has been elected president of the Cardiff and District Law Society, the largest law society in Wales. Price replaces outgoing president Russel Jenkins of Hugh James.

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David Price on challenging a deponent's affidavit

David Price is a solicitor-advocate at David Price & Co and author of Defamation: Law, Procedure & Practice. In a recent interim judgment in the well-known feud between retired police officer John Gorman and British Airways, it was emphasised that cross-examination, and not mere suspicion, is normally the best way of deciding whether or not […]

Freshfields wins share of BCCI work

Liquidators from Deloitte & Touche have handed Freshfields a large chunk of BCCI litigation work which was formerly being done by Dibb Lupton Alsop. Neither Freshfields nor Deloittes receiver Chris Morrison would comment on the reasons for the switch of lawyers. A spokesman for Morris stressed that Dibbs was ‘continuing to do quite a bit […]

Ex-Ashursts associate steps up to Trowers partnership

Ashurst Morris Crisp associate Shona Price – who resigned from the firm amid claims that its property department was not making up enough female partners – is joining Trowers & Hamlins’ high-profile public sector department as a partner this week. The Lawyer reported in March that Price and two assistants, Delia Kempley and Barbara Kerin, […]

CC thinks global with pro bono co-ordinator

CLIFFORD Chance boosted its £1m-a-year pro bono activities last week with the appointment of one of its finance lawyers, Felicity Kirk, to the new post of community legal affairs executive. Kirk’s appointment is thought to be the first time that a firm has appointed someone to co-ordinate its pro bono activities on a worldwide basis, […]

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