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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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Halliwells boosts commercial property

Manchester firm Halliwell Landau has expanded its commercial property department with six new appointments in a bid to become the premier property firm in the north west. The firm has poached the group solicitor from Preston-based property company The Eric Wright Group. Jane Coyle joins as a senior solicitor, as does Andrew Ward, formerly an […]

A&O adds to Hong Kong office as insolvency market heats up

Allen & Overy is expanding in Hong Kong to cash in on lucrative litigation work. It has shipped out insolvency litigator Andrew Jeffries, who is a partner at A&O’s London office. Jonathan Hitchin, partner in A&O’s Hong Kong litigation and dispute resolution team, says: “For better or for worse there is a good deal of […]

Scuffle of the week

The Lord Chancellor v his civil servants. Apparently Lord Irvine ruffled feathers when he ordered an inquiry into leaks to the press from Pinochet judgments. The Lord Chancellor ignored the usual protocol of appointing a civil servant to investigate, and drafted his own questions.

Linklaters Opens Three New European Offices

Linklaters & Alliance is opening three new European offices and has poached a Clifford Chance partner to head up one of the three new Central and Eastern Europe offices. Csaba Berecz moves from Clifford Chance’s Budapest office to become managing partner in Linklaters new Hungarian office which opens in Budapest early next year. Linklaters has […]

Pensions panel picks Reynolds Porter

Reynolds Porter Chamberlain and Addleshaw Booth & Co have won panel places to advise on pensions miss-selling. The Pensions Advisory Support Service (Pass) was set up in 1998 by the Liffe offices to offer financial advisers information and advice on pensions review. The companies involved with Pass, which include Norwich Union and Standard Life, provide […]

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