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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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Wiggin signs David Davies as consultant

Media boutique Wiggin has struck a rare deal that will see Football Association (FA) executive director and former TV presenter David Davies join the firm as a consultant. Davies will join Wiggin at the end of this summer’s World Cup, although he will continue to meet a range of other media and commercial commitments. The […]

Euronext turns to Cleary, Bredin Prat and Stibbe for merger talks

Bredin Prat, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and Stibbe have joined forces to represent Euronext, which has been at the centre of a multibillion-dollar bidding war by the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and Deutsche Börse. Euronext came under intense pressure last week after the NYSE tabled a $10.2bn (£5.4bn) bid to create the world’s […]

TLT announces massive profit growth

TLT Solicitors has become the first of the Bristol-headquartered firms to announce its results, which have seen it generate double-digit fee income and profit growth. The firm’s provisional profit per equity partner figure shot up by 42 per cent to £300,000 from last year’s £210,000, while turnover increased by 34 per cent to £28.75m, up […]

Shoosmiths snares Compass in-houser

Joining the procession of relocating lawyers was in-house lawyer David Jackson, who moved to Shoosmiths‘ Birmingham office from global catering group Compass. As first reported by The Lawyer (17 April), Jackson joined Shoosmiths as a partner as part of the firm’s push to expand its Midlands presence. Also making a move was Hammonds’ former Birmingham corporate head David Hull, […]

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