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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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Lambeth Council launches panel review

The London Borough of Lambeth has begun a panel review to service its new-look legal function. Among the firms currently on the panel are Bircham Dyson Bell, Eversheds, Nabarro, Sharpe Pritchard and TPP Law, all of which are in the corporate and PFI group. The other seven parts of the panel feature Judge & ­Priestley […]

Trethowans

Trethowans” />Growing in turnover, lawyers and determination, Trethowans has plans to expand during the ­downturn and become a major presence in the southern legal market. Managing partner Miles Brown oversees what he calls a “flexible” practice that has some major brands on its books, snapping them up from under the noses of larger firms and […]

UK firms face annus horribilis as managers face facts

Cost-cutting and consolidation will shape 2009 legal market; more job cuts inevitable. Law ;firms ;across the market are bracing ­themselves for a gloomy 2009, with even the most optimistic ;managing ­partners admitting that the outlook is bleak. At the beginning of this year firms were banking on geographic diversification as a means of mitigating tumultuous […]

Trio of firms advise on Shard of Glass financing

Eversheds, Norton Rose and Rosenblatt have snared key roles in a deal to secure a new funding package for construction of Europe’s tallest building. Eversheds, Norton Rose and Rosenblatt Solicitors have snared the key roles in a deal to secure a new funding package for the construction of Europe’s tallest building – the Shard of […]

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Leeds’ Lupton Fawcett takes over Fox Hayes

Leeds’ Lupton Fawcett is to acquire the entire commercial and private client business of local rival Fox Hayes, as it seeks to more than triple in size in three years. Lupton Fawcett takes over Fox Hayes” />Leeds firm Lupton Fawcett is to acquire the entire commercial and private client business of local rival Fox Hayes, […]

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