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Navigating a new reality in the client-empowered era

To thrive in the new era of the empowered client, law firms must make investments designed to modernise the way they run their firms and service their clients. This requires changing culture, developing new competencies, and operationalising new ways of working. Innovative technologies are key enablers to accelerating rms’ transformations in these areas. New research […]

Procurement and state aid update: preparing for Brexit

By David Kilduff, Richard Auton or Richard Butterworth On 13 September 2018, the UK government published further guidance on the future of public procurement in the UK in the event of a “no deal” Brexit. What next for UK public procurement? Under current rules, all procurement opportunities that fall within the scope of the EU procurement […]

Third-party redevelopment – Landlord may oppose tenant’s lease renewal

By Matthew Lonergan, Lucy Shepherd A recent case has confirmed that a landlord was entitled to oppose its tenant’s lease renewal under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 where redevelopment of the site was to be undertaken by a third party. Background The case of Santander UK PLC v LPS Estates Ltd concerned the security of […]

Data protection: sunset of £500k, dawn of GDPR enforcement and horizon of Brexit

By JP Buckley In just a short space of time, the ever-evolving world of data protection and cyber has seen yet more change: 1. Potentially one of the last enforcement actions under the Data Protection Act 1998 against Equifax – and a maximum £500,000 fine for them for failing to secure UK citizens’ personal data against […]

Officer of judgment debtor can be committed for failure to provide information – CoA

Deutsche Bank AG v Mr Alexander Vik [2018] EWCA Civ 2011 This judgment is the latest instalment in the long-running litigation between Deutsche Bank (“DB”) and the Monaco-based billionaire, Alexander Vik. In 2008, Mr Vik’s personal investment vehicle, Sebastian Holdings, Inc. (“SHI”), incurred huge debts to DB after it made a series of heavily loss […]

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Travers Smith Braithwaite to shut Isle of Man office

Travers Smith Braithwaite is closing its Isle of Man office by next January after admitting the 11-year experiment has been rendered redundant. The office opened in 1987 to service the City-oriented needs of six clients based on the island. But in recent years, it has been focusing more on practising Isle of Man law. The […]

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“I encourage the noble and learned Lord to read an article in this week’s The Lawyer magazine by a senior barrister’s clerk, explaining how more than half the tenants in his chambers have undertaken work on the conditional fee basis for plaintiffs in personal injury cases…”The Lord Chancellor, Lord Irvine of Lairg, House of Lords, […]

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This Friday Cherie Booth QC will appear before the High Court on behalf of Hampshire sole practitioner Michael Dalton to seek leave to bring a judicial review against the Law Society for refusing to let him opt out of the Solicitors’ Indemnity Fund. Prediction: Cherie’s on a roll and should get the thumbs up from […]

Corporate counsel: key to MDP success

IN-HOUSE counsel will play a key role in deciding whether multi-disciplinary partnerships (MDPs) succeed, delegates were told last week at the fifth annual conference of the world’s largest in-house lawyers’ association. Speaking at the American Corporate Counsel Association (ACCA) conference, Garrigues & Andersen president Antonio Garrigues said: “You will be the ones to decide in […]

Just how liberal is the head of the judiciary?

The Lord Chief Justice, Lord Bingham has been in the post for three years now. The judges under his wing have seen a welter of policy initiatives from both the Tory and new Labour governments – all of which will undoubtedly affect the way justice works in the next millennium. So how does he feel […]

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