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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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DLA Piper posts profit rise in merger year one

DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary has a revealed a profit per equity partner of £569,000 ($1.036m), a rise of 6 per cent for the first year since its merger. As first revealed in The Lawyer (13 January) DLA Piper is now the second-biggest law firm in the world on current figures after recording a global […]

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DWS sets up free legal advice centre in East End of London

Denton Wilde Sapte’s (DWS) lawyers have helped to launch and run a new legal clinic in East London that will provide free advice to local residents. The clinic, called PopLaw, offers free initial legal advice on all areas of law, excluding family and immigration, every Tuesday between 6.15pm and 8.15pm. The clinic opened its doors […]

In brief

The first-ever district judge job-share appointments have been announced. The first-ever district judge job-share appointments have been announced. Alison Claire Rowley and Lorna Margaret Grosse will share the post of District Judge on the South Eastern Circuit. Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs and Lord Chancellor Lord Falconer said: “Increasing the flexibility of judicial service, […]

International eye: US

Matt Byrne on the month in the US New year brings good cheer for US firms With the majority of US firms on a calendar financial year, January is traditionally the time when the results begin to appear and confirm how good – or bad – the previous 12 months really were. This year was […]

Davis Polk and Milbank join in wage hike trend

Two more New York firms have raised their associate salaries, suggesting the recent wave of rises among West Coast firms is being mirrored in the east. Davis Polk & Wardwell and Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy increased associate pay on Wednesday (8 February) by $20,000 (£11,000) across the board, with first-years due to receive $145,000 […]

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