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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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Conveyancing. Cut-price conveyancing in the dock

Most solicitors agree that conveyancing fees are too low, considering the amount of time and effort put into the work and the responsibility involved. The fees debate has also put the standards of conveyancing under the spotlight. These vary greatly and there is an urgent need to ensure clients know what they are entitled to […]

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City firm Nicholson Graham & Jones is relocating its offices under one roof to accommodate its expanding staff numbers. The new Cannon Street office will be ready by June and will house the firm’s 220 staff currently in Moorgate and the West End offices together with a new IT system. The practice has expanded from […]

A new look for PI settlements

The first structured settlement in a High Court personal injury case was in 1989 and it irrevocably changed the world of PI litigation. Structuring immediately became the buzz word on the lips of all involved in the field. Since then, although the structuring bubble has not burst it has become somewhat deflated. An unpredictable financial […]

Rwanda. How do you try the 'little killers'?

As many as a million people, mainly Tutsis but also many Hutus who opposed the genocide in Rwanda, were killed in their homes or massacred in churches, or cut down at road blocks. What the survivors now want is justice. But justice is easier said than done in a country where professionals – and in […]

Barristers to be quizzed on constitutional reform

A UNIQUE consultation exercise has been launched by the Bar Council in a bid to gauge the profession’s views on the need for democratic reform within the profession. Barristers are being urged to complete a questionnaire on accountability being sent out to them in the April edition of Bar News, the Bar Council’s monthly news […]

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