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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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TUC clashes with the CBI over employment claims

The Trade Union Congress (TUC) has slammed the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) over a report into employment trends, claiming the organisation has “got everything wrong about employment tribunals”. TUC general secretary Brendan Barber hit out at the CBI over its findings and called for the organisation to encourage members to recognise trade unions. The […]

B&M plucks litigation expert from Austrian rival

Baker & McKenzie has snatched a litigation expert from Austrian local firm and Allen & Overy (A&O) ally Wolf Theiss. Alexander Petsche, previously a litigation partner and a business economist at his former firm, is joining Baker & McKenzie as a partner. The hire brings the number of partners in Baker & McKenzie’s Viennese office, […]

Lovells’ Madrid office appoints second partner

Lovells’ Madrid office has been boosted following the appointment of Jose Luis Huerta to head its Spanish dispute resolution practice. Huerta, previously a senior associate at Landwell’s Spanish arm, is the second partner to join Lovells’ Madrid arm. First revealed on www.thelawyer.com 8 September 2004

Coudert re-ignites Paris with partner hires

Coudert Brothers is working to rebuild its embattled Paris office with the hire of two new partners. Former EY Law tax partner Yann de Kergos is set to join the firm as head of the tax department, with two EY Law associates. The appointment comes just months after the Paris head of tax, Jacques Messeca, […]

PI lawyers slam Law Soc over referral fees

the Law Society’s stance on referral fees. Personal injury lawyers hit out last week (Wednesday 8 August) at the Law Society’s stance on referral fees. Speakers at the launch of London Accident Link, including Louise Christian of Christian Khan Solicitors, condemned the Law Society for allowing referral fees, arguing that they compromise ethical standards. A […]

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