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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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The Enemy Within is a conference on computer crime in the workplace. Speakers include Adam Bates, fraud investigation partner at KPMG, and Nick Harwood, manager of detective operations at British Telecom. The event takes place on 5 March at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in London. For further information, call AuthenTec International on 01296 […]

Olswang takes on IP pundits

London firm Olswang has strengthened its existing intellectual property team with the recruitment of Andrew Inglis, head of Nabarro Nathanson’s IP team, and Paul Stevens, a member of his team. They will both be partners at Olswang. Julia Palca, head of litigation at Olswang, said: “The addition of Andrew and Paul and their expertise in […]

Litigation Personal Injury 04/02/97

Hensman v Goodsall – QBD 21 January 1997 Claimant: Michael Stuart Hensman, 2Incident: Road traffic accident Injuries: Claimant involved in accident with defendant’s car while riding his motorcycle. Suffered fractured pelvis and severe leg injuries necessitating amputation of right leg below knee. He was 22 at the time of the accident and worked as a […]

Sympathy for the devil you know so well

Feeling sorry for lawyers is an unusual concept, particularly as I understand that our popularity ranks on the same level as tax inspectors and traffic wardens. Indeed, in the US, bookstores are rapidly selling out of a slim volume entitled Lawyers and Other Reptiles, a further indication of the low esteem in which we are […]

Convicted lawyer apologises

A Knightsbridge solicitor convicted of assault after he forcibly removed a client from his offices has expressed his regret for his behaviour and the injuries he caused his client. But Child & Child senior partner Allen Chubb has called for the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal, which is to hear his case in May, not to strike […]

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