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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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Jersey bows

As one of the most famous offshore financial centres, Jersey is subject to much scrutiny by the regulators. Matthew Thompson reports on how it is coping with all the new laws The fastest growing area in Jersey today is the regulatory field. We are now seeing the Jersey regulator, the Jersey Financial Services Commission and […]

KLegal and Osborne Clarke slash partners

Recession begins to bite as redundancies mount; corporate in the firing line Osborne Clarke and KLegal are the latest firms to announce partner redundancies as corporate malaise continues to grip the City.Osborne Clarke has made redundant four London corporate partners, four associates and a handful of support staff in a bid to make the firm […]

West drops CC on buyout as Macfarlanes takes the prize

Macfarlanes has sealed its first deal for West Private Equity, a mid-market house that generally uses Clifford Chance for its larger European deals. Macfarlanes acted for West on its equity investment in Southern Cross Healthcare Limited. The £80m buyout also saw Eversheds beat DLA to advise the vendor. Allen & Overy had a major role […]

Stephen Ball quits Gibson Dunn

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher's UK head of finance Stephen Ball has left the firm after just two years to return to his former career as an in-house lawyer

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