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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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White & Case Feddersen drops four from its Berlin partnership

Four White & Case Feddersen partners are to leave the Berlin partnership as the worldwide management streamlines the Euro-pean practice Christian Bröse and Claus Heuchemer will both leave the firm while Klaus Finkelnburg will become of counsel and Jost von Trott zu Solz will focus solely on East German law.Bröse will work part time in […]

CC Pünder’s joint China head quits

Clifford Chance Pünder is losing the co-head of its global China practice following a dispute over the firm’s strategy in Asia Sabine Stricker-Kellerer will leave the firm’s Munich office at the beginning of May, although it is still unclear where she is going.Stricker-Kellerer comes from the Pünder side of the firm and her decision to […]

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Good God. The-odore Goddard in radical move shocker. As re-vealed in this issue, the firm has elected a non-lawyer to take charge. Instead of having a managing partner, Theodore Goddard will have a chief operating officer.Well, yes, it does sound a bit 1990s. Non-lawyer managers were more in fashion five years ago, but for a […]

Norton Rose opens Hong Kong practice

Three-year restrictive covenant ends; old HK team reunited Norton Rose is set to open a new Hong Kong office just two days after a restrictive covenant preventing it from practising in Hong Kong expires. The firm will open its doors with a six-partner team, the nucleus of which is staff from its old Hong Kong […]

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