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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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Rowe & Maw scores brand-building goal

Firm moves into new league with 6 minute ad during England clash Rowe & Maw scored an advertising first for law firms last week when its name flashed up on perimeter screens during England’s World Cup qualifying match against Greece.`David Peters, broadcast planning director at media buyer Carat, said six-minute ads shown on electronic perimeter […]

Holland & Knight chief steps down

US firm Holland & Knight’s Bill McBride has resigned from his role as managing partner following his decision to explore the world of politics. `McBride is considering whether to stand for the post of Florida Governor in next year’s elections. He feels that his plans are incompatible with retaining the role of managing partner. He […]

Keeble Hawson hires two from local rivals

Keeble Hawson has boosted its clinical negligence and construction and dispute resolution departments with two lateral hires from fellow Yorkshire-based firms. `Rachelle Mahapatra has come from Hartley & Worstenholme and Anthony Glaister has left Denison Till where he was a partner for 12 years.`Mahapatra said: “I was attracted to working in a bigger department and […]

Cardinal blow as Cloisters swells ranks

Cloisters chambers has hired three more barristers, bringing the number of recruits to six since its criminal section split off. `Commercial, public law and employment specialist Adam Solomon joins from Cardinal Chambers. Cloisters’ former senior clerk Michael Martin left Cloisters and set up Cardinal in June 1999.`Others joining are personal injury (PI) and employment expert […]

Leader

So the bar doesn’t want Tony Blair. Well, it’s just a shame they didn’t get out to vote then, isn’t it, because he’s back. But the reasons for the overwhelming rejection of a hypothetical tenancy application to the UK’s top 20 sets from our Prime Minister might actually have less to do with politics and […]

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