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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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In brief: The Lawyer

The Lawyer last week reported that Cameron McKenna was being taken to an industrial tribunal by a former lawyer in its CIS group. Due to incorrect information supplied by a spokesman for the Department of Trade and Industry, it was stated that this was on the grounds of race discrimination. The claim is, in fact, […]

In brief: Dundas & Wilson

Dundas & Wilson is poaching a construction litigation partner from Simpson & Marwick. Partner Andrew Renton is leaving the firm after 10 years to focus on property and public sector litigation at D&W, which is affiliated with accountants Arthur Andersen.

Digest

A former Baker & McKenzie partner who left the law to become an artist is graduating this month from Wimbledon School of Art. Richard Davidson was a member of Baker & McKenzie’s international executive committee for four years before he left in 1995 to explore city life in paint. Some of his paintings, including the […]

Litigation Writs 21/6/99

High Court action has been launched on behalf of a Crawley boy said to have suffered adverse effects following a vaccination for mumps, measles and rubella. The claim has been issued on behalf of Daniel Wakeford, through his mother Carol Wakeford, against SmithKline Beecham and SmithKline and French Laboratories, both of Brentford, Middlesex. The claim […]

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