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The Digital Business Report

With the UK renowned as a global technology leader, we are led to believe that organisations across Britain are digitally advanced. Innovations like artificial intelligence, machine learning and automation are evidently making an impact but the reality is that many businesses are unable to grasp the basics of digital tools like the Cloud. Some aren’t […]

Multi-disciplined law firm looks to Laserform to replace its existing forms package

Taylor Rose switched to Laserform from Advanced after experiencing difficulties with their existing supplier. The firm needed a system which could easily be adapted to meet the needs of some of their more complex cases without incurring heavy costs. Business Challenge Taylor Rose was originally using another forms package, but staff grew increasingly frustrated with […]

A step towards compulsory alternative dispute resolution?

By Lucy Shepherd and Chris Burchill The Court of Appeal has held that the courts have powers to make parties subject to a form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) without their consent. Background ADR essentially refers to all methods of resolving disputes other than by court proceedings. The case of Lomax v Lomax concerned Early Neutral Evaluation (ENE), […]

Busy lenders’ monthly round-up – September 2019

By Deborah Sheldon Each month we summarise the latest news and developments in retail mortgage lending and regulation. This month in summary:  News AirBnB fines for letting without consent Consultation on ending no fault evictions Revaluation deferral causes steep rise in business rates arrears Blurred lines: when employees’ social media posts are your concern Lending […]

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European patent offices to take on UK work

The UK Patent Office is to shift some of its patent application work to its Danish equivalent in a move to speed up the progress of its caseload. The Danish Patent and Trademark Office will handle about 750 UK patent applications over the next two years following an agreement signed last week. The move is […]

DEAL OF THE WEEK – SIX CONTINENTS

KKR jumps to attention as 6C is targeted by Hugh Osmond Slaughter and May may be advising high-profile entrepreneur Hugh Osmond on his bid for Six Continents (6C), but it remains to be seen which UK firm will secure an instruction from KKR. At the time of writing, KKR had still not declared its hand, […]

Secondary victim of medical negligence receives award

For the first time, a secondary victim of medical negligence recovered damages for her trauma in the Court of Appeal case of a mother whose baby died in her arms after two days of suffering “The case makes it clear that the law relates to clinical negligence in the same way that it applies to […]

Hammonds faces insurance practice walkout

Hammonds looks set to lose its entire commercial insurance practice of around 35 lawyers.The Lawyer has discovered that eight partners of Hammonds’ commercial insurance team are holding talks with senior partner Richard Burns and managing partner Chris Jones about setting up an independent niche insurance practice.The team had the opportunity to leave Hammonds when the […]

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