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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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Blake Lapthorn litigation head leaves practice

Blake Lapthorn’s head of litigation has quit his post in Taunton. `David Higham is not leaving the law altogether, but will stay on at the firm as head of professional development and research. Higham, who has taught advanced litigation at Nottingham Law School for a year, will be in charge of training solicitors at Blake […]

Mills & Reeve names Jeffries for top role as Ogilvy is ousted

Cambridge-based law firm Mills & Reeve has appointed a new managing partner to take over from Duncan Ogilvy, who was voted out after six years in office. `Mark Jeffries, who was previously the head of the corporate services group in Leeds and Birmingham, took over the position on Friday (1 June).`Jeffries, who was managing partner […]

Collyer Bristow takes on music firm Kanaar

Collyer Bristow has swallowed music and entertainment practice Kanaar & Co in the week that it announced its first chief executive. `The new head is Jonathan Fox, formerly DLA’s client relationship manager who has been recruited to increase Collyer Bristow‘s “personal touch”, the firm said.`Fox said he would aim to make Collyer Bristow a more […]

The Accident Group

The Accident Group. In the ‘Reportage’ column in the 7 May issue of The Lawyer reference was made to the Accident Group (or TAG as it is known). We are happy to make it clear that we did not intend to suggest that TAG engages in any unlawful or improper activities of any description and […]

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