This week’s top 15 legal briefings – 16th November 2014

Richard Simmons

If there’s one thing you learn when writing for a living – or indeed just hanging around on internet forums – it’s that if someone can misinterpret something you’ve put down in black and white, they will. The winky-face has gone some way to help alleviate sarcasm-related misunderstandings, but it’s often hard to use in work exchanges. :- With that in mind, Baker Tilly has some advice on the best way to get your point across via email. Click here for more information.

Winckworth Sherwood has produced a briefing called ‘Trust me – I’m a solicitor’, thus opening itself up to all sorts of sarcastic comment. 😉 It’s actually a useful introduction to legal professional privilege – in the news this month due to the revelation that British intelligence agencies have policies that allow staff to access confidential communications between lawyers and their clients. Click here for more information.

Our American cousins have voted. As President Obama slogs out his final two years in office, tax reform is likely to be a high priority for the administration – and it is one area where there is actually some bipartisan agreement. 😮 Of course, the Republicans and the Democrats don’t see eye to eye on every point: DLA Piper has explored what the two parties agree on and what they don’t and explained why tax reform is so high on the agenda anyway. Click here for more information.

Top five briefings by law firm 
Grant Thornton: Demystifying e-discovery: the art of the possibleDownload
Baker Tilly: Email — the language of misunderstandingDownload
Kemp Little: Latency: time for commercial lawyers to get up to speed?Download
Bär & Karrer: Important decision of Swiss Federal Supreme Court on intra-group financing arrangementsDownload
Winckworth Sherwood: Trust me — I’m a solicitor: an introduction to legal professional privilegeDownload
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Top five briefings by practice area 
Litigation: English law: do you take yours with or without? Prejudice, that is…Download
Banking: CMA market investigation of retail bankingDownload
Employment: Holiday pay and overtime — what are the implications for pensions and benefits?Download
Information technology: Cyber investigations — when an incident occurs, the first few hours are crucialDownload
Intellectual property: M&S succeeds in its appeal of Interflora’s High Court keyword advertising victoryDownloadMore practice areas

Top five briefings by region 
Asia-Pacific: Some taxation issues in the oil and gas industryDownload
Middle East & Africa: Video: a new direction in AfricaDownload
Offshore: Cross-border insolvency: Privy Council slams the door on Bermuda’s Modified Universalism approachDownload
Europe: Fiscal state aid: atomic alarmDownload
US & The Americas: Tax reform after the mid-terms: why we can expect Congress to actDownload
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