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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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Gold choice for Herbert Smith litigation head

Herbert Smith has elected David Gold as its new head of litigation. Gold, a partner at Herbert Smith since 1983, succeeds current litigation head Harry Anderson on 1 April 2003. Gold takes up the post with a string of high-profile litigations to his name. He recently successfully represented Fruit Shippers, the holding firm for the […]

DLA snaffles Harrods work from Hammonds

DLA’s intellectual property drive given boost with Harrods’ shift of allegiance THE HARRODS Group has followed Hammonds former intellectual property (IP) head, Jeremy Dickerson, to DLA, despite Hammonds’ rule that departing equity partners must wait two years before taking their client base with them. Dickerson only joined DLA this July. The Lawyer understands that although […]

Europe, US get closer on merger legislation

The European Commission (EC) is to step up its cooperation with the US over merger reviews in an effort to minimise the number of cases where the two sides come to different conclusions Mario Monti, the competition policy commissioner, said that agreement on a set of “best practices” would lead to “a more structured basis […]

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