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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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Law firms win £30,000 DTI multimedia prize

Two regional law firms have won a £30,000 award for a multimedia project designed to give clients access to legal information on CD-ROM and the Internet. Dennis, Faulkner & Alsop, from Northampton, and Tollers Solicitors, of Leicester, joined forces with management consultants Company Profiles Group, and information systems consultants, Ashton Court, to create a winning […]

Bar appoints first female vice-chair

THE BAR Council has elected its first female leader – Heather Hallett QC. Hallett, the leader of the South Eastern Circuit, beat Douglas Day QC to the post of Bar Council vice-chair in the poll of Bar Council members announced on 17 October. The current vice-chair, Robert Owen QC, has been elected unopposed to the […]

Project finance

Denton Hall advised the DoT’s Highways Agency on a 30-year PFI contract with the UK Highways consortium for upgrading

Real estate network elects UK president

Planning lawyer Geoffrey Searle has been elected the first lawyer president of the UK Chapter of the International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI). Searle was formerly managing partner at Denton Hall & Burgin but left two years ago to set up his own planning practice. He has been chairman of FIABCI’s international planning committee for some […]

Litigation Recent Decisions 22/10/96

Arguable case shown as to breach of supply agreement National Power Plc v (1) United Gas Company Ltd and (2) Unilicorp United Inc. CA (Leggatt LJ, Hobhouse LJ, Thorpe LJ) 15/10/96. Summary: Appeal against summary judgment in respect of gas supply agreement allowed in part, trial judge’s declarations as to meaning of “delivery point” in […]

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