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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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Birmingham is making a strong case for the High Court’s permanent residency in the city in tandem with the city’s professional services lobbying group Birmingham Forward. Early last year Birmingham’s legal community, including the Birmingham Law Society, No5 Chambers and St Philips, joined forces with the city’s professional services lobbying group Birmingham Forward to publish […]

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Simmons & Simmons has pledged to focus on organic growth in its London communications and outsourcing group following the loss of two-fifths of its London partner capability in a matter of months. The most recent exit was Peter Brudenall, who left to join the London office of Hunton & Williams yesterday (17 September). His exit […]

Floyd and Stadlen set for the bench

Two of the bar’s biggest hitters have emerged as favourites to fill the two vacant slots on the bench by the end of the year. IP star Christopher Floyd QC, head of chambers at 11 South Square, and commercial guru Nicholas Stadlen QC of Fountain Court are expected to be joining the High Court. Floyd […]

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