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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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Pinsents saves Garretts’ Birmingham partners

Pinsent Curtis Biddle has rescued the Birmingham practice of Andersen Legal firm Garretts As revealed last week on www.thelawyer. com/lawyernews, five partners from Garretts’ seven-partner Birmingham office are joining the firm. A sixth Garretts lawyer is also being made up to partner at Pinsents.All of Birmingham’s current and contracted trainees now have jobs at Pinsents.Garretts’ […]

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The Disability Rights Commission feels the best way to win rights is through conciliation, using litigation as a last resort. But many of those it represents believe the courtroom is the only arena that will give them a fair fight. Who’s right? The Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) and the Commission for Racial Equality (CRE) have […]

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