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Top tips for litigation: ThinkHouse foundations

Understanding what you need to do when faced with the prospect of litigation is essential for in-house counsel. In this webinar Ana Lelliott provides her top tips for dealing with commercial disputes, discusses when to litigate or consider alternative options and provides a quick refresher on privilege and without prejudice.

Ontario Court of Appeal confirms: No cap on Family Law Act damages in Ontario

In Moore v 7595611 Canada Corp, the Ontario Court of Appeal confirmed that there is no maximum cap for loss of care, guidance and companionship damages under the Family Law Act in Ontario. Family members (spouse, children, grandchildren, parents, grandparents, or siblings) of an injured or deceased person can seek these damages in a tort claim where the injury or death occurred due to the fault or negligence of another person.


High Court

Farrers fends off overcharging claim from former client

The High Court has cleared Farrer & Co of overcharging and exploiting a former client, with the firm yesterday succeeding in its claim against a high-profile businesswoman and lawyer. Costs Judge Leonard described the allegations made by Nurgul Yertayeva against Farrers as “regrettable” and ruled that they were “based upon distortions of fact”. The decision […]

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Roundtable: Using tech to speed up transcription

This roundtable discussion focused on the use of speech recognition technology and how it was being used or could be used to improve general working practices. There was a particular focus on Dragon, a speech recognition technology, used by law firms to improve their services. The discussion was chaired by Liz Halifax-Smith, the senior Dragon […]

Ex-A&O partner resurfaces at Stephenson Harwood

Stephenson Harwood has bolstered its London restructuring and insolvency team with the hire of a former magic circle partner. A non-contentious finance lawyer, Allen & Overy’s Tim Crocker has been working on complex debt restructurings and insolvencies for over two decades. He was made up to partner at the magic circle outfit in 2012, resigning over […]

On-demand Webinar: How do we move the dial on diversity and inclusion?

There is an undeniable focus on D&I in the legal community, with most firms and in-house teams committed to driving change in this area. But sometimes change happens too slow, with too few meaningful outcomes. To truly move the dial on diversity and inclusion, it takes leaders within the industry to be determined on making a real impact and lead by example. How can we lead and change a fundamentally structural problem?

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