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Why it’s the perfect time to implement a platform solution

One of the few good things about lockdown is the way it’s encouraged us to tackle overdue domestic chores. Hey, even if that just meant tidying our sock drawer, we feel better as a result. So why not take this opportunity to do something similar in your legal practice?

The fake news pandemic, and how to handle it

Last month, Ofcom warned against the prevalence of false or misleading information about Coronavirus. According to the media regulator, many people are unable to tell the difference between fact and fiction when it comes to COVID-19, and the latest estimates are that fake news has reached a billion social media users.

The new Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill

This briefing by Kate Rogers gives a short overview of the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill, which was first read in the House of Commons on 20 May 2020 and is intended to proceed to the House of Lords following its final stages in the House of Commons on 3 June 2020.

Exiting your business – private or public?

With business owners increasingly selling to private equity in recent years, Carolyn Gelling from The International Stock Exchange Group explores the ingredients that could make an exit into the public market more viable again for firms in the North West.



BLP picks up BLG environment head

Berwin Leighton Paisner’s (BLP) planning and environment team is set to receive a boost as the firm scoops a Barlow Lyde & Gilbert (BLG) department head. Aidan Thomson, who was head of BLG’s environment practice and a partner at the firm since 2003, will join BLP as a partner in the planning and environment team […]

David Bradley

DLA Piper reassures partners as it lays ground for all-equity model

DLA Piper last week unveiled its long-awaited plans to move over to an all-equity partnership model in the non-US side of its business. Market speculation immediately centred on the amount of extra money DLA Piper is likely to ­generate from what the firm’s official sources ­stoutly maintain is not a revenue-raising exercise. At the end […]

Samantha Mangwana

Lawyers slam government plans to restrict unfair dismissal claims

Employment lawyers have hit back at a leaked government paper that proposes abolishing unfair dismissal claims for ’unproductive workers’, stressing it would rob all employees of basic legal protection. The paper, commissioned by Prime Minister David Cameron and written by Conservative party donor Adrian Beecroft, claims that under current rules workers are allowed to “coast […]

Fasken adds DMH Stallard’s City corporate head to London team

Canada-headquartered Fasken Martineau has hired DMH Stallard’s London corporate head. Stuart Hills joins Fasken Martineau as a banking and finance partner in the London office. He joins from DMH Stallard, where he had been a partner since 2010. Prior to that he was a partner at Weil Gotshal & Manges, having joined from O’Melveny & […]


The UEFA financial fair play regulations – is the playing field being levelled?

At a meeting of the Kings Sport Network in Manchester on 17 November, an assembly of almost 90 external advisors alongside in house counsel from some of the UK’s largest Football Clubs indicated that despite worthy intentions, UEFA’s new ‘break even’ rules may not succeed. We asked members of the Network whether they believed a […]

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