Legal news

Law's Uber moment yet to occur

Law's Uber moment yet to occur

A leading legal entrepreneur says that Big Bang has not happened but that but big money is keeping a close eye on the sector.

Editor's picks

BLOG: RIGHT TO DISSENT

Taking a knee or saluting the flag

Taking a knee or saluting the flag

The right to dissent is what has made America great, says Reuben Guttman.

FLOTATION

Keystone Law to float on London Stock Exchange

Keystone Law to float on London Stock Exchange

The 'disruptive' law firm is looking to raise £15m as it becomes the third firm to go public.

CONSULTANCY

Dentons launches general counsel consultancy

Dentons launches general counsel consultancy

With 50 ex-Gcs on hand to advise on law departments on innovation, processes and legal spend, Nextlaw will operate as a consultancy.

LEGAL SPEND

Small goes large on legal spend

Small goes large on legal spend

Small legal departments are spending more on law firms and look set up up their budgets in 2018.

Blogs

DIVERSITY

Where do we go from here: Big Law's struggle with recruiting and retaining female talent

Where do we go from here: Big Law's struggle with recruiting and retaining female talent

Despite efforts by the world's top law firms, diverse talent remains elusive - particularly at the upper echelons of firm management.

LEADERSHIP

The rocky road to leadership change - why law firms fail

The rocky road to leadership change - why law firms fail

The path to leadership change is fraught with challenges - even for McKinsey - but, says management guru Patrick McKenna, there are some obvious pitfalls to avoid.

Management speak

LAW FIRM MARKETING SUMMIT

It's not business as usual when selling law firm services

It's not business as usual when selling law firm services

With legal departments now competing for work with their erstwhile external advisors, the game has changed and law firms have to take a long hard look at their wares, says Terralex executive director Terri Pepper Gavulic.

Corporate counsel

SOCIAL MEDIA RISK

Employers fail to follow social media protocols

Employers fail to follow social media protocols

Employers are failing on a number of counts when it comes to dealing with social media issues.

Business sector round up

DATA

The sovereignty of data

The sovereignty of data

The lack of a unified global approach to data and regulation is a serious impediment to global business, says Dean Armstrong QC, Dan Hyde & Sam Thomas of Cyber Counsel.

PEOPLE

Cali-headquartered Knobbe Martens expands to NYC

Cali-headquartered Knobbe Martens expands to NYC

Leading US intellectual property law firms Knobbe Martens is to open an office in New York City as a result of a growing demand for IP expertise in the Big Apple and in efforts to recruit qualified staff.

Who did the deals

IP

A step in the right direction

A step in the right direction

The recent reform of the UK Unjustified Threats Regime brings clarity to the law but is it enough, ask Peter Damerell and Rajvinder Jagdev of Powell Gilbert.

 
 

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AI will replace lawyers in fraud cases, director predicts

The head of the SFO says criminal cases will soon be prepared by artificial intelligence instead of lawyers after the agency made major cost savings in a recent bribery investigation using AI instead of barristers.