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Problem drinking and depression endemic among US lawyers, new study finds

Problem drinking and depression endemic among US lawyers, new study finds

A new survey funded by the American Bar Association has revealed that substance abuse and depression are far more common among lawyers than other professionals.

Editor's picks

IP

Led Zeppelin's long road to trial

Led Zeppelin's long road to trial

The latest episode in a legal battle over Led Zeppelin's anthem 'Stairway to Heaven' has seen the surviving members of the band deposed and a request for more time to investigate its finances.

RULINGS

Assange makes bid for UK and Sweden to lift arrest warrants

Assange makes bid for UK and Sweden to lift arrest warrants

A UN panel will rule that the WikiLeaks founder is being 'arbitrarily detained' in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, but UK and Swedish authorities aren't having a bar of it.

REGULATION

Regulators should do more to support client decision making, says consumer panel

Regulators should do more to support client decision making, says consumer panel

The latest report from the Legal Services Consumer Panel has argued that law firms and other legal services providers should be obliged to clearly communicate information about litigation outcomes, success rates and average fees to consumers.

APPOINTMENTS

Former US Attorney General to defend MTN against Nigerian fine

Former US Attorney General to defend MTN against Nigerian fine

Africa's largest mobile phone operator MTN Group has enlisted former US Attorney General Eric Holder (pictured) to help fortify its defence against against a massive fine from the Nigerian Communications Commission.

Blogs

EUROPEAN UNION

Schengen Agreement restrictions and labour mobility

Schengen Agreement restrictions and labour mobility

Sébastien Le Cœur of labour law specialist MGG Legal considers the consequences of a restriction or possible end to the Schengen Agreement on labour mobility.

LUXURY LAW SUMMIT 2016

Decisions, decisions: the options for luxury brands setting up shop

Decisions, decisions: the options for luxury brands setting up shop

Carlo Montagna and Francesca Secondari of law firm BonelliErede weigh up the choices available to luxury brands when opening mono-brand stores.

Management speak

LEGAL IT

HP sells iManage to its founders

HP sells iManage to its founders

The software company provides document management services to many of the top players in the legal marketplace.

Corporate counsel

RESEARCH

ACC Annual Survey: Oil and gas departments are shrinking as others bulk up

ACC Annual Survey: Oil and gas departments are shrinking as others bulk up

The Chief Legal Officers 2016 Survey from the Association of Corporate Counsel has found that while most in-house departments are expanding, CLOs in the oil and gas sector have been making dramatic cuts.

Business sector round up

LITIGATION

Pavia & Ansaldo win Uber ban

Pavia & Ansaldo win Uber ban

An Italian court has banned unlicensed car-sharing services such as those offered by Uber throughout the country, in another setback for the fast-growing US car service.

EXPANSION

Very Cooley

Very Cooley

Cooley has arrived in London much later than other US firms but with no less ambitions. CEO Joe Conroy talks to Des Cahill about the firm's plans.

Who did the deals

M&A

De Brauw Blackstone acts for Caldic

De Brauw Blackstone acts for Caldic

The Dutch law firm advised on the acquisition of the Ingredient Company in Canada.

Bookshelf

THE FUTURE OF LAW

Book Review: Tomorrow's Naked Lawyer

Book Review: Tomorrow's Naked Lawyer

A glimpse into the future and some legal reinvigoration is what is on offer to the reader of 'Tomorrow's Naked Lawyer', says law firm guru George Beaton of Beaton Capital.

 
 

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Assange makes bid for UK and Sweden to lift arrest warrants

A UN panel will rule that the WikiLeaks founder is being 'arbitrarily detained' in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, but UK and Swedish authorities aren't having a bar of it.