Legal news

US$50m legal fees sought in basketball case

US$50m legal fees sought in basketball case

A group of 32 law firms which acted for UCLA amateur basketball player Ed O'Bannon is seeking US50m relating to the three-week hearing this summer.

Editor's picks

SOCIAL MEDIA

Law bloggers urged to use Facebook

Law bloggers urged to use Facebook

Blogging lawyers are being urged to overcome their uncertainty about Facebook by Kevin O'Keefe of LexBlog if they want to increase their readership.

CLOUD SYSTEMS

LexisNexis Firm Manager to integrate with Microsoft Office

LexisNexis Firm Manager to integrate with Microsoft Office

The cloud-based practice manager solution LexisNexis Firm Manager is to be integrated into Microsoft Office 365.

CHINESE LEGAL REFORMS

Chinese judges given greater independence

Chinese judges given greater independence

Some experts have cautiously welcomed the announcement of reforms which will discourage local Communist party officials from trying to influence judges.

INDEPENDENT LAW FIRMS

TAGLaw meets in Hong Kong

TAGLaw meets in Hong Kong

Some 35 countries have been represented at the 31st international conference of TAGLaw, the association of independent law firms.

Blogs

LITIGATION FUNDING

Litigation funding: why I am excited

Litigation funding: why I am excited

Litigation funding may never make the same noise as private equity but it is growing fast, says Chris Smith of Vannin Capital.

LITIGATION

Tobacco - the UK smoking gun

Tobacco - the UK smoking gun

The tobacco industry has been unchallenged for far too long in the UK and Ireland, says Paul Tweed who is on a mission to change this.

Management speak

TAX

US law firms face onerous tax changes

US law firms face onerous tax changes

The American Bar Association has criticised the proposals which would impact firms with $10m or more annual gross receipts.

Corporate counsel

INJUNCTIONS

Employers fail to restrain irresponsible employees

Employers fail to restrain irresponsible employees

Employers can do a lot to avoid injunctions in cases where a new recruit arrives and misuses information from a previous employer.

Business sector round up

COMPETITION LAW

Brand owners beware

Brand owners beware

Preserving brand image in Europe via price guidance and internet sales limitations is getting increasingly challenging for brand owners by Miranda Cole, Partner, and Laurie-Anne Grelier, Associate, at the Global Branded Goods Practice, Covington & Burling LLP

PROFESSIONAL MISCONDUCT

Irish celebrity lawyer loses professional misconduct appeal

Irish celebrity lawyer loses professional misconduct appeal

The High Court in Dublin upheld a finding of professional misconduct against Gerard Kean, whose clients are said to include Ronan Keating, George Michael and over 40 premier league footballers, over his handling of a case.

Who did the deals

DEALS

Dealmakers

Dealmakers

A round-up of recent global deals and the lawyers who made them happen.

Bookshelf

BLOG: WEALTH MANAGEMENT

Devising personal risk management strategies

Devising personal risk management strategies

A new book 'Wealth Exposed' provides practical risk management and insurance advice for high networth individuals.

 
 

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