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Gibson Dunn joins the US$3m per head group on partner profits

Gibson Dunn joins the US$3m per head group on partner profits

The 1,200-lawyer firm Gibson Dunn & Crutcher has seen equity partner profits rise three per cent over the last year, taking them from US$2.9m per head to $3.05m.

Editor's picks

CRIME

Introducing a victims law

Introducing a victims law

The government has announced plans to strengthen the law around the rights on offer to the victims of crime, in an effort to make the 'daunting' task of going to court more easily approachable, says Amjid Jabbar.

UK LAW SCHOOLS

Singapore delists eight UK universities from roll of acceptable law schools

Singapore delists eight UK universities from roll of acceptable law schools

High-ranking universities - including SOAS, Exeter, Leeds and Manchester - have been dropped by the Singapore Ministry of Justice as recognised places for purposes of admission to the Singapore Bar.

BLOG: DATA

ECJ clarifies Database Directive scope in screen scraping case

ECJ clarifies Database Directive scope in screen scraping case

Ryanair's screen scraping lawsuit has implications for a wide range of data users including comparison websites.

REAL ESTATE

Global firms misfire on property practices, says ex-K&L partner

Global firms misfire on property practices, says ex-K&L partner

Global charging rates and the bureaucratic structures of international firms 'do not serve property well', according to a former K&L Gates partner who left the firm with four other lawyers and a legal secretary last month.

Blogs

TAX

HMRC and the HSBC tax evasion scandal: a loss of prosecutorial nerve?

HMRC and the HSBC tax evasion scandal: a loss of prosecutorial nerve?

The UK tax authorities will be taking a much firmer stand against advisers whose clients evade tax following the HSBC debacle, says Andrew Smith of Corker Binning.

HUMAN RIGHTS

To fight illicit drug use, we must respect human rights

To fight illicit drug use, we must respect human rights

The risks of drug trafficking and abuse are increasing but so are the opportunities to combat these ills, says Jan Malinowski of the Pompidou Group at the Council of Europe.

Management speak

INNOVATION

The different shades of innovation

The different shades of innovation

Innovation is a driving force in reshaping the legal sector and is not optional, according to management consultant George Bull.

Corporate counsel

APPOINTMENTS

Around the house

Around the house

A weekly round-up of moves around the globe.

Business sector round up

LUXURY LAW SUMMIT 2015

Counterfeit websites removed by UK police

Counterfeit websites removed by UK police

Two thousand websites selling fake luxury goods have been removed since the start of the year in the UK. The fight against fakes will be on the agenda at the 2015 Luxury Law Summit on 19 May 2015 in London.

MEGA MERGER

Global legal landscape to be reinvented by Dentons Dacheng megamerger

Global legal landscape to be reinvented by Dentons Dacheng megamerger

International law firms have been put on notice by the Dentons-Dacheng link-up which marks 'the first phase of a whole reinvention of the legal landscape', according to an Australia-based consultant.

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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Singapore delists eight UK universities from roll of acceptable law schools

High-ranking universities - including SOAS, Exeter, Leeds and Manchester - have been dropped by the Singapore Ministry of Justice as recognised places for purposes of admission to the Singapore Bar.