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Should lawyers learn how to code?

Should lawyers learn how to code?

A group of Sydney-based lawyers recently took part in a one-day coding workshop designed to teach them how to create and assess 'smart contracts' for clients.

Editor's picks

LIGHTER SIDE

West and Kardashian lawsuit offers a choice - $30 million or an apology

West and Kardashian lawsuit offers a choice - $30 million or an apology

A lawsuit filed against a former employee of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian offers an interesting choice for the defendant.

CYBERSECURITY

LinkedIn comes clean about 2012 password leak

LinkedIn comes clean about 2012 password leak

Professional networking platform LinkedIn has finally fessed up to a massive password theft which took place almost four years ago.

M&A

Survey shows oil and gas industry expects strong rebound in M&A

Survey shows oil and gas industry expects strong rebound in M&A

In the face of slow commodity price recovery in the oil and gas sector, a new research report by international law firm Ashurst reveals strong intentions for M&A activity in the global oil and gas industry during 2016.

DIVERSITY

Diversity pays off for legal teams

Diversity pays off for legal teams

According to a survey released by consulting firm Acritas, 'very diverse' legal teams perform better and get 25 per cent more of clients' total legal spend than teams that are 'not at all diverse.'

Blogs

INDUSTRY CHANGES

NewLaw: The Quiet Revolution

NewLaw: The Quiet Revolution

In the first of this two part series, Augment General Counsel founder Chris Dancey and commercial attorney Vanessa Fermil chart the simmering rise of the NewLaw revolution.

THE RULE OF LAW

A broken system and a challenge for legal scholars

A broken system and a challenge for legal scholars

US trial lawyer Reuben Guttman casts a critical eye on the American legal system.

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

EQUALITY & DIVERSITY

Big names pledge support for women in arbitration

Big names pledge support for women in arbitration

An initiative to increase support for female arbitrators launched by partners at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Boies, Schiller & Flexner has won the support of some of the biggest names in the energy and resource sector.

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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LinkedIn comes clean about 2012 password leak

Professional networking platform LinkedIn has finally fessed up to a massive password theft which took place almost four years ago.