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Opportunistic law firms succeed in changing their fortunes

Opportunistic law firms succeed in changing their fortunes

Only a small number of opportunistic firms are making the big changes needed to increase revenue and market share.

Editor's picks

PATENTS

Patents shoot up for new legal services technology

Patents shoot up for new legal services technology

Law firms and legal tech companies are behind the growth of patents in the legal marketplace with the US leading the way.

TECHNOLOGY

Disruption and the general counsel

Disruption and the general counsel

General counsel Richard Given talks about the attributes of a Disruptive GC.

TECHNOLOGY

Radius Law joins forces with contract automation provider

Radius Law joins forces with contract automation provider

The law firm founded by a former general counsel has signed a deal to offer contract automation services to clients.

GENDER DIVERSITY

Fast Forward Female: Three success strategies for women at work

Fast Forward Female: Three success strategies for women at work

If a cursory glimpse at the headline news over the last few months hasn't been enough to crush your spirit, try typing 'women/work' into Google and brace yourself for a slew of discouraging statistics.

Blogs

LEGAL EDUCATION

The pretext of scholarship and how it discriminates against practitioners

The pretext of scholarship and how it discriminates against practitioners

Legal academics are sniffy about practitioners who teach. But, says Reuben Guttman, this outdated view does a disservice to the legal profession.

INVESTMENT

Egypt's missed investment opportunity

Egypt's missed investment opportunity

Egypt has passed a new investment law but while it is a step in the right direction, more is needed, says Cairo-based lawyer Dr Mohamed Bahaa Eldin Abou Shoka.

Management speak

COMMODITISATION

Law firms need a wake-up call on commoditisation

Law firms need a wake-up call on commoditisation

Law firms are suffering from commoditisation blindness as their profits disappear and clients call the shots.

Corporate counsel

PROCUREMENT

NI puts £23m work out to tender

NI puts £23m work out to tender

The government is looking for legal assistance across 150 departments and agencies in a move to cut costs.

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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