Legal news

Russell McVeagh faces media maelstrom over intern allegations

Russell McVeagh faces media maelstrom over intern allegations

The New Zealand law firm is at the centre of a media storm over its 2016 intern programme.

Editor's picks

DIVERSITY

Saudi Arabia slowly increases female lawyer intake

Saudi Arabia slowly increases female lawyer intake

More female lawyers are registering in Saudi but there is still a long way to go.

LEGAL SERVICES

The big bang for alternative legal services providers

The big bang for alternative legal services providers

Will 2018 be the 'big-bang' year for the use of Alternative Legal Services providers, asks PwC's Peter Workman?

LEGAL SERVICES

Clifford Chance buys Carillion legal arm

Clifford Chance buys Carillion legal arm

The global law firm has picked up the 60 strong paralegal team from the contractor which collapsed last month.

LEGAL SERVICES

Thomson Reuters is the number one alternative legal services provider

Thomson Reuters is the number one alternative legal services provider

The power of alternative legal service providers in the US has been revealed in a new legal index with Thomson Reuters at the top with the Big Four not far behind.

Blogs

LITIGATION FINANCE

Cayman Islands ruling advances litigation finance

Cayman Islands ruling advances litigation finance

The Cayman Islands is the latest to embrace litigation funding, says Burford's Michael Redman.

RIGHT TO DISSENT

Taking a knee or saluting the flag

Taking a knee or saluting the flag

The right to dissent is what has made America great, says Reuben Guttman.

Management speak

LAW FIRM EXPANSION

2018 will be the year for exploring micro-niches to better serve clients

2018 will be the year for exploring micro-niches to better serve clients

Law firms need to focus on the McKinsey strategy and ensure that in three years time one third of their revenues come from services they do not yet have. Patrick McKenna shares his predictions for the year ahead.

Corporate counsel

BREXIT

European corporates confident of soft Brexit

European corporates confident of soft Brexit

European companies say they are prepared for Brexit and expect free movement of prople and goods to continue.

Business sector round up

INSOLVENCY

The business of staying in business

The business of staying in business

Commercial pressures are forcing restaurant and retail businesses to seek better deals from their landlords, says Thomas Bond of law firm Russell-Cooke.

LUXURY LAW SUMMIT 2018

Luxury goods suppliers can stop distribution on third-party platforms

Luxury goods suppliers can stop distribution on third-party platforms

Luxury cosmetics supplier Coty has won its case in the highest court in Europe over selling its products on Amazon but, say lawyers, other questions remain.

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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