Legal news

CMS, Olswang and Nabarro trainees-to-be will pocket £10k for deferred start

CMS, Olswang and Nabarro trainees-to-be will pocket £10k for deferred start

The newly merged firm will honor all existing training contract offers made by CMS, Olswang and Nabarro - but not all at once.

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TAXATION

Tunisian lawyers take to the streets to protest proposed new taxes

Tunisian lawyers take to the streets to protest proposed new taxes

Thousands of lawyers have staged protests in Tunisia against proposed new taxes that will weigh hard on lawyers and others in high-end professions.

LIPS

Unemployed law grads should help represent litigants in person, suggests Master of the Rolls

Unemployed law grads should help represent litigants in person, suggests Master of the Rolls

Young out-of-work lawyers could gain valuable court experience by assisting those without formal legal representation.

BLOG: PATENT LAW

Brexit negotiations: Starting with the UPC Agreement

Brexit negotiations: Starting with the UPC Agreement

As Brexit looms, Ashfords head of patents Kaya Elkiner explores what the future may hold for the role of the Unified Patent Court in the UK.

BREXIT

Law firms predict heavier workloads during Brexit run-up

Law firms predict heavier workloads during Brexit run-up

With a tentative Brexit date now locked in, most firms are expecting an onrush of work over the next 12 months.

Blogs

EMPLOYMENT LAW

The growing arm of South Africa's CCMA

The growing arm of South Africa's CCMA

Does the South African Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration have jurisdiction to hear employment disputes involving South Africans that arise abroad? Potentially, writes Bowmans associate Nonkululeko Mkhwanazi.

BREXIT

Brexit: What is the Great Repeal Bill?

Brexit: What is the Great Repeal Bill?

How will it be passed and what will it look like for the United Kingdom? Bircham Dyson Bell partner Nicholas Evans offers his analysis.

Management speak

GC FUTURES SUMMIT 2016

Law firms feel the heat from legal outsourcers

Law firms feel the heat from legal outsourcers

Not only do law firms have to compete with other law firms for legal work, LPOs are now a force to be reckoned with as demonstrated by VMware's work with QuisLex.

Corporate counsel

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Apple defeated in Supreme Court design patent battle with Samsung

Apple defeated in Supreme Court design patent battle with Samsung

Patent violators should not have to pay back full profits for products when only elements of the product design infringe upon another company's patent, the Supreme Court has ruled.

Business sector round up

APPOINTMENTS

Dillon Eustace appoints new banking partner

Dillon Eustace appoints new banking partner

The Dublin law firm says it is expanding its banking and capital markets group.

ARTIFICAL INTELLIGENCE

McCann FitzGerald launches artificial intelligence offering

McCann FitzGerald launches artificial intelligence offering

Irish law firm McCann FitzGerald has invested in artificial intelligence to speed up its processes in a range of areas.

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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Applications to Irish roll up 275 per cent as firms prepare for Brexit

Slaughter and May, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Eversheds are leading the stampede of British lawyers seeking admission in Ireland ahead of Britain's exit from the European Union.