Legal news

Top UK law firms on merger trail

Top UK law firms on merger trail

One in four of the top 200 UK law firms would consider merging despite 43 per cent of lawyers from merged firms not viewing them as effective.

Editor's picks

BARRISTER

Hollywood meets law in London

Hollywood meets law in London

Whilst the Clooney factor is keeping the Inns of Court in Hello mode, news has just emerged of Benedict Cumberbach's near legal conversion.

IT

Qatar lawyers look to modernise the courts

Qatar lawyers look to modernise the courts

With a fast-growing population and an expanding court workload in Qatar, the bar association is calling on the courts to modernise.

COST CONTROL

Law firms warned on cost control

Law firms warned on cost control

An accountancy firm has warned law firms to keep costs down at a cash-critical time of year.

PRICING

Pricing directors miss the point

Pricing directors miss the point

The growth of pricing directors in law firms is to protect profits not to develop relationships, one lawyer opines.

Blogs

LITIGATION FUNDING

Will the rise of US law firms in London benefit litigation funding?

Will the rise of US law firms in London benefit litigation funding?

US firms have form when it comes to litigation. Surely it is time for them to flex their muscles in London, says Nick Rowles-Davies, Managing Director of Burford Capital.

CORPORATE LAW

A sea change in UAE corporate law: Doing away with minimum capital

A sea change in UAE corporate law: Doing away with minimum capital

Will the proposed changes in company law have the significant impact anticipated, asks Professor Bashar Malkawi?

Management speak

E-DISCLOSURE

The change agenda

The change agenda

Christopher Morris and Ramin Tabatabai look at the changing role of a project manager and the key skill sets now required to conduct an e-Disclosure exercise as their complexity grows and the courts clamp down on costs.

Corporate counsel

LEGAL SPEND

East Coast USA law firm rates rising fastest

East Coast USA law firm rates rising fastest

Lawyers on the east coast have the highest rate rises whilst alternative fees are seen most in IP Trademark work.

Business sector round up

LUXURY LAW SUMMIT

Rihanna victorious in Topshop image rights case

Rihanna victorious in Topshop image rights case

Celebrity image rights will be on the agenda at this year's Luxury Law Summit on 19 May as pop star Rihanna wins her case against Topshop.

EMPLOYMENT

Ringing in the changes to the Italian job market in 2015

Ringing in the changes to the Italian job market in 2015

Can Renzi succeed where other Italian Prime Ministers have failed? Luca Failla and Sharon Reilly, Partners, LABLAW Law Firm discuss the current state of play.

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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Qatar lawyers look to modernise the courts

With a fast-growing population and an expanding court workload in Qatar, the bar association is calling on the courts to modernise.