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Lawyers are billing less but charging more

Lawyers are billing less but charging more

US law firms have also increased the number of lawyers employed as well as raised their hourly rates.

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ROBOTICS

Police given rights to use drones for tear gas and tasers

Police given rights to use drones for tear gas and tasers

One of the most controversial pieces of legislation has been passed regarding drones, allowing police in North Dakota to equip them with 'less than lethal' weapons.

PARTNER MOVES

DLA Piper recruits three-partner construction team from Eversheds UK

DLA Piper recruits three-partner construction team from Eversheds UK

The three partners are joining DLA in Manchester, with one becoming a consultant and the other two becoming partners in the infrastructure, construction and transport group.

SALARY RISES

Modest pay rises satisfy majority of Australian lawyers

Modest pay rises satisfy majority of Australian lawyers

Australian lawyers in private practice saw an average increase of 3% in pay this year, with 60% of them expressing satisfaction at this outcome, according to the Jacinta Fish Legal Salary Survey.

LIBERALISATION

Indian law firms say they are ready to compete with foreigners

Indian law firms say they are ready to compete with foreigners

After 20 years of preparation, Indian law firms are ready to compete with law firms from abroad, according to the president of the Society of Indian Law Firms (Silf).

Blogs

COPYRIGHT LAW

UK High Court's repeal practically unenforceable

UK High Court's repeal practically unenforceable

After only nine short months, the UK High Court has repealed the Government's Copyright and Rights in Performance (Personal Copies for Private Use) Regulation 2014, deeming it unlawful.

LITIGATION FUNDING

The US Chamber of Commerce gets it wrong again

The US Chamber of Commerce gets it wrong again

The USCC is on the attack over litigation funding. Chris Smith of Vannin Capital counters their arguments.

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

CAREER PATHS

Inhouse does not offer the easy life, says Hong Kong GC

Inhouse does not offer the easy life, says Hong Kong GC

Edith Shih advises private practice lawyers seeking an easier career option to look elsewhere.

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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City of London lawyers highlight chance of stalling in global recovery

A fall in the number of deals that lawyers advised on in H1 2015 is being seen by the Law Society as the possible preface to 'a short term stalling in the recovery of the UK and international economy'.