Legal news

UK judge says there has to be an app for that!

UK judge says there has to be an app for that!

Lawyers will lose the youth market if they fail to adapt and provide legal advice rapidly via mobile phone, according to a UK judge.

Editor's picks

LAWTECH

Coming soon to a legal tech 'app store' near you

Coming soon to a legal tech 'app store' near you

Twelve top law firms back new platform to create what amounts to a lawtech app store.

EXPANSION

HFW launches in Abu Dhabi as part of regional expansion

HFW launches in Abu Dhabi as part of regional expansion

Building on sector focus and middle east moves, HFW launches 20th international office with Abu Dhabi partner hires.

COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT

Balenciaga defends itself in big apple copyright claim

Balenciaga defends itself in big apple copyright claim

Are New York City landmarks and skyline protectable elements? Luxury firm argues they're not in defence against souvenir seller.

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

Susman Godfrey offers a 'first' for gender-neutral parenting

Susman Godfrey offers a 'first' for gender-neutral parenting

Firm seeks innovation in benefits a change of policy to offer unlimited paid, gender-neutral parental leave for associates.

Blogs

LEGAL SERVICES

Niche law firms poised to benefit from artificial intelligence

Niche law firms poised to benefit from artificial intelligence

Disruption has opened up a world of opportunities for the legal marketplace in the UK, says Jeffrey Catanzaro.

BLOCKCHAIN

Unlocking the blockchain enigma

Unlocking the blockchain enigma

With the evolution of blockchain, clients in a wide range of sectors will be impacted, says Patrick McKenna.

Management speak

AI

AI improves efficiency significantly for law firms

AI improves efficiency significantly for law firms

Law firms have been slower to adopt AI than other sectors but clients say it improves time efficiency by 50 per cent.

Corporate counsel

ENVIRONMENTAL DISCLOSURE

Petition put to SEC for framework on ESG disclosure rulemaking

Petition put to SEC for framework on ESG disclosure rulemaking

Rulemaking on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) disclosure demanded by SEC stakeholders.

Business sector round up

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

New North Sea oil Industry initiative from Pinsent Masons

New North Sea oil Industry initiative from Pinsent Masons

The law firm will run a programme helping tech pioneers develop and market their businesses.

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.

Who did the deals

SWEDEN

Ropes & Gray, Vinge and Advokatfirman Cederquist act in pharma deal

Ropes & Gray, Vinge and Advokatfirman Cederquist act in pharma deal

Ropes & Gray, Vinge, Advokatfirman Cederquist are advising on the $855m pharma deal.

Bookshelf

BOOKS

Confronting hate, understanding China and recalling the US Constitution

Confronting hate, understanding China and recalling the US Constitution

In this month's Bookshelf, The Global Legal Post's Editor-At-Large, Dr David Cowan, picks three topical books on hate, China and the US.

 
 

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