The pretext of scholarship and how it discriminates against practitioners

Legal academics are sniffy about practitioners who teach. But, says Reuben Guttman, this outdated view does a disservice to the legal profession.

Posted: 30 June 2017 | Blagging the blogs

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Egypt's missed investment opportunity

Egypt: A new investment bill may be a missed opportunity

Egypt has passed a new investment law but while it is a step in the right direction, more is needed, says Cairo-based lawyer Dr Mohamed Bahaa Eldin Abou Shoka.

Posted: 02 June 2017 | Commentary

Iran elections strengthen trading conditions

Iran: Trading looks set to continue following elections

With the elections over, trading with Iran looks set to improve despite US presidential mood swings.

Posted: 22 May 2017 | Commentary

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Controlling litigation costs

The idea that the court must rubber stamp an agreed budget that it believes to be disproportionate goes against the grain of controlling costs.

Posted: 19 May 2017 | Big stories

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The global impact of GDPR - what companies need to know

Companies need to take action over new EU data rules

The new data compliance rules apply to companies globally which process the personal data of EU citizens. Andrea Wallack, CEO and Founder of NightOwl Discovery, guides businesses on what steps to take.

Posted: 09 May 2017 | Blagging the blogs

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Is 'legal innovation' an oxymoron?: Part Two

This second instalment of Daniel Santiago Acevedo's three-part series on legal innovation tackles the question of how we can innovate in the way we educate the lawyers of tomorrow.

Posted: 18 April 2017 | Big stories

Changes to UK immigration rules for sponsored non-EEA workers

Payne Hicks Beach partner Kathryn Bradbury unpacks recent changes to the United Kingdom's immigration policies and how they are likely to affect businesses sponsoring workers from outside the European Economic Area.

Posted: 07 April 2017 | Commentary

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New trade union notification rules for merging companies in South Africa

A new Practitioners Update on trade union merger notification in South Africa introduces practical difficulties for merging companies in the country, writes Bowmans senior associate Xolani Nyali.

Posted: 31 March 2017 | Commentary

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What the UK can learn from the US about legal innovation

British lawyers have a lot to learn from their colleagues across the Atlantic when it comes to harnessing the power of innovation, writes Burford Capital CEO Christopher Bogart.

Posted: 30 March 2017 | Commentary

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