Blogs

Taking a knee or saluting the flag

The right to dissent is what has made America great, says Reuben Guttman.

Posted: 20 November 2017 | Commentary

Posted by:

Reuben
Guttman

Where do we go from here: Big Law's struggle with recruiting and retaining female talent

Despite efforts by the world's top law firms, diverse talent remains elusive - particularly at the upper echelons of firm management.

Posted: 13 November 2017 | Big stories

Posted by:

Daniella
Isaacson

The rocky road to leadership change - why law firms fail

The path to leadership change is fraught with challenges - even for McKinsey - but, says management guru Patrick McKenna, there are some obvious pitfalls to avoid.

Posted: 09 November 2017 | Management speak

Posted by:

Patrick
J. McKenna

Changing times in the legal services industry

Spanish law firm Garrigues is developing its version of a Spanish speaking artificially intelligent robot, says CIO César Mejías.

Posted: 06 November 2017 | Big stories

Posted by:

César
Mejías

Publically contested horse-races don't usually end well

When a firm leader's departure is predictable, firms need to take appropriate steps to ensure a controlled and effective succession process minimising the inevitable 'disruption' likely to occur.

Posted: 24 October 2017 | Management speak

Posted by:

Patrick
J. McKenna

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 But, says Reuben Guttman, this outdated view does a disservice to the legal profession.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

Posted by:

Reuben
Guttman

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

Posted by:

Shahrzad
Atai

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

Posted by:

Andy
Ellis


 

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