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

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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

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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

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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

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 But, says Reuben Guttman, this outdated view does a disservice to the legal profession.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

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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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