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  • LEGAL SERVICES

    The big bang for alternative legal services providers

    16 February 2018

    Will 2018 be the 'big-bang' year for the use of Alternative Legal Services providers, asks PwC's Peter Workman?

  • LEGALTECH

    AI is out, augmented intelligence is in for 2018

    05 January 2018

    Chatbots and conversational search will be the focus for legal technologists next year, say Jeff Pfeifer of LexisNexis and Josh Becker of Lex Machina who give their predictions on what's hot and what's not.

  • FINANCIAL REGULATION

    UK financial regulator widens its net

    29 December 2017

    The financial regulators are already enforcing breaches of the Senior Managers and Certification Regime, aimed at supervising more financial services employees.

  • LEGAL NETWORKS

    Four trends driving the need for legal networks

    02 January 2018

    Advances in technology and multijurisdictional transactions are just some of the changes increasing the demand for legal networks, says Tanna Moore.

  • COMPETITION

    Coty ECJ win provides a degree of comfort

    29 December 2017

    Whilst the Coty win is good news for luxury, companies must beware of restrictions in distribution agreements which could breach competition law, say Trudy Feaster-Gee and Richard Butterworth of Walker Morris.

  • WILLS

    Digitalisation is not for the elderly

    29 December 2017

    The FCA's recent proposed changes to powers of attorney have dangers for vulnerable people, says Dawn Joughin of Excello Law.

  • TAX

    HMRC powers stop at the border

    19 December 2017

    The UK tax authorities have limited powers once an individual leaves the UK, a landmark ruling has found.

  • PRIVILEGE

    Legal professional privilege - who's asking?

    03 November 2017

    Has legal professional privilege had a temporary reprieve in the recent ENRC judgment or is it the start of a reversal of fortunes, asks Ben Pilbrow.

  • FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT

    Turkey targets foreign investment

    31 October 2017

    New developments in Turkey could reignite an appetite for foreign investment into the region.

  • PROCUREMENT

    Sellers beware. How 'big data' will shift the balance from law firms to clients

    19 October 2017

    Law firms had better watch out. Clients now have inside information on law firms with decades of data on price and purchasing power, says Jaap Bosman, author of Death of a Law Firm.


 

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