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    A step in the right direction

    21 June 2017

    The recent reform of the UK Unjustified Threats Regime brings clarity to the law but is it enough, ask Peter Damerell and Rajvinder Jagdev of Powell Gilbert.

  • DATA

    The sovereignty of data

    16 June 2017

    The lack of a unified global approach to data and regulation is a serious impediment to global business, says Dean Armstrong QC, Dan Hyde & Sam Thomas of Cyber Counsel.


    Law firms report chronic under-performing partners

    23 May 2017

    Most law firms are weighed down by chronically under-performing lawyers as productivity shrinks to an all time low.


    Freshfields strengthens US Litigation and Investigations Practice

    17 May 2017

    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has hired Brent Wible, former senior counsel and special assistant to President Barack Obama, as Counsel in the firm's US litigation and global investigations practice.


    Law needs to be reshaped as AI and robotics alter employment

    27 April 2017

    The present wave of automation, driven by artificial intelligence (AI) is creating a gap between current legislation and new laws necessary for an emerging workplace reality, states a new report by the IBA Global Employment Institute (IBA GEI).


    KAA appoints eight partners to become East Africa's top firm

    12 April 2017

    Eight new partners have been admitted at Kampala Associated Advocates (KAA) in efforts to to inject 'renewed energy' into the 17-year-old company and make it the number one legal firm in the East Africa region.


    Clifford Chance appoints new Australian leadership

    10 April 2017

    Clifford Chance has appointed new leadership in Australia and created a new country managing partner position overseeing the firm's 70 lawyers based in Sydney and Perth, effective from 1 May.


    Bitcoin prices surge after Japan adopts it as legal currency

    07 April 2017

    Bitcoin prices surged this week following Japan's decision to allow the cryptocurrency as a legal method of payment.


    Shoosmiths boosts national venture capital practice

    06 April 2017

    National law firm Shoosmiths has expanded its Venture Capital (VC) offering with the appointment of corporate partner Steven Barnett to its London office, from international law firm Orrick.


    Litigation against global banks up 37 per cent

    05 April 2017

    Litigation against the largest 50 global banks has increased 37 per cent in 2016, according to statistics published by city law firm RPC based on an analysis of court hearing lists.


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Children's rights get a boost in Russia and Vietnam

Russian ombudsman supports bill extending powers of children's rights commissioners, while Vietnam opens consultation process with children.