- Technology/telecommunications >>
Technological innovations are reshaping the legal sector and solicitors have huge opportunities to enhance the way they work and the service they offer their clients, according to new research from the Law Society.
District attorneys, police chiefs and prosecutors across America launched a reinvigorated campaign push for federal legislation that would provide investigators access to hitherto private, encrypted communications.
- Regulatory >>
Companies could find themselves liable if they fail to understand the risks of business travel through new economy companies such as Uber and Airbnb.
The UK's data regulator has handed out its largest fine to date for a serious data breach by the telecommunications company.
- Media >>
The Law Society of Ireland is recruiting a Representation and Member Services Manager for a nine-month contract.
Senator Dianne Feinstein (D.California) of the Senate Intelligence Committee is now pushing for a renewed raft of legislation that would tighten scrutiny of social media platforms to alert law enforcement to online extremist activity.
- Luxury >>
LUXURY LAW ALLIANCE
Balenciaga has recently launched what is widely being billed as their interpretation of the iconic Ikea 'Frakta' bag but, says Daisy Dier of Bird & Bird, luxury brands should seek advice before going down this path.
LUXURY LAW SUMMIT
Luxury and art have long been bedfellows. As 200 luxury leaders arrive in London for the annual Luxury Law Summit, artist Mark Dickens discusses doing a collaboration deal with Formula One maestro Bernie Ecclestone.
- Litigation/dispute resolution >>
A review of litigation operations has seen the firm hire three partners from competing firms and a new focus on client technology.
- Insurance >>
Pensions assets amounted to US$36,119b in the world's leading 16 pensions markets, according to a report published by Towers Watson in February this year.
David Spencer, partner at insurance and risk law specialist BLM reports on the changing face of motor insurance in the UK.
- Corporate/commercial >>
Clients say law firms are not delivering value for mergers and acquisitions deals with cost and inefficiciencies cited as reasons why external advisers fail to deliver.
Bad news is on the way for law firms as clients are seeking to reduce their legal spend by cutting the number of law firms they use and instead employ technology to supplement services.
- Banking/finance >>
Banking Law specialists Ferrer-Bonsoms has appointed the PRESSCODE agency for its communication consulting services.
A bribe linked to a $600 million sovereign loan to Tanzania was at the heart of the UK's first deferred prosecution agreement; agreed in court yesterday by Sir Brian Leveson, head of the Queen's Bench Division.