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Global Lawyers Discouraged by Trade War

Legal Week rss Feed - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 21:40
The escalating conflict between the U.S. and China will not be good for the law firms in the long-term, global trade attorneys say.

DWF Continues Australia Expansion With Commercial Litigation Hire in Brisbane

Legal Week rss Feed - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 16:51
Cameron McKenzie joins the London-listed law firm as a principal lawyer from Australian firm Gadens.

Stanford Capital Markets

FCA - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 15:34
We believe this firm has been providing financial services or products in the UK without our authorisation. Find out why to be especially wary of dealing with this unauthorised firm and how to protect yourself from scammers.

Margin Bank

FCA - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 15:14
We believe this firm has been providing financial services or products in the UK without our authorisation. Find out why to be especially wary of dealing with this unauthorised firm and how to protect yourself from scammers.

Insurers stump up millions to lock claimant lawyers out of PI sector

Law Gazette News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 14:06

Initial cost of the new-look RTA portal is revealed to conference of personal injury lawyers.

Gold Aspire Consultancy (clone of authorised firm)

FCA - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 13:03
Fraudsters are using the details of firms we authorise to try to convince people that they work for a genuine, authorised firm. Find out more about this ‘clone firm’. 

Growing appetite for digital mortgages - Registry

Law Gazette News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 12:37

Land Registry is working with conveyancers who process half of all remortgages in England and Wales.

Writing on the wall: call for moratorium on court closures

Law Gazette News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 11:43

Practitioners hold vigil as images of what has become of former sites are projected onto hoardings and scaffold.

Underground works standard form contract 'will balance risks'

Out Law News Feed - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 11:12
The International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) and the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association (ITA) have teamed up to produce a standard form contract and guidelines for underground construction work.

US government publishes framework for sanctions compliance

Out Law News Feed - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 11:03
The US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has published a framework designed to help US and foreign businesses develop a sanctions compliance programme (SCP).

Ince Gordon Dadds Cologne Office Left Lawyerless After Exits

Legal Week rss Feed - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 10:52
Two partners have led the exodus, leaving the firm with no permanent fee-earning presence in the city.

Lying and incompetent solicitor had 'arrogant disregard' for clients' affairs

Law Gazette News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 10:32

Wales practitioner is struck off after tribunal concludes that he told a string of lies to clients and to the SRA.

Cleary Gottlieb Scraps London Paralegal Programme, Current Crop Made Redundant

Legal Week rss Feed - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 10:23
The firm said it has no plans to get any more paralegals for its office, following a nine-month review.

In Pictures: The Moves of the Week

Legal Week rss Feed - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 10:02
Pinsent Masons, Cohen & Gresser and DLA Piper are among the firms to have made hires this week.

Greenberg Traurig Opens Milan Office

Legal Week rss Feed - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 00:37
The new office is Greenberg's fifth in Europe.

Former JPMorgan Exec Hit With Bribery Charges in Hong Kong

Legal Week rss Feed - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 21:10
Hong Kong's anti-corruption authority says former JPMorgan executive Catherine Leung Kar-cheung offered to employ the son of a logistics company chairman.

Gilead Accusers Say US Supreme Court Has Changed the Game on Licensing

Legal Week rss Feed - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 20:54
Durie Tangri's Mark Lemley, an attorney for a would-be class of consumers and insurers, says a 2015 ruling on a Spider-Man toy established limits on royalties that drug companies are ignoring.

Baker McKenzie to Shrink Myanmar Team Amid Review

Legal Week rss Feed - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 19:10
The change comes following a string of senior departures from the firm's 5-year-old Yangon office over the past few years.

EU Fines 5 Banks $1.2 billion Over Currency Trading Cartel

Legal Week rss Feed - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 18:14
Citigroup, Barclays, JPMorgan, The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and MUFG (formerly Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi) were all hit with fines.

Jackson backs new clinical negligence liability test to allow more claims

Law Gazette News - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 17:11

Retired judge says clinical negligence claims should be heard in a tribunal rather than court.

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