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Burford Sells $100M Stake in Argentine Oil Case After SCOTUS Nixes Appeal

Legal Week rss Feed - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 20:19
The emergence of a secondary market for funded claims speaks to the "continuing maturity" of litigation finance, said Burford CEO Christopher Bogart.

Junior lawyers urge justice committee to review approval of super-exam

Law Gazette News - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 17:21
New solicitors qualifying examination will ‘lower professional standards’ and ‘damage the reputation of the profession,’ says the Junior Lawyer Division.

Sidley Austin Represents Huawei in Lawsuit Against Commerce Department

Legal Week rss Feed - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 16:20
The Chinese company is suing over a 2017 equipment seizure that remains unresolved in the latest action between the telecom giant and the U.S. government.

Fangda Adds Funds Partner in Hong Kong From Kirkland & Ellis

Legal Week rss Feed - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 16:03
Yue Zhang is yet another global firm partner lured away by the Chinese firm.

Joint statement on opportunistic strategies in the credit derivatives markets

FCA - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 16:00
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) today issues the following joint statement on opportunistic strategies in the credit derivative markets. The statement outlines our respective agencies concerns and the commencement of collaborative efforts to address these concerns.

Baker McKenzie Sets Six-Year Target For Gender Diversity

Legal Week rss Feed - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 15:45
The firm eyes a 40:40:20 split between men, women and ‘flexible’, which includes men, women or non-binary persons.

Co-chairs elected at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Law Gazette News - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 15:34
London’s Lisa Mayhew to serve another term.

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner Elects New Chair, Ends Female-Led Run

Legal Week rss Feed - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 15:16
The firm has elected incumbent Lisa Mayhew but replaced her co-chair.

Baker McKenzie sets ‘40:40:20’ gender target

Law Gazette News - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 14:55
International firm aims for 40% female and 20% ‘flexible’ representation by 2025.

US funder to back £14bn group action against Mastercard

Law Gazette News - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 12:34
The mass claim brought on behalf of 46 million consumers is the largest in English legal history.

AI will create a standard language for contracts, lawtech startup claims

Law Gazette News - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 12:24
'Lexible' dictionary based on computer analysis of 4 million documents.

Solicitor proceeds with discrimination claim against firm and members

Law Gazette News - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 11:15
Appeal tribunal dismisses appeal from various respondents to claim from former Ince & Co lawyer.

Unconscious Bias Biggest Blocker to Gender Parity, Says Law Society Report

Legal Week rss Feed - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 10:27
The findings emerged in an in-depth report which surveyed nearly 8,000 people.

Eversheds Launches Legal Tech Training For All Partners

Legal Week rss Feed - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 10:25
The sessions will help partners give basic answers to frequent client questions.

Gowling WLG Lawyer Suffers Homophobic Attack

Legal Week rss Feed - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 09:37
The lawyer said the verbal abuse occured at London Bridge tube station at lunchtime.

News focus: Suspicious minds

Law Gazette News - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 01:01
Enforcement agencies are bombarded by thousands of worthless suspicious activity reports. But advisers hoping the Law Commission would suggest sweeping changes have been disappointed

‘Troubling’ secrecy on court IT chaos

Law Gazette News - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 01:01
Justice minister Robert Buckland MP says report into January’s IT meltdown would not be made public.

Postal order payments to continue despite use in title fraud

Law Gazette News - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 01:01
HM Land Registry says it accepts fees by postal order because some customers do not have a bank account.

‘Don’t get stuck in Groundhog Day’, app creators warned

Law Gazette News - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 01:01
US expert on legal tech says apps won’t change people’s behaviour.

How Expat Lawyers Grapple with Loneliness, Exhaustion

Legal Week rss Feed - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 00:00
Of all the mental health traps awaiting lawyers who are headed to a foreign outpost, isolation is the most dangerous, especially for in-house counsel as they tend to be more insulated and have fewer colleagues in their legal departments than attorneys working at big firms.

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