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Global Firms Are Drawn to Singapore Despite Barriers to Entry

Legal Week rss Feed - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 19:00
Singapore is an attractive location for foreign law firms—but not an easy one.

5 Ways Law Firms and ALSPs Are Adapting to the Big Four

Legal Week rss Feed - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 18:40
While the Big Four accounting firms may not be the most senior residents of the legal ecosystem, they've already climbed pretty high on the food chain thanks to big checkbooks and an extensive global reach. So how can established players compete?

Patent Law Could Be Achilles Heel for US in AI Race with China

Legal Week rss Feed - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 16:30
The U.S. may be leading the worldwide race in AI, but its own patent laws could be making it difficult for AI software companies and inventors to successfully obtain protection for their ideas.

McDermott London Progress Under Scrutiny as LLP Accounts Show Slower Growth

Legal Week rss Feed - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 15:10
The accounts show revenues rose 12% in 2018, which differs from the firm's stated 40% increase.

Ropes & Gray Boosts Trainee Salaries In Line With US Competitor

Legal Week rss Feed - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 12:41
The U.S. firm has boosted trainee salaries by 10%.

Cabinet Office Unveils Plans For New £400m Legal Panel

Legal Week rss Feed - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 12:31
Major UK government roster will replace two existing panels that currently feature 22 firms.

Fixed costs extension as MoJ reveals plans for MedCo system

Law Gazette News - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 12:28
Diagnosis of non-whiplash injuries will be limited to GPs and consultants.

Justice ‘short-changed’ by spending review

Law Gazette News - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 11:15
Lawyers claim much more needs to be done to combat ‘relentless’ cuts to the MoJ’s budget.

Solicitors assured lessons will be learned from DSCC 'meltdown'

Law Gazette News - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 11:06
Practitioner groups have been invited to attend call centres and share their knowledge.

Financial Conduct Authority appoints new Chief Economist

FCA - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 11:00
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has appointed Kate Collyer as its Chief Economist. Kate is currently Chief Economist for Energy and Market Frameworks and Joint-Director of Analysis at Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

‘Passive’ civil courts urged to improve handling of vulnerable parties

Law Gazette News - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 10:57
Consultation from the Civil Justice Council offers proposals to make affected people feel more comfortable.

Siemens Switches One of its Legal Panel Trio in Refreshed Roster

Legal Week rss Feed - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 10:34
One former panel firm no longer sits on the roster.

FCA announces new chair of the Smaller Business Practitioner Panel

FCA - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 10:00
Charles Randell, Chair of the Financial Conduct Authority, has today announced the appointment of Marlene Shiels, Chief Executive of Capital Credit Union, as Chair of the FCA’s Smaller Business Practitioner Panel from 1 October 2019. She has been a member of the Panel since 2015 and succeeds Craig Errington, Group Chief Executive of Wesleyan.

Insurance boss concedes MoJ should ditch claims limit rise

Law Gazette News - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 09:32
James Dalton says renewed focus should be on getting the RTA portal ready for implementation.

The fight against skimmers and scammers

FCA - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 09:00
Speech by Charles Randell, Chair of the FCA, delivered at the Cambridge Economic Crime Symposium.

As Saudi Arabia Boosts Its International Outlook, Could it Rival Dubai?

Legal Week rss Feed - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 05:43
As the Kingdom looks set to slacken its regulations on international investors, partners discuss what this may signify for the region in the future.

Greenberg Traurig Continues Expansion in Amsterdam

Legal Week rss Feed - Wed, 09/04/2019 - 20:23
The firm has hired Bas Vletter and Herald Jongen, two veteran corporate lawyers.

Estée Lauder Picks Former Thomson Reuters Legal Boss as New General Counsel

Legal Week rss Feed - Wed, 09/04/2019 - 20:04
Deirdre Stanley, who served as GC at Thomson Reuters and its predecessor company for 17 years, succeeds Sara Moss, who was promoted to the newly created role of vice chairman in July.

Is Chambers Ignoring Women?

Legal Week rss Feed - Wed, 09/04/2019 - 19:00
The industry's gold standard directory remains stubbornly white and male in its coveted lawyer rankings, particularly in the most elite practice sectors.

DWF Australia Further Expands Corporate Practice in Sydney

Legal Week rss Feed - Wed, 09/04/2019 - 18:04
Kim O’Reilly joined the firm from local firm Mills Oakley. She previously held company officer and in-house legal adviser roles in some of Australia’s largest investment banks and listed financial institutions.

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