Features

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    Natural resource

    15 October 2018

    Blessed with vast resources of oil and natural gas, west Africa is a magnet for international projects worth billions. With patience, UK law firms can get a slice of the action too, reports Jonathan Rayner

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    Interview: Gerald Shamash

    1 October 2018

    Gerald Shamash has represented errant members of parliament, hacking victims, and butchers’ insurers over limbs lost to sharp professional blades. Eduardo Reyes  met him

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    Out of harm’s way

    24 September 2018

    High-profile cases such as Sir Cliff Richard’s battle with the BBC are transforming media law. Now social media companies as well as traditional publishers are being held to account for what they disseminate

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    Reaching a tipping point?

    17 September 2018

    Lawtech is approaching a crossroads in terms of technology development, investment and adoption. The start-up dynamic is maturing as a new generation of legal businesses emerges.

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    Commercial realities

    10 September 2018

    Can London cling on to its pre-eminence in high-value dispute resolution? Solicitors are cautiously optimistic.

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    Labour pains

    3 September 2018

    A clutch of ‘gig economy’ cases and the abolition of tribunal fees are keeping employment lawyers busier than ever. But the civil justice system is struggling to cope.

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    PII update: underwriting on the wall?

    3 September 2018

    As Lloyd’s of London reviews its operations, the indemnity insurance market appears to be hardening for the first time in years. But well-managed firms that act swiftly should encounter few problems.

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    Broken family

    30 July 2018

    Sir Andrew McFarlane, who succeeded Sir James Munby last week, is demonstrating plenty of empathy. But practitioners filled with trepidation about the future also detect steel in his leadership.

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    Interrogating algorithms

    23 July 2018

    How will tighter data protection regulations affect development of legal services and AI‑powered analysis tools? Law firms and counsel have to walk the talk on compliance.

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    Strength in numbers

    23 July 2018

    Crowdfunding is a rapidly expanding method of sourcing legal challenges. But is the cash wasted on claims that have no merit and are donors unwittingly exposing themselves to financial risk?