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    Litigation – 2017 in review

    27 November 2017

    BPE Solicitors v Hughes-Holland [2017] UKSC 21, a solicitors’ negligence claim, was the Supreme Court’s first opportunity to review the 20-year-old House of Lords SAAMCO principle, which underpins the calculation of loss in professional negligence claims. The court reaffirmed the SAAMCO judgment, referred to by Lord Sumption as ‘one of ...

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    Canada: Trading places

    20 November 2017

    Buffeted by foreign incomers and embroiled in a trade stand-off with the US, Canadian law firms are seeking to broaden their horizons.

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    EU Financial Regulation: Money troubles

    13 November 2017

    Since the 2008 crash, restoring stability to Europe’s financial services industry has taken precedence over creating a single market. That has meant a fee bonanza for compliance advisers.

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    Technology: Riding the hype-cycle

    13 November 2017

    Tech start-ups have peaked, we are told – not so in the law.

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    SDT: ​Lesley Dee Layton

    30 October 2017

    Layton was struck off and ordered to pay costs of £13,920.

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    Out of the loop

    23 October 2017

    Access to justice has become inversely proportional to the need for representation. How realistic is it to hope for meaningful reform?

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    Avocado and toast on the menu

    23 October 2017

    The buzz around new combinations of familiar products can drive revenue and help law firms and clients work smarter.

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    Electric reams

    16 October 2017

    Litigators remain reluctant to move away from standard disclosure, despite Jackson LJ’s best efforts. Could technology be a panacea in the battle to control costs?

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    How to: Close a law firm

    9 October 2017

    Last year 367 firms shut up shop – what’s the best way to close? Eduardo Reyes reports

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    Azerbaijan: Baku to the future

    9 October 2017

    Azerbaijan is attempting to diversify and attract foreign investors amid a financial crisis. Lawyers in the former Soviet republic are already exploiting new advisory opportunities, reports Marialuisa Taddia