Practice points

Deal making

Is your LLP agreement fit for purpose if deal-makers come knocking?

17 August 2018By Zulon Begum

A merger, sale or IPO should be a streamlined process approved by senior management.

Autism

Managing autistic employees and partners

15 August 2018By Jay Bhayani

Firms have a duty to make reasonable adjustments for staff with autism spectrum disorder.

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Owens fallout: a damp squib or turning point?

8 August 2018By Andrew Watson

Owens put divorce law reform high up on the agenda – now it’s time for the government to act.

Dealmaking

The ‘7P’ process

23 July 2018By Simon Haigh

Effective deal-making: part 2

Simon hartley

Navigating the MEES Regulations

9 July 2018By Simon Hartley, Ben Strange

Energy efficiency.

Nicolas heaton

Disclosure, directions and hot-tubbing

9 July 2018By Nicholas Heaton

Expert evidence.

Melanie Carter new

A general axiom of rational behaviour

2 July 2018By Melanie Carter, Claire Whittle

Public and regulatory: equal treatment.

kelcey

Barristers are pressurised, but we’ve got it worse

25 June 2018By Ian Kelcey

Health check: wellbeing at work

New deal graph

The power of the seven ‘Ps’

11 June 2018By Simon Haigh

Effective deal-making.

Michael Tyler

How to avoid a proportionality reduction

21 May 2018By Richard Foss, Michael Tyler

Practice point: costs

Mediation

Do lawyers get in the way?

21 May 2018By Christopher Parr

Practice point: mediation.

Craig Ward

Attorneys and deputies as data controllers

17 May 2018By Craig Ward

GDPR is now likely to affect more attorneys/deputies than previously.

Greensmith

Are agreed outcomes working properly?

14 May 2018By Gregory Treverton-Jones QC, Jonathan Greensmith

Disciplinary proceedings.

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Future-proofing your firm

7 May 2018By

The annual Law Management Section conference looked at how law firms must face up to the future – or fall behind.

David green sfo

White collar crime - David Green: an appreciation

23 April 2018By Elly Proudlock, Oliver Beeley

Departed SFO director put the much-maligned agency back on track. So what of its future?

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Artificial intelligence in the courtroom

9 April 2018By Damian Taylor, Natalie Osafo

The impact of AI on litigation.

Tony guise

Challenges for the Civil Justice Council

5 March 2018By Tony Guise

Tony Guise discusses the CJC review of alternative dispute resolution.

Wales assembly night

Wales: Devolved taxes and conveyancing

26 February 2018By Sean Bradley

Conveyancers undertaking property transactions in Wales will soon be subject to a new Welsh tax.

Georgina Squire

Dispute resolution: Changing litigation culture

26 February 2018By Georgina Squire

The Shorter Trials Scheme deserves to become a routine feature of dispute resolution.

David smith

We need a Housing Court

26 February 2018By David Smith

Tenants and good landlords are being let down by a lack of effective enforcement.

Couple at home

Reform needed to protect cohabiting couples

22 February 2018By Joanne Raisbeck

It’s time the law caught up with the social shift toward cohabitation.

Gideon habel

Dealing with online reviews

12 February 2018

The ‘tripadvisorisation’ of the legal profession raises important regulatory considerations.

John Worboys

Parole and victims’ voices: legal fallout from the Worboys case

8 February 2018By Jonathan Doak

It would appear to be the first occasion where victims have been granted leave for judicial review.

Lloyds tesco rbs

Litigation funding poised to go global

29 January 2018By Rosemary Ioannou

New and innovative products are establishing third-party funding as a staple of the UK claims market – other jurisdictions will follow

Teresa Peacock

Advising clients in US disputes

15 January 2018By Teresa Peacocke

UK solicitors are increasingly advising clients doing business in the US.

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Pictures that tell a story

8 January 2018By Geoffrey Bond

A charitable trust at the Rolls Building is teaching young and disadvantaged people about commercial law through art and outreach work

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Reforming the law on wills

5 January 2018By Luke Watson

Luke Watson has four predictions about the outcome of the Law Commission’s review on wills.

Jessica Parker

Sex, texts and disclosure

19 December 2017By Jessica Parker

Jessica Parker discusses the reasons behind disclosure failures in criminal proceedings in light of the Liam Allan case.

Richard clegg

Has the ECJ killed European motorsport?

13 December 2017By Richard Clegg

Motorsport is already an expensive business. An ECJ ruling may just put it beyond the reach of most, if not out of business altogether.

Gemma lindfield

Human rights overseas – a landmark case for business

7 December 2017By Gemma Lindfield

Ruling that Zambians can sue over alleged pollution shows overseas human rights practices must conform to the highest standards.

Pizza

Challenging the validity of a trade mark

4 December 2017By Dominic Green, Kate Selway

A recent judgment provides certainty for those who have acquired local goodwill.

High court

Establishing fraudulent calumny

4 December 2017

Christodoulides v Marcou considers whether trial judge applied the correct legal principles for establishing fraudulent calumny.

Partner departure

Dealing with partner departures

20 November 2017By Catriona Watt

The experience of a tricky partner’s departure can help to define a firm’s culture and market reputation.

Bitcoin

Blockchain: a numbers game

20 November 2017By

Blockchain is a very good horse to bet on – we just don’t yet know in which race

Sundeep Bhatia

Safeguarding solicitors – and our clients

20 November 2017By Sundeep Bhatia

Clear and proportionate regulation is the bedrock of our peerless legal system – we ignore this at our peril.

Judges

Judicial behaviour: Bullying in the courtroom

13 November 2017By Paramjit Ahluwalia

New measures are needed to combat judicial bullying – existing safeguards are not enough.

Phil ivey

Discliplinary proceedings: Defining dishonesty

6 November 2017By Gregory Treverton-Jones

Ivey v Genting Casinos – why the new test of dishonesty will make no difference to the outcome of disciplinary proceedings.

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Employment law: Aluko and the Football Association

6 November 2017By Richard Nicolle

High-profile case provides a salutary reminder to employers on handling sensitive allegations of discrimination.

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Brexit taskforce: A progress report on leaving the EU

30 October 2017By David Greene

The Law Society is working hard to place the law and profession in the best possible position whatever the outcome of Brexit.

London City

London court overhaul to prioritise counter cybersecurity threats

24 October 2017By Judy Krieg, Douglas Campbell

New court to tackle cybercrime and fraud in the financial sector set to open in London.

Cps

Private prosecutions: A question of ethics

23 October 2017By Hannah Laming, Annabel Kerley

A code of conduct for private prosecutors is essential to maintain public confidence and improve standards.

Andrew hogan

Group litigation: Strength in numbers

16 October 2017By Andrew Hogan

The relationship between group litigation and litigation funding is tightening.

Andy Ellis

Fixed costs reform: On the right track?

12 October 2017By

LJ Jackson’s latest proposal elicits positives and pitfalls.

eurojigsaw

First-mover advantage for firms that adapt to Brexit world

6 October 2017By Peter Noyce

Cross-border connectivity will help law firms prosper post-Brexit.

James bell

The NAO does not understand clinical negligence

5 October 2017By James Bell

Clinical negligence lawyers everywhere will have been disappointed - albeit not surprised - by the findings of a long-awaited NAO report.

Richard allen

Costs: Poorly prepared for a revolution

2 October 2017By Richard Allen

The transformation of recoverable costs is anything but fixed.

White & Case

White & Case: the shape of things to come in SDT cases?

25 September 2017By Iain Miller, Sian Jones

Does the £250k fine mark a change in attitudes?

Robert buckland

Criminal justice: How best to stop economic crime

18 September 2017By Lloyd Firth, Leila Gaafar

Are those responsible for preventing and controlling economic crime really up to it?

Talk talk office

GDPR: Don't panic on data protection

18 September 2017By Sarah Williamson

What law firms must do to survive data regulation’s new dawn

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