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KPMG has opened an associate law firm in Hong Kong

posted on 21st January 2019 by Kiara Kottegoda

KPMG has announced their latest expansion. The professional services firm has opened an associate law firm in Hong Kong, with future plans to open a further firm in Shanghai later this year. The Hong ... read more

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2019 marks 100 years of women in law

posted on 14th January 2019 by Kiara Kottegoda

2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919, which made it, for the first time, possible for women to qualify as barristers or solicitors. Four women from Oxbridge ... read more

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It is announced today that Elevate is to purchase UK-based flexible lawyer firm Halebury

posted on 8th January 2019 by Kiara Kottegoda

The US legal business Elevate has purchased the UK-based flexible lawyer firm Halebury, creating a combined business of over 1,000 staff and $70m in annual revenue. Halebury, as an ABS, will continue ... read more

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Will Brexit harm UK patent law?

posted on 7th January 2019 by Kiara Kottegoda

Patent lawyers from England and Wales are to visit the US this spring for a series of roadshows, aimed and sending across the message that their work will be unaffected by Brexit.  The roadshows will... read more

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Uber loses its latest appeal in UK employment case

posted on 2nd January 2019 by Kiara Kottegoda

On the 19th December 2018, the Court of Appeal handed down their judgement in Uber v Aslam, Farrar & Ors, concerning the legal status of their drivers. Uber was challenged by two drivers, Yaseen ... read more

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How Does Working In-House Differ from Private Practice?

posted on 17th December 2018 by Kiara Kottegoda

Working as an in-house lawyer tends to be seen as a very different experience than working in private practice. It is not only the environment or pay that differs, but also the type of work you are do... read more

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SRA have dropped plans to reduce PII minimum to £500,000

posted on 13th December 2018 by Kiara Kottegoda

The Solicitors Regulation Authority earlier this year planned to reduce the minimum cover of PII from £2 million to £500,000, after failing to do so back in 2014. However, it was confirmed earlier t... read more

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How is AI shaping the legal profession?

posted on 10th December 2018 by Kiara Kottegoda

Machine Learning is a type of data analytics founded on the idea that systems can learn from data and identify patterns in order to make decisions without the need for human involvement. Whether it is... read more

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Royal Mail’s General Counsel to join Easyjet

posted on 6th December 2018 by Kiara Kottegoda

Royal Mail’s General Counsel Maaike de Bie is to join Easyjet, taking the top legal spot in the company come mid-2019. Maaike will replace Daud Khan (partner at Clifford Chance) as General Couns... read more

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New “Hotline to your lawyer” app

posted on 3rd December 2018 by Kiara Kottegoda

A new legal services app called LegalDefence is to be piloted in the UK, offering legal advice on matters ranging from landlord and neighbour disputes to driving and parking offences. The LegalDefence... read more

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