The time is now for law firms to invest in new tech and delivery methods, says bank boss

The time for just talking about new ways of doing things in the law is over as clients “turn their backs on the pricing and delivery models that law firms have traditionally sold them”, a leading banker has warned the profession. James Tsolakis, head of the legal sector at NatWest, said: “A palpable shift in[…]


Carillion investors mull legal action

Shareholders are exploring legal action against Carillion in the wake of the company’s collapse as pressure mounts on the former directors and its auditor to answer questions about its demise. A leading litigation fund told The Daily Telegraph that it had fielded calls from shareholders demanding an investigation into the ­business, amid accusations that its directors had[…]

Job: Derivatives and Trading Lawyer

We working with one of the leading asset management firms in London who are seeking a Junior Derivatives and Trading Lawyer for a 6-month contract, beginning mid to late February. It is a broad and challenging role covering OTC derivatives (cleared and non-cleared), exchange traded derivatives, securities lending (fixed income as well as equities), repo[…]


The big questions around automation

Technology is evolving so fast that sometimes it’s hard to comprehend the enormity of what’s now possible. In just a few years, we’ve grown used to having a world of knowledge in the palm of our hand, instant connectivity with nearly anybody around the world, and the power to broadcast our thoughts to thousands of[…]


2018 will usher in the green cryptocurrency revolution

Blockchain technology will help eco businesses and consumers to transform financial markets. Headlines sounding the death knell of fossil fuels and the internal combustion engine do not quite add up to the birth of a global green economy. For that, we need green money as much as we need clean technology. Far too often, buying[…]


New rivalries emerge as law firms race to innovate ahead of GDPR deadline

New regulation is often said to stifle business. The opposite is happening for legal services providers in response to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will kick in next year. The GDPR changes how companies that do business in Europe can share and store personal data. It is also providing a glimpse into what a legal[…]


Riding Post-Brexit E-Discovery Growth, Morae Global Offers RelativityOne in UK

The demand for managed e-discovery services heats up across the Atlantic as the UK gears up for a split from the EU, and the upcoming GDPR Reviewing a potential array of new national laws while tackling current and upcoming EU regulations is leaving many U.K. attorneys without moment’s rest. So it’s little surprise that managed legal technology services companies[…]


Banking 2018: Trends & Conclusions

The past year has witnessed great change in the landscape of the banking sector, with the decrease in deal volume and the proliferation of alternative sources of financing continuing to affect the market. Traditional lenders have also faced the challenges brought by the rise of fintech, with developments such as peer-to-peer lending, blockchain and digital[…]