3 Ways the GDPR Will Change How Legal Professionals Work

This article was written by Ben Hancock for CorporateCounsel. The original article can be found at: https://www.law.com/corpcounsel/2018/05/02/3-ways-the-gdpr-will-change-how-legal-professionals-work/?kw=3%20Ways%20the%20GDPR%20Will%20Change%20How%20Legal%20Professionals%20Work&et=editorial&bu=Corporate%20Counsel&cn=20180502&src=EMC-Email&pt=AfternoonUpdate It’s no secret that the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is overhauling how companies must deal with personal data. But the massive law, which takes effect May 25, is also creating big changes for the way lawyers and other legal professionals[…]

The Promise and Reality of Legal Tech

This article was written by Abbott Martin for Corporate Counsel. The original article can be found at: https://www.law.com/insidecounsel/2018/04/12/the-promise-and-reality-of-legal-tech/?kw=The%20Promise%20and%20Reality%20of%20Legal%20Tech&et=editorial&bu=Corporate%20Counsel&cn=20180423&src=EMC-Email&pt=InsideCommentary The news is filled with stories highlighting the promise of new technologies—machine learning, AI, blockchain—for the practice of law. Unfortunately, legal department experience with technology has not continually matched the headline aspiration. In fact, less than half of legal department users think[…]

What Role Can GCs Play on Brexit?

This article was written by Thomas Sturge for The Lawyer. The original article can be found at: https://www.thelawyer.com/brexit-general-counsel/ Despite recent Brexit developments, uncertainty remains over the UK’s future relationship with the EU. Large companies are responding to this uncertainty by triggering their contingency plans. According to a survey of 100 large UK listed and unlisted companies,[…]

In-House Counsel Can Start to Close the Gap on Equal Pay

This article was written by Caroline Spiezio for Corporate Counsel. The original article can be found at: https://goo.gl/QMMer9 Four months into 2018, the average American woman will have finally caught up to the pay an average U.S. man earned by the end of 2017. April 10 is Equal Pay Day, meant to remind Americans of the wage gap between men and women[…]

BigLaw “Innovation Gap”?

This article was written by Roy Strom for Corporate Counsel. The original article can be found at: https://www.law.com/corpcounsel/2018/03/28/big-talk-little-action-survey-details-big-law-innovation-gap/?kw=Big%20Talk%2C%20Little%20Action?%20Survey%20Details%20Big%20Law%20%27Innovation%20Gap%27&et=editorial&bu=Corporate%20Counsel&cn=20180328&src=EMC-Email&pt=AfternoonUpdate.  Talk of transforming the legal marketplace is often predicated on new or soon-to-be new technologies that promise to make the practice of law more efficient. Artificial intelligence will do better legal research. Knowledge management systems will put your best work product at your[…]

10 Tips for Lawyers on LinkedIn

Article Written by the Clio Team for clio.com’s blog. Original article can be found here: https://www.clio.com/uk/blog/10-linkedin-profile-tips-for-lawyers/  LinkedIn is one of the most powerful social networking tools available for lawyers, thanks to its unique concentration of professionals prepared for networking. According to the American Bar Association’s 2016 Legal Technology Survey, nearly 80 percent  of law firms maintain a[…]

SRA Speaks Out Against Misuse of NDAs

Article written by Tom Baker for Legal Business Online. It was originally published on 12th March 2018 and can be found via: https://www.legalbusiness.co.uk/blogs/metoo-sra-puts-foot-down-on-non-disclosure-agreements/ With the profession rocking from multiple allegations of sexual harassment against law firm partners recently, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has today (12 March) taken action to combat the misuse of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs). In a[…]

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[…]

Honour Killings

As “dynamically interrelated” concepts, the maintenance of honour and the evasion of shame can be perceived as a cyclical process – “honour relates to the behaviour expected of members of a particular community, while shame is associated with transgressions against these expectations”. As a public display of patriarchal power, underlying these killings is the often[…]