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Fake news: what can the law do?

Last year, stories circulated on social media about James Haskell, the England international rugby star. They varied in detail. One suggested Haskell had died of a drug overdose, while another accused him of selling drugs suggesting his career as a rugby player was finished. What the stories shared in common was that they were all[…]

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[…]

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The Lethal Injection in the United States

Believed to be a more humane and less expensive method of execution, lethal injection is the practice of killing an individual using a lethal dose of drugs administered intravenously, which involves firstly anaesthetising the individual, followed by a paralytic agent, before stopping the heart. Known as “Carson’s Cocktail”, this “deadly mixture” was devised by a[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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In-house lawyers: Are scorecards the answer for law firm collaboration?

In-House lawyers have put collaboration, communication and clarification with partner firms at the top of their to-do list. At an early morning roundtable in London The Lawyer, in conjunction with HighQ, gathered with a number of prominent figures in legal operations to discuss the big trends and how the relationship between businesses and firms has evolved.[…]

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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[…]

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The firm with highest concentration of tech staff is… Slaughter and May

Slaughter and May has more technology-focused staff per fee-earner than any other top 100 firm ranked in this year’s UK 200: Business Services report, The Lawyer can reveal. In 2016/17 Slaughters had a total of 84 technology staff to 754 fee-earners, a ratio of nine to one. Collectively, in this year’s report 139 firms provided data on their[…]