Flexible working hours have returned to the Ministry of Justice’s agenda

The ability for our lawyers to have flexible working hours is important to Contax Law. We recognise the benefits of our contractors having more autonomy over their working life. It allows people to balance their work schedules with their personal obligations and reduces commuting time and expenses. These benefits are not just relevant to the[…]

How to manage a geographically-dispersed department

This article was written by Caroline Spiezio for Corporate Counsel and can be found at: https://www.law.com/corpcounsel/2018/11/07/a-legal-team-geographically-divided-how-to-manage-a-dispersed-department/ Amazon is hardly the first company to geographically disperse employees in recent years, a transition that’s left many GCs attempting to manage staff around the country and globe. According to a report in the Wall Street Journal reported, Amazon is[…]

Can AI be criminally accountable?

This article was written by Theo Richardson-Gool for Legal Cheek and can be found at: https://www.legalcheek.com/lc-journal-posts/can-ai-be-criminally-accountable Artificial intelligence (AI) takes decisions away from humans, but who is accountable? Do different legal standards apply to AI? Can AI be criminally accountable? Is a human-based legal system fit for autonomous machines? Initially, it seems logical, for example, that[…]

How to overcome a bad first impression

A New Yale Study Says You Can Overcome a Bad First Impression By Doing This 1 Simple Thing This article was written by Scott Mautz  for Thrive Global and can be found at https://www.thriveglobal.com/stories/47744-a-new-yale-study-says-you-can-overcome-a-bad-first-impression-by-doing-this-1-simple-thing We all want to manage impressions of ourselves (except for those who truly don’t care or who appear on CBS’s Big Brother). We don’t[…]

In-house lawyers expect artificial intelligence to cut firms’ bills

This article was written by Michael Cross for the Law Gazette and can be found at https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/in-house-lawyers-expect-artificial-intelligence-to-cut-firms-bills-/5067832.article 75% of GCs expect to benefit from lower fees, improved quality and faster turnaround times – report. Three quarters of in-house counsel expect firms to cut their bills by adopting new technologies – but more than a third do[…]

Companies Are Spending More and More on Cybersecurity

This article was written by Dan Clark for Corporate Counsel and can be found at: https://www.law.com/corpcounsel/2018/10/17/companies-are-spending-more-and-more-on-cybersecurity-report-says/ The BDO Global advisory report is the result of a survey of approximately 140 members of boards of directors from 100 publicly traded companies. Companies are spending more and more on their cybersecurity, according to a report released on[…]

Flexible lawyering start-up Lexoo secures $4.4m for business development overhaul

This article was written by Tom Baker for Legal Business. The original article can be found at: https://www.legalbusiness.co.uk/blogs/part-of-a-wider-trend-flexible-lawyering-start-up-lexoo-secures-4-4m-for-business-development-overhaul/ Often described as the legal equivalent of Uber, flexible lawyering start-up Lexoo has secured $4.4m in financing to overhaul its global business development. The backing has been led by investment house Earlybird with additional financing from Forward Partners[…]

GCs Expect More Cybersecurity Responsibility

This article was written by Sol Dolor for Australasian Lawyer. The original article was found via: https://www.australasianlawyer.com.au/news/gcs-expect-more-cybersecurity-responsibility-249663.aspx   In-house lawyers are bracing for a bigger role in cybersecurity, particularly compliance, in the next year, according to new data. A survey from the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) reveals that 67% of in-house lawyers expect their teams have more[…]

Facebook’s GDPR Challenge and the Conundrum of Consent

This article was written by Ian Lopez for Legaltechnews. The original article can be found at: https://www.law.com/legaltechnews/2018/05/04/facebooks-gdpr-challenge-and-the-conundrum-of-consent/?kw=Facebook%27s%20GDPR%20Challenge%20and%20the%20Conundrum%20of%20Consent&et=editorial&bu=Law%20Technology%20News&cn=20180509&src=EMC-Email&pt=Editor%27s%20Pick Previously a looming afterthought for compliance professionals and siren song for privacy experts, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was cast under a new spotlight in the congressional hearings of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in wake of the Cambridge Analytica[…]

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[…]