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Moving On: The FCA and Bank of England encourage banks to let go of LIBOR

Moving On: The FCA and Bank of England encourage banks to let go of LIBOR

Two years after Andrew Baily, head of the …

Big 4 Break Up? Competition watchdogs suggest accountancy firms shake-up

Big 4 Break Up? Competition watchdogs suggest accountancy firms shake-up

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has recommended …

A Sigh of Relief: High street retail giant Arcadia Group hobbles on

A Sigh of Relief: High street retail giant Arcadia Group hobbles on

The fashion retail giant Arcadia Group (owning the …

Phone a Friend: Russia provides 5G lifeline for Huawei

Phone a Friend: Russia provides 5G lifeline for Huawei

Huawei and MTS (a Russian telecom firm) have …

Facing Facts: The Need for Regulation of Facial Recognition

Facing Facts: The Need for Regulation of Facial Recognition

There has been a call for greater regulation …

The Crypto Craze: Facebook To Launch Its Own Cryptocurrency

The Crypto Craze: Facebook To Launch Its Own Cryptocurrency

This week, Facebook plans to reveal details of …

A Steely Resolve: British Steel Enters Compulsory Liquidation

A Steely Resolve: British Steel Enters Compulsory Liquidation

Last month, the High Court put British Steel …

No Obstacle for Obelisk: CMS Team up with Obelisk to Improve Flexible Working

No Obstacle for Obelisk: CMS Team up with Obelisk to Improve Flexible Working

Obelisk announces a formal partnership with CMS offering …

Revolutionising Recruitment: Rare Launched New ‘Vantage’ Platform

Revolutionising Recruitment: Rare Launched New ‘Vantage’ Platform

The graduate recruitment specialist Rare has launched a …

Walk This Way: Criminal Barristers Plan National Walkout

Walk This Way: Criminal Barristers Plan National Walkout

Criminal barristers in England and Wales have voted …

New Kid on the Block(chain): Land Registry Turns to New Technology

New Kid on the Block(chain): Land Registry Turns to New Technology

Blockchain is a newer type of ledger that …

Diverse Decision-Making: How Diversity on Boards Can Help Organisations

Diverse Decision-Making: How Diversity on Boards Can Help Organisations

Companies are starting to understand the benefits of …

Innovation Incubation: Slaughter & May Launches New Legal Tech Program

Innovation Incubation: Slaughter & May Launches New Legal Tech Program

The Magic Circle firm has selected 6 start-ups …

Last Orders: Jamie’s Italian goes into Administration

Last Orders: Jamie’s Italian goes into Administration

Jamie Oliver’s restaurant group, including Jamie’s Italian, Fifteen …

Moving the Bar: New Bar Course on the Horizon

Moving the Bar: New Bar Course on the Horizon

A new two-part Bar course by the Inns …

Progress: Women Making History at Ashurst

Progress: Women Making History at Ashurst

Ashurst has promoted 21 of its lawyers to …

Breaking Up Boutiques: Linklaters Announces the Creation of its New Sports Group

Breaking Up Boutiques: Linklaters Announces the Creation of its New Sports Group

Linklaters recently announced the establishment of a new …

Not All Fun and Games: Toys R Us Drowning Under Legal Bills

Not All Fun and Games: Toys R Us Drowning Under Legal Bills

Having gone into administration last year, Toys R …

A Two-Pronged Attack: GCs Take Action for Diversity

A Two-Pronged Attack: GCs Take Action for Diversity

Over 170 general counsel have published what they …

Time is Not Money: Clifford Chance May Scrap Billable Hours

Time is Not Money: Clifford Chance May Scrap Billable Hours

Clifford Chance is scrapping billable hours for trainees …

Bad Advertising: Online political advertising needs new regulation

Bad Advertising: Online political advertising needs new regulation

The Electoral Commission has said that new legislation …

So Call Me, Maybe: HMRC ordered to delete voice records of 5 million people

So Call Me, Maybe: HMRC ordered to delete voice records of 5 million people

HMRC launched a voice ID system for telephone …

Explaining the Gender Pay Gap: Why is it happening and what can be done?

Explaining the Gender Pay Gap: Why is it happening and what can be done?

Littler Mendelson (the largest US-based employment law firm) …

The Land of the Rising Fund: Goldman Applies for a Tokyo Banking Licence

The Land of the Rising Fund: Goldman Applies for a Tokyo Banking Licence

Leading global investment bank Goldman Sachs has recently …

Legally United: The Proposed Unionisation of the Legal Profession

Legally United: The Proposed Unionisation of the Legal Profession

Barristers, solicitors and others within the legal profession …

Send to All: Facebook has Harvested the Email Contacts of 1.5 Million Users

Send to All: Facebook has Harvested the Email Contacts of 1.5 Million Users

Facebook claims that it “unintentionally” copied the email …

Failure to Fund: Law Firm Insolvencies Continue to Rise

Failure to Fund: Law Firm Insolvencies Continue to Rise

An increasing number of law firms are becoming …

Transatlantic Tolerance: UK Too Lenient on Corporate Crime

Transatlantic Tolerance: UK Too Lenient on Corporate Crime

A recent report from watchdog Corruption Watch has …

Equal Partners: Herbert Smith Freehills Sets Female Partnership Target

Equal Partners: Herbert Smith Freehills Sets Female Partnership Target

Silver circle law firm Herbert Smith Freehills sets …

Litigation Luck: Therium raises £325m to take it over the $1bn mark

Litigation Luck: Therium raises £325m to take it over the $1bn mark

Therium, a leading global provider of litigation funding, …

Grocery Liability: Morrisons appeal to Supreme Court over Data Breach

Grocery Liability: Morrisons appeal to Supreme Court over Data Breach

The Supreme Court has granted permission to Morrisons …

Fake Friends: MPs Call for a Ban on McKenzie Friends

Fake Friends: MPs Call for a Ban on McKenzie Friends

Following a recent High Court judgment, the chair …

Eye on the Mind: A Look at Mental Health Problems in the Legal Profession

Eye on the Mind: A Look at Mental Health Problems in the Legal Profession

Recent years has seen an increased focus on …

Strike for the Greater Good: Solicitor Struck off for Dishonesty

Strike for the Greater Good: Solicitor Struck off for Dishonesty

The High Court has overturned a tribunal decision …

When Sharing Isn’t Caring: Facebook’s Data Dilemma

When Sharing Isn’t Caring: Facebook’s Data Dilemma

Facebook’s data-sharing deals with 150 major technology companies …

A Social Outcast: Lush quits Social Media

A Social Outcast: Lush quits Social Media

Lush UK is quitting social media, stating that …

Hi-tech High Tops: Nike Seeks to Trademark “Footware”

Hi-tech High Tops: Nike Seeks to Trademark “Footware”

Sportswear company Nike has filed to trademark the …

Card Payments: Mastercard faces £14 billion class action lawsuit

Card Payments: Mastercard faces £14 billion class action lawsuit

As a consequence of the Consumer Rights Act …

Lawyers For Hire: Law Firms Have Started to Embrace the Gig Economy

Lawyers For Hire: Law Firms Have Started to Embrace the Gig Economy

Leading law firms are setting up networks of …

A Difference to NOTICE: City firms urged to set ‘aspirational’ BAME retention targets

A Difference to NOTICE: City firms urged to set ‘aspirational’ BAME retention targets

Law firm diversity network NOTICED has published its …

The Sound of Silence: Concerns over UK’s Delay in Airbus Corruption Prosecution

The Sound of Silence: Concerns over UK’s Delay in Airbus Corruption Prosecution

The UK government faces criticism as it is …

Rules on Rebellion: Climate Protests Raising Issues of Lawfulness

Rules on Rebellion: Climate Protests Raising Issues of Lawfulness

Over 750 people have been arrested so far …

Providing for Parents: International Law Firms Reviewing Parental Policies

Providing for Parents: International Law Firms Reviewing Parental Policies

After releasing their latest gender pay gap figures, …

Missing the Goldman Facts: Goldman Sachs Fined by the FCA

Missing the Goldman Facts: Goldman Sachs Fined by the FCA

US investment bank Goldman Sachs has been fined …

Prepare for Turbulence: Boeing Cut Monthly Production of Its Aircraft

Prepare for Turbulence: Boeing Cut Monthly Production of Its Aircraft

Aircraft manufacturing giant Boeing has announced plans to …

Reignite My Fire: Slaughter & May and Eight Others Join a Diversity Hiring Scheme

Reignite My Fire: Slaughter & May and Eight Others Join a Diversity Hiring Scheme

Slaughter and May are among nine new firms …

Coping with Competition: FCA Uses its Competition Enforcement Powers

Coping with Competition: FCA Uses its Competition Enforcement Powers

For the first time ever the Financial Conduct …

New Silk Road: Next stop – Italy

New Silk Road: Next stop – Italy

Italy becomes the first developed economy and the …

Highway to Heaven: Uber accelerates toward Careem

Highway to Heaven: Uber accelerates toward Careem

Uber will acquire its Middle Eastern rival ‘Careem’ …

Rapidly Descending: Icelandic airline Wow Air goes bust

Rapidly Descending: Icelandic airline Wow Air goes bust

Following its failure to secure funds from investors, …

Developing Diversity: Clifford Chance releases more diversity figures than legally required

Developing Diversity: Clifford Chance releases more diversity figures than legally required

Clifford Chance has opted to release sexuality, ethnicity …

Business as Usual: UK and Switzerland Ratify Trade Deal

Business as Usual: UK and Switzerland Ratify Trade Deal

The UK and Switzerland’s relationship continues to blossom …

What Do You Meme?: EU Directive Strengthens Copyright Law

What Do You Meme?: EU Directive Strengthens Copyright Law

The new EU Directive has been passed, which …

China’s Olive Branch: China Passes New Foreign Investment Laws

China’s Olive Branch: China Passes New Foreign Investment Laws

China has passed new foreign investment laws aiming …

The Private Network: Facebook Makes Changes to Become More of a Privacy-Focused Platform

The Private Network: Facebook Makes Changes to Become More of a Privacy-Focused Platform

Mark Zuckerberg (CEO of Facebook) has recently outlined …

M&S Goes Shopping: Supermarket agrees Ocado deal

M&S Goes Shopping: Supermarket agrees Ocado deal

M&S has agreed to a £750 million food …

Linklaters Leads The Way: Magic Circle Firm Increases Female Partnership by 20 Percent

Linklaters Leads The Way: Magic Circle Firm Increases Female Partnership by 20 Percent

Linklaters has promoted 33 of its lawyers this …

Ready for Lyft off: Transport Company Goes Public

Ready for Lyft off: Transport Company Goes Public

Lyft are set to go public with an …

Article 62: Brexit’s Silver bullet?

Article 62: Brexit’s Silver bullet?

MPs have suggested that Article 62 of the …

On the Road to Success: Rivals BMW and Daimler Enter into a Joint Venture

On the Road to Success: Rivals BMW and Daimler Enter into a Joint Venture

The two rival German car manufacturers, BMW and …

Stream Wars: Spotify versus Apple

Stream Wars: Spotify versus Apple

Apple is under investigation by the European Commission …

You Show Me Yours: The New Disclosure Pilot Scheme

You Show Me Yours: The New Disclosure Pilot Scheme

A two-year pilot of new civil disclosure rules …

Hermes’ Gigs and Benefits

Hermes’ Gigs and Benefits

Hermes (a parcel delivery company) confirms its “groundbreaking” …

Boeing… You’re Grounded

Boeing… You’re Grounded

Boeing’s best-selling 737 Max Aircraft has been grounded …

Costs of Competition: Google receives a £1.3 billion fine

Costs of Competition: Google receives a £1.3 billion fine

Google has been fined £1.28 billion by the …

Time to Talk about NDAs

Time to Talk about NDAs

The government is planning to reform non-disclosure agreements …

LK Bennett: Another one bites the dust

LK Bennett: Another one bites the dust

After failing to find new financial backers, upmarket …