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PayPulling Out: PayPal pulls out of Facebook’s cryptocurrency

PayPulling Out: PayPal pulls out of Facebook’s cryptocurrency

PayPal announces its decision to pull out of …

Now You See It, Now You Don’t: A look at the “CumEx” scandal

Now You See It, Now You Don’t: A look at the “CumEx” scandal

Involving an extensive network of bankers, tax lawyers …

Growth Continues: Dentons plants seeds in Argentina and Uruguay

Growth Continues: Dentons plants seeds in Argentina and Uruguay

Dentons (the world’s largest law firm by headcount) …

ElectroLinks: Magic Circle firm Linklaters has introduced digital training contract offers
Evershedding the Old Ways: Eversheds Sutherland sets BAME targets for UK practice

Evershedding the Old Ways: Eversheds Sutherland sets BAME targets for UK practice

Eversheds Sutherland has released BAME targets for its …

Punishing Poor Pensions: The Investment Association cracks down on pension schemes

Punishing Poor Pensions: The Investment Association cracks down on pension schemes

The Investment Association (IA) have decided to issue …

Hala at Me: Careem launches new e-hailing service called Hala

Hala at Me: Careem launches new e-hailing service called Hala

Careem, on a joint venture with the Roads …

Pounding the Market: Poundland’s road to an IPO

Pounding the Market: Poundland’s road to an IPO

Poundland’s parent company, Pepco Group is considering an …

Spurred On: Tottenham Hotspur refinance stadium debt

Spurred On: Tottenham Hotspur refinance stadium debt

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) have refinanced loans used to …

Permanently Grounded: Travel giant Thomas Cook collapses

Permanently Grounded: Travel giant Thomas Cook collapses

British global travel group Thomas Cook has filed …

Bunking with the Public: AirBnB announces it will make an IPO as it plans to go public

Bunking with the Public: AirBnB announces it will make an IPO as it plans to go public

AirBnB, the home-sharing rental business, has announced that …

Given the Boot: M&S drops out of the FTSE 100

Given the Boot: M&S drops out of the FTSE 100

In early September the retailer Marks & Spencer …

All the Wage: Low levels of unemployment boosts wage growth

All the Wage: Low levels of unemployment boosts wage growth

Unemployment levels in the UK fell in the …

Going Vegan: How British brands are capitalising on veganism

Going Vegan: How British brands are capitalising on veganism

Vegan products are transforming British brands with more …

5G-Wheel Drive: 5G could finally put fully autonomous cars on the road

5G-Wheel Drive: 5G could finally put fully autonomous cars on the road

University researchers’ efforts with 5G now allow data …

Deliver-sued: Deliveroo ad banned for being misleading

Deliver-sued: Deliveroo ad banned for being misleading

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned a …

Overlooking Privacy: YouTube fined $170m for collecting children’s personal data

Overlooking Privacy: YouTube fined $170m for collecting children’s personal data

The Federal Trade Commission recently fined YouTube a …

WeDon’tWork: The real estate company WeWork looks to launch an IPO

WeDon’tWork: The real estate company WeWork looks to launch an IPO

WeWork, the office sharing company which leases office …

Yours Electronically: The Law Commission confirms electronic signatures are legally valid

Yours Electronically: The Law Commission confirms electronic signatures are legally valid

The Law Commission has stated that electronic signatures …

Too Traditional: Law Firms “incorporating” new business models

Too Traditional: Law Firms “incorporating” new business models

Law firms are moving away from the traditional …

Be There or Be Scared: Eversheds Sutherland debuts “Techtember” to dispel its lawyers’ fear of IT

Be There or Be Scared: Eversheds Sutherland debuts “Techtember” to dispel its lawyers’ fear of IT

Eversheds Sutherland is currently hosting a month-long training program to …

The end is near: PPI claims deadline approaches and will have big effects on the industry

The end is near: PPI claims deadline approaches and will have big effects on the industry

On the 29th August, UK’s financial regulators brought …

Connect Five: UK telecommunications companies to gain more rights to deploy 5G equipment

Connect Five: UK telecommunications companies to gain more rights to deploy 5G equipment

Telecoms operators will be given enhanced rights to …

Cheers to That: BrewDog considers issuing £10m bond with “annual payment in beer”
In it for the Internet: TalkTalk and Vodafone in legal action over BT’s ethernet controls
The Italian Stall-ion: Political upheaval in Italy

The Italian Stall-ion: Political upheaval in Italy

Italy’s 66th post-war government (since 1945) collapsed after …

LittleLaw looks at… Prostitution in the UK

LittleLaw looks at… Prostitution in the UK

Since 2014, Holbeck in Leeds has permitted sex …

Justice Calling: HMCTS centralised hubs respond to calls within 30 seconds

Justice Calling: HMCTS centralised hubs respond to calls within 30 seconds

The launch of centralised hubs to dispense justice …

Eating Up the Competition: JustEat join with Dutch company in £9bn merger

Eating Up the Competition: JustEat join with Dutch company in £9bn merger

JustEat and Takeaway.com merge to create the second …

Class Dismissed: The commercial spillovers of prorogation

Class Dismissed: The commercial spillovers of prorogation

The effects of prorogation are not only present …

Hey Siri, Stop Listening: Apple regularly hears confidential details on Siri

Hey Siri, Stop Listening: Apple regularly hears confidential details on Siri

Apple contractors regularly hear confidential details on Siri …

Brits & Brussels: UK Lawyers take up Belgian citizenship

Brits & Brussels: UK Lawyers take up Belgian citizenship

British lawyers based in Brussels are taking Belgian …

Business with Burford: Burford Capital alleges “illegal manipulation” of shares

Business with Burford: Burford Capital alleges “illegal manipulation” of shares

The litigation funder claims illegal manipulation of its …

Saving Face: Facebook loses facial recognition appeal

Saving Face: Facebook loses facial recognition appeal

Facebook’s appeal against a class action case has …

Not-So High Flyers: Hong Kong airport cancels flights due to protests

Not-So High Flyers: Hong Kong airport cancels flights due to protests

Thousands of anti-government protesters staged a mass sit-in …

Risky Business: Dentons bite back with launch of risk consulting business

Risky Business: Dentons bite back with launch of risk consulting business

Dentons, the world’s largest law firm by number …

Timely Tourists: UK visitors take advantage of the weak pound

Timely Tourists: UK visitors take advantage of the weak pound

The number of tourists visiting the UK is …

Every Little Job Cut Helps: Tesco announces 4,500 cuts as it overhauls Metro stores

Every Little Job Cut Helps: Tesco announces 4,500 cuts as it overhauls Metro stores

Tesco, Britain’s largest private sector employer, has announced …

Puny Pound: The pound hits its lowest value since 2016

Puny Pound: The pound hits its lowest value since 2016

The pound fell against major world currencies on …

An Evolving Beast: Cybercrime in financial services

An Evolving Beast: Cybercrime in financial services

With the number of large-scale and successful cyber …

Cleaning House: Unilever warns it will sell brands which are harmful to society

Cleaning House: Unilever warns it will sell brands which are harmful to society

Unilever threatens to sell brands without positive social …

ET Vodafone Home: Vodafone sell off mobile masts

ET Vodafone Home: Vodafone sell off mobile masts

Vodafone to sell off 60,000 mobile masts for …

Open Court: Trial documents are now accessible to the public

Open Court: Trial documents are now accessible to the public

A Supreme Court verdict has ruled that documents …

Two-Faced App: UK Watchdog monitoring privacy concerns over FaceApp

Two-Faced App: UK Watchdog monitoring privacy concerns over FaceApp

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is considering allegations …

A Rising Star: China’s Nasdaq-style board, “Star market”, opens

A Rising Star: China’s Nasdaq-style board, “Star market”, opens

China recently launched its most liberal and independent …

It’s a NetFix: Arron Banks threatens Netflix with legal action over new documentary

It’s a NetFix: Arron Banks threatens Netflix with legal action over new documentary

The billionaire businessman and Brexit campaign funder Arron …

A Tip of the Red Hat: IBM closes Red Hat acquisition for $34 billion

A Tip of the Red Hat: IBM closes Red Hat acquisition for $34 billion

International Business Machines Corp (IBM) has made the …

The Intelligent Choice: Thomson Reuters acquires HighQ

The Intelligent Choice: Thomson Reuters acquires HighQ

Thomson Reuters, the multinational media and information company, …

The NewLaw Race: BCLP launches ‘BCLP Cubed’ service delivery business

The NewLaw Race: BCLP launches ‘BCLP Cubed’ service delivery business

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) recently announced that …

Serco Scandal: The Big Four to see heightened regulations

Serco Scandal: The Big Four to see heightened regulations

Following a six-year criminal investigation into fraud and …

Back To School – Eversheds Sutherland launches LegalTech Training

Back To School – Eversheds Sutherland launches LegalTech Training

Global leader Eversheds Sutherland have announced a new …

Can He Fix It? Yes He Can: Government’s plans for fixed recoverable costs

Can He Fix It? Yes He Can: Government’s plans for fixed recoverable costs

Following the recommendations of Sir Rupert Jackson, a …

An IPO Launch: Virgin Galactic goes public

An IPO Launch: Virgin Galactic goes public

Richard Branson has listed Virgin Galactic publicly in …

Welcome to FaceBank: Facebook Coin’s challenge to Global Banking

Welcome to FaceBank: Facebook Coin’s challenge to Global Banking

Facebook’s plan to operate its own digital currency …

Failure 4 All: The “Big Four” fail to meet audit quality targets

Failure 4 All: The “Big Four” fail to meet audit quality targets

A report by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) …

An LLB in AI: How AI in law is the changing role of future lawyers

An LLB in AI: How AI in law is the changing role of future lawyers

Technology is changing the culture and foundation of …

Crypto Clampdown: FCA consults on proposed ban of cryptocurrency products

Crypto Clampdown: FCA consults on proposed ban of cryptocurrency products

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has opened a …

Listing Market Liberalisation: The London-Shanghai Stock-Connect goes live!

Listing Market Liberalisation: The London-Shanghai Stock-Connect goes live!

The long-awaited London-Shanghai Stock Connect finally launched in …

Cutting Corners: Discrimination failures due to legal aid cuts

Cutting Corners: Discrimination failures due to legal aid cuts

Legal aid cuts mean discrimination victims cannot get …

A Scandinavian Scandal: Another Nordic banking boss goes out the window

A Scandinavian Scandal: Another Nordic banking boss goes out the window

Swedbank has become the second Scandinavian bank to …

Too Hungry?: The CMA presses pause on Amazon’s Deliveroo investment

Too Hungry?: The CMA presses pause on Amazon’s Deliveroo investment

The Competition and Markets Authority (UK’s competition regulator) …

United States of Monzo: Monzo launches in the US

United States of Monzo: Monzo launches in the US

Monzo (the UK-based trending ‘challenger’ bank) has set …

A Penny for your Thoughts? The Law Society charges £60 an hour for careers advice

A Penny for your Thoughts? The Law Society charges £60 an hour for careers advice

The Law Society, the paid solicitor’s membership body, …

Cleaning House: Money laundering & the legal profession

Cleaning House: Money laundering & the legal profession

Following a recent review, 26 law firms have …

Saving Small Businesses: MP Group Pushes for Commercial Banking Reform

Saving Small Businesses: MP Group Pushes for Commercial Banking Reform

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG, an independent organisation …

Virtually There: Linklaters launches a virtual reality internship

Virtually There: Linklaters launches a virtual reality internship

Linklaters’ new ‘virtual internship’ looks to aid social …

A Call for Change: Ofcom wants to end overpaying for phone contracts

A Call for Change: Ofcom wants to end overpaying for phone contracts

Internet and phone providers will now have to …

Access for All: Regulators championing lawtech to increase access to justice

Access for All: Regulators championing lawtech to increase access to justice

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is going to …

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 …

Listening In: Huawei Forced out of Countries’ 5G Networks over Fears of Espionage
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 …

Netflix Suffering Turbulent Times

Netflix Suffering Turbulent Times

EasyJet is suing Netflix for using the title …

KIT KATastrophe: Kit Kat’s breaks off EU legal battle