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With the European Unified Patent System only six months away, Legal Week Intelligence analyses the findings of its latest study into the new system's implications
25 Oct 2013 | 00:00
Law firms in Hong Kong may soon be permitted to operate as alternative business structures (ABS) under reforms similar to those that have transformed the UK legal market. The Hong Kong Law Society is currently studying the ABS model, which in the U...
13 Sep 2013 | 00:00 |
With risk and compliance policies on the forefront of companies' minds, many are taking steps to make sure they comply with new rules or face penalties. Helen Mooney and Caroline Hill look at the steps many businesses are taking
03 May 2013 | 00:00 |
With the threat of online crime rising - as well as the fear among law firms - Legal Week Intelligence takes an in-depth look at the problems and solutions to computer hacking
03 May 2013 | 00:00 |
Laws which will pave the way for deferred prosecution agreements (DPAs) in England and Wales have been given Royal Assent. Schedule 16 of the Crime and Courts Bill, which was passed into law last week (25 April), contains provisions for a prosecuto...
01 May 2013 | 00:00 |
A round-up of the best legal briefings in Legal Week Law from the past three months
26 Apr 2013 | 00:00 |
The UK's political leaders this week reached broad agreement over a new system to regulate the press, but many lawyers remain unconvinced of the merits of the proposed reforms. The agreement, announced on Monday (18 March) after lengthy talks that ...
22 Mar 2013 | 00:00 |
From the beginning of April, for the first time, lawyers will be able to conduct litigation before the English courts in return for a share of any damages. The introduction of contingency fees, or damages-based agreements (DBAs) as they are now called...
15 Mar 2013 | 00:00 |
The High Court has thrown out a challenge to the new fixed costs structure for personal injury claims, after the Government pushed through reforms which are set to have a significant impact on the earnings of law firms handling employers' liability, p...
04 Mar 2013 | 12:34 |
BT has become one of the largest UK companies to launch a legal services arm, with the telecoms giant today (4 March) awarded its alternative business structure (ABS) licence by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA). BT Law launches today to pr...
04 Mar 2013 | 00:05 |
Dubai is back in business, and all signs point to this. The tourism industry is booming, hotels are fully occupied, retail is flourishing, stock market screens are predominantly green, the real estate market is finally improving and government finance...
01 Mar 2013 | 00:00 |
The Conservative Party's proposals for press regulation – released this week in the form of a draft royal charter – have met with a mixed reaction from media lawyers. The plans, which were drawn up independently of coalition partners the Libera...
15 Feb 2013 | 00:00 |
Bristol firm Lyons Davidson has denied that it is in talks with Admiral Insurance about a takeover of its business, following press reports over the weekend that the insurer was looking to buy the firm. The specialist claims firm, which has more th...
28 Jan 2013 | 16:09 |
The Supreme Court has ruled against extending legal professional privilege (LPP) to accountants, in a closely watched case relating to tax advice. By a majority of five to two, the court confirmed that LPP can only apply to advice provided by solic...
23 Jan 2013 | 11:44 |
After summer 2012's relative lull, Legal Week Law saw an eventful three months as business activity across the legal and commercial sectors picked up. Indeed, following November's flurry of regulatory developments – including the publication of the ...
18 Jan 2013 | 00:00 |
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