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More than a quarter of general counsel would be unlikely to appoint a law firm to a panel or for a major piece of work if it did not have a form of low-cost support centre.
01 Oct 2014 | 10:07 |
Parliament has confirmed that the Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICAEW) will operate as a regulator of probate services and alternative business structures (ABSs) from September.
15 Aug 2014 | 14:25 |
Hong Kong Law Society president Ambrose Lam faces a vote of no confidence tomorrow night after he reportedly voiced support for a recently issued Beijing White Paper.
13 Aug 2014 | 00:05 |
Professional services leader EY has made another play in the legal market with the hire of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer partner Richard Norbruis.
03 Jun 2014 | 12:56 |
New law, future law, tomorrow's law – whatever your opinion on the buzzwords and faddish phrases regularly bandied about by prognosticators and futurologists, most within the profession are in agreement that the downturn has ushered in a new era for...
28 Apr 2014 | 14:25 |
More than 30% of law firms plan to increase their non-fee earner headcount over the next year , according to new research from the Royal Bank of Scotland.
27 Mar 2014 | 09:00 |
Partners at limited liability partnership law firms will have to comply with one of three tests in order to satisfy the tax authorities they should not be treated as employees, new guidance shows.
24 Feb 2014 | 14:23 |
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 |