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Legal Week launches survey to test the quality of law firm IT

Legal Week today launches an ambitious survey that sets out to help law firms improve the technology they provide to their fee earners.

11 Sep 2014 | 11:00


inner image It pays to read the small print - the dissertation on IT and law that transformed a career

"It was 1981, and IBM had just launched its first PC. I was an undergraduate at Glasgow University and was almost alone in the law school in being excited about the possible impact of this new technology. I wanted to understand what the computer might...

08 Sep 2014 | 00:00

inner image The wake up call – why law firms can no longer ignore the need to embrace new ways of working

The Watergate scandal has had a profound influence on me. It is a perfect example of the phenomenon known as 'group think'.

05 Sep 2014 | 00:00

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Why you should go mobile for your legal research

It's rarely more than three feet away. It's probably the first thing you look at when you wake up and last thing you see before you go to sleep. Too far away from it and you're at risk of developing nomophobia... It's only seven years since the launch...

02 Sep 2014 | 15:13

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Shearman & Sterling develops software to help banks through regulatory minefield

Shearman & Sterling will look to bolster its ties with financial institutions by offering a software programmes to help its banking clients better navigate regulatory and compliance issues.

29 Aug 2014 | 00:05 | secure

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Is posting videos of Premier League goals online a breach of copyright?

This morning BBC Newsbeat reported an interesting piece of news: the Football Association Premier League (FAPL), which runs the Premier League, ie the leading professional football league competition for football clubs in England, has said that it is ...

15 Aug 2014 | 14:38

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Dubai telecoms company du to expand legal panel

UAE telecoms provider Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (du) is planning to expand its legal panel line-up this year in a bid to increase its flexibility.

13 Aug 2014 | 00:26 | secure

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'An unprincipled mess' - time for a rethink on social media and the law?

Dan Bunting looks at the current state of play with regards to social media and the law...

05 Aug 2014 | 14:08

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Simmons seals South Africa alliance with Fasken Martineau

Simmons & Simmons has entered the South African market by forming a non-exclusive alliance with the Johannesburg office of Canadian firm Fasken Martineau.

01 Aug 2014 | 11:09 | secure

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Raft of firms tune in for BSkyB's acquisition of Sky Italia and Sky Deutschland

Allen & Overy (A&O), Herbert Smith Freehills, Linklaters and Clifford Chance (CC) are among the firms taking roles on BSkyB's acquisition of Sky Italia and a 57% stake in Sky Deutschland from 21st Century Fox.

28 Jul 2014 | 00:24 | secure

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Herbert Smith and Freshfields advise as Liberty Global buys stake in ITV

Herbert Smith Freehills and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer have advised on US cable giant Liberty Global's £481m purchase of a stake in ITV.

21 Jul 2014 | 00:05 | secure

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Bird & Bird signs Istanbul tie-up amid strong client demand

Bird and Bird has signed its third cooperation agreement of the year, this time entering into partnership with BTS & Partners in Turkey.

03 Jul 2014 | 08:00 | secure

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The Defamation Act, six months on - has it been a success?

The Defamation Act 2013 came into force on 1 January 2014, billed as providing enhanced protection for publishers and website operators, and with measures to curb trivial claims and 'libel tourism'. Has it been a success?

02 Jul 2014 | 16:51

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Osborne Clarke loses two senior tech and telecoms partners to Fieldfisher and Reed Smith

Osborne Clarke has this week lost the heads of its technology and telecommunications practices to Fieldfisher and Reed Smith respectively.

02 Jul 2014 | 00:05 | secure

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Legal IT: lions led by donkeys?

Almost a year ago, I wrote about my reflections as a guest speaker at Legal Week's annual Strategic Technology Forum, held in the hills of rural Italy, around an hour from Rome. A tough job, but somebody had to do it, so I gathered my postage stamp's ...

01 Jul 2014 | 14:30