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Norton Rose Fulbright: a merger, a combination, or trying to have it both ways?

A few weeks ago, reports surfaced about a motion seeking to compel Norton Rose Fulbright to withdraw from representation of its client Duke University in a case brought against the university by the estate of John Wayne, which wants the right to marke...

15 Oct 2014 | 13:11


inner image Lessons from the regions - time for a rethink on City law firm culture?

Amid recent changes in the law to promote more flexible ways of working, City lawyers may well reflect on their own inflexible working day and long hours culture...

01 Oct 2014 | 14:22

inner image The Oscar Pistorius verdict: was it a miscarriage of justice?

In this article, first published on The Justice Gap, Felicity Gerry looks back at the lessons learned from the Oscar Pistorius trial

19 Sep 2014 | 17:34

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Lord Neuberger on diversity, vanity judgments and the demands on City associates

This summer, some of the editors of the UKSC Blog were invited to the UK Supreme Court (UKSC) to meet and interview Lord Neuberger. We think our discussions were pretty interesting; the highlights of which are set out below...

18 Sep 2014 | 14:48

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Explaining where all that money goes - what do lawyers think about their firm's IT?

Legal Week has just launched the 2014 version of its annual law firm information technology survey. It is designed for use by lawyers in all UK law firms, and only takes 10 minutes to complete. It covers the use of, and users' views on, a variety of e...

17 Sep 2014 | 11:12

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Five top tips to be a happier, healthier lawyer

Be mindful, walk while you work and keep posture perfect - in this article, Lawyers on Demand's Alison Gill sets out five top tips to be a happier, healthier lawyer...

29 Aug 2014 | 16:20

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Empathy and getting the deal done - why lawyers need a better understanding of sales

It's 12 months since I stopped being a lawyer. Well, I still cling to my practising certificate just in case it's ever needed as a life jacket, so technically still am a lawyer. I guess what I mean is it's that long since I stopped lawyering.

27 Aug 2014 | 12:18

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Taking a selfie inside the National Gallery - a copyright infringement?

A few days ago a number of newspapers reported that, following similar moves by a number of other UK institutions, the National Gallery in London has changed its strict no-photos-(please) policy, "after staff realised they were fighting a losing battl...

27 Aug 2014 | 11:24

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Cliff Richard and the police tip-off - privacy law implications

Did you, as I did, succumb to the temptation of searching Cliff Richard's name on Twitter following the news that his Berkshire home had been "raided" by the police? If you did, you will have seen that many appear to be in no doubt as to his guilt.

20 Aug 2014 | 12:21

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Julian Assange: do recent changes to extradition law make any difference?

In a press conference this morning, Julian Assange told reporters a Wikleaks spokesman could confirm that: "I am leaving the embassy soon", and the Ecuadorian Foreign Minister, according to The Guardian: "referred to recent changes to the extradition ...

18 Aug 2014 | 14:55

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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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The iniquity exception - legal privilege and the long-running Ablyazov litigation

What you say to your lawyers is truly confidential; no-one, not even a regulator or prosecutor can see it. This is protected by the right to privacy under Article 8, and the right to a fair trial under Article 6 (which includes the right to access to ...

13 Aug 2014 | 11:26

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Coming clean - the argument for cooperating with the SFO on corporate crime

There is an overwhelming imperative on executives who suspect corruption in their organisation to speak up, argues the SFO's Ben Morgan

13 Aug 2014 | 10:49

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The Sun just keeps getting it wrong on human rights

With the May 2015 general election looming, the battle for the future of human rights in the UK is hotting up. The Prime Minister has just sacked his longstanding Attorney General apparently because he disagreed with a mooted Tory manifesto policy whi...

05 Aug 2014 | 15:05

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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