Now that the 2014 Oscars have been awarded, there is something left to reflect upon, besides why Leonardo DiCaprio seems unable to bring home one those precious little statues. It is a copyright-related question, and concerns what has become the mo...
04 Mar 2014 | 15:32
The fair and accurate reporting of court proceedings has long been protected from libel action by the defence of privilege. Contemporaneous fair and accurate reports of court proceedings in public are now protected by absolute privilege and other fair...
27 Feb 2014 | 11:02
After the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill's second reading in the House of Commons yesterday (24 February), Angela Patrick, director of human rights at JUSTICE considers the Government’s proposals for the future of judicial review
25 Feb 2014 | 15:17
The High Court has rejected all the arguments supporting David Miranda's application for judicial review of his detention at Heathrow Airport in August last year. In a highly readable and pungent judgment, Laws LJ has some robust things to say about t...
20 Feb 2014 | 10:44
I do it. My friends do it. And I suspect that you've occasionally done it. It is what is colloquially referred to as 'food porn' - the salivating over restaurant menus online in preparation for a meal and then, depending on your social media connected...
18 Feb 2014 | 14:03
Limited liability partnership (LLP) members do not fit comfortably into a partner or an employee straitjacket, and rightly so. This is part of the much-heralded flexibility of the LLP structure which was introduced so successfully over a decade ago. ...
17 Feb 2014 | 16:55
M&A legal due diligence - anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, sanctions, and criminal and regulatory risk - is now an integral feature of corporate transactions, and its importance only increases as governments and international regulators expand ...
14 Feb 2014 | 13:26
In this article, first published on the Halsbury's Law Exchange blog, Merry Neal breaks down the latest developments in the increasingly complex Amanda Knox case
10 Feb 2014 | 15:55
'Applying Continuous Improvement to high-end legal services' is Clifford Chance's (CC's) white paper on the application of lean and Six Sigma techniques to their business. Black belt naffery aside (yikes, the Six Sigma ninjas will be out to improve me...
04 Feb 2014 | 17:22
Ed Green was seconded to ASOS.com in the final seat of his training contract at Dechert, and knew within about a week that being in-house was too much fun to let such a chance slip. After qualifying into the legal department at ASOS he spent three yea...
30 Jan 2014 | 09:10
In this article, first published on the Halsbury's Law Exchange blog, Matthew Seys-Llewellyn looks at a recent debate over the use of personal pronouns and when a "he" is also a "she" as a matter of law
27 Jan 2014 | 20:57
"The problem with being a lawyer is that lawyering is a time-intensive activity. By the time you've dealt properly with one piece of work that fell off the conveyor belt, several more pieces of work have landed around your feet. How do lawyers deal w...
22 Jan 2014 | 10:12
In December, the Government confirmed £40m of funding for 20,000 Higher Apprenticeships in the next two years. Jason Holt, a former solicitor and now the Government's apprenticeship ambassador for small businesses, outlines how law firms are using th...
21 Jan 2014 | 11:30
Lord Justice Christopher Clarke's cost judgment in Excalibur Ventures v Texas Keystone and others  is out. To precis the most interesting points, the implication of the judgment is that Clifford Chance (CC) has, for its clients:
16 Jan 2014 | 11:31
"It is no longer a rumour, just the truth. For the past six months, Francois Hollande has been meeting the actress, Julie Gayet, in her second home, nestled in a street adjacent to the Elysee." So began the seven-page exclusive published by the notori...
15 Jan 2014 | 10:17
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