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- Exclusive: Acquisition vehicle eyes PI firm deal rushThe law firm which bought private equity-owned Roberts Jackson out of administration is planning several more deals to help others exit the personal injury market, Legal Futures can reveal. The post Exclusive: Acquisition vehicle eyes PI firm deal rush appeared first on Legal Futures.
- City firm sets up ‘cheaper’ subsidiary for hedge fund clientsCity law firm FieldFisher has set up a separate practice with lower overheads to attract hedge fund clients who could not afford its fees. It is the latest “alternative solution” created by the firm. The post City firm sets up ‘cheaper’ subsidiary for hedge fund clients appeared first on Legal Futures.
- Top law firm pays £3.5m for misleading US governmentOne of America’s most prestigious law firms has agreed to pay $4.6m and register as a ‘foreign agent’ after admitting to misleading the US government over work done for Ukraine. The post Top law firm pays £3.5m for misleading US government appeared first on Legal Futures.
- Virtual firm adds share ownership to modelA new-model law firm has joined the growing band of practices that offer lawyers and staff a share ownership scheme, and has seen investments ranging from £2,500 to £120,000. The post Virtual firm adds share ownership to model appeared first on Legal Futures.
- “Reproduction of the legal profession” at risk from automationIf junior associates are “gradually culled” from law firms as a result of automation, the “entire reproduction of the legal profession could be jeopardised”, a leading academic has warned. The post “Reproduction of the legal profession” at risk from automation appeared first on Legal Futures.
- Tax consultancy sets up ABS to become one-stop shopA tax consultancy has set up an alternative business structure to create a “one-stop shop” for independent contractors seeking advice, saying ABSs had made the law more entrepreneurial. The post Tax consultancy sets up ABS to become one-stop shop appeared first on Legal Futures.
- Guy Kennaway: My sister said, ‘Well done Guy, you killed Mummy!’When his 88-year-old mother asked him to buy heroin so she could end her life, the author Guy Kennaway decided there was only one thing to do: write a book about itHow can you resist an author who proclaims on his dust jacket: “Guy Kennaway lives for pleasure, producing books only when all else has […]
- How Stranger Things’ preteen fans went to war with the EUProposed ‘article 13’ copyright directive sparks huge online backlash and fears of mass purgeA subclause of a European Union directive has inadvertently prompted a spate of preteen mass hysteria, after fans of popular TV shows became convinced that Brussels legislation is responsible for a mysterious purge of their favourite meme accounts.“I had heard about ‘article […]
- BBC Asian Network head cleared over naming sexual abuse victimArif Ansari was editor of a radio programme when a reporter read out the full name of a victim in a live broadcastThe head of news at BBC Asian Network has been found not guilty of breaching the Sexual Offences Act after a reporter revealed the identity of a Rotherham sexual abuse victim live on […]
- Mother of alleged Isis killer loses legal fight against Home OfficeJudges rule decision to share evidence with US without death penalty assurances not unlawfulThe mother of an alleged hostage killer for Islamic State has lost her legal challenge against a Home Office decision to share evidence with the US without seeking assurances that her son and another suspected jihadist terrorist would not face the death […]
- Death on demand: has euthanasia gone too far?Countries around the world are making it easier to choose the time and manner of your death. But doctors in the world’s euthanasia capital are starting to worry about the consequencesBy Christopher de BellaigueLast year a Dutch doctor called Bert Keizer was summoned to the house of a man dying of lung cancer, in order […]
- 'You feel tortured': stateless man seeks to challenge Australian indefinite detention rulingSaid Imasi has filed in high court over 2004 Al-Kateb v Godwin ruling, which effectively legalised indefinite ‘administrative detention’A landmark immigration case that effectively enabled indefinite detention in Australia is facing a high court challenge on behalf of a stateless man who has been locked up for nine years and has almost zero prospect of […]