Guest comment: LB’s New Law critique flawed as alt players build a ‘new order of client value’

Guest comment: LB’s New Law critique flawed as alt players build a ‘new order of client value’

LB editor-in-chief Alex Novarese recently posted a piece entitled ‘Innovation needs law firm champions’, which hooked on to the story of Axiom’s much-awaited flotation and made some excellent points on the limitations (versus the hype) of New Law. However, in discussing Axiom’s decision to split up its business pre-float, the claim was made that it is easier …

Sponsored briefing: A risk checkup can help companies fight back against fraud

Sponsored briefing: A risk checkup can help companies fight back against fraud

Statistics show that in the UK alone, an estimated 7% of annual turnover is lost to fraud schemes, involving issues such as kickbacks, insider trading, financial statement and invoice fraud, bribery, and even the simple skimming and misappropriation of assets. It is estimated that fraud costs business in the UK over £110bn per year. Fraud, …

Sponsored briefing: With great funding comes great responsibility!

Sponsored briefing: With great funding comes great responsibility!

Jacqueline Young from Augusta Ventures discusses the challenge litigation funders face to balance support for access to justice with more commercial considerations We operate in a strong and growing legal environment. The UK legal services industry is going from strength to strength. A recent report valued the market at £35bn in 2018, with growth forecast …

Sponsored firm profile: Ashfords

Sponsored firm profile: Ashfords

About our dispute resolution team Our dispute resolution team is a cadre of specialist litigators. We work with our in-house legal teams to find the most effective route to resolving the disputes that inevitably arise during the course of business. Our aim is to help quantify and manage risk, and offer solutions-driven advice. We actively …

Sponsored firm profile: Simmons & Simmons

Sponsored firm profile: Simmons & Simmons

Engaging Simmons & Simmons tax is different. We have deep strategic expertise and the experience to create a bespoke solution that works for all stages of tax disputes, from the first call from the tax authority through to litigation in the most senior courts. Simmons & Simmons has one of the strongest contentious tax practices …

Sponsored firm profile: Sidley Austin

Sponsored firm profile: Sidley Austin

Sidley Austin’s place in the top ten global law firms is well established. Integral to this is a standout international disputes capability, which contributes approximately a third of the firm’s total revenue ($2.2bn in 2018) and engages over 500 lawyers dealing with domestic and international litigation, international arbitration and cross-border investigations. Sidley’s London office is …

Legal technology sponsored briefing: The Network Effect – How the AI-powered legal profession is gathering pace

Legal technology sponsored briefing: The Network Effect – How the AI-powered legal profession is gathering pace

Luminance’s Emily Foges on the advance of legal tech In 2019, relationships between different legal service providers are a driving force for the adoption of legal technology. Following the emergence of true artificial intelligence (AI) within the market, the rate of adoption is gathering speed in firms and organisations as technology has increasingly become a …

Sponsored briefing: When is a secret commission secret? A primer on Medsted v Canaccord Genuity

Sponsored briefing: When is a secret commission secret? A primer on Medsted v Canaccord Genuity

Edward Sawyer and Jia Wei Lee look at a recent Court of Appeal decision on the extent of a fiduciary’s obligation to disclose commission payments In The Attorney General for Hong Kong v Reid [1994] 1 AC 324, Lord Templeman described bribery as ‘an evil practice which threatens the foundations of any civilised society’. And as …

Sponsored briefing: The future of competition and consumer litigation – a brave new world?

Sponsored briefing: The future of competition and consumer litigation – a brave new world?

Francesca Richmond discusses recent developments in EU competition litigation Litigation of claims to recover cartel damage is now a standard consideration when assessing risk across jurisdictions and setting corporate strategy. It is questionable whether the increase in claim activity reflects a trend to recovery for consumers and business, or simply demonstrates exploitation of opportunity by …

Sponsored briefing: My Litigation Crystal Ball

Sponsored briefing: My Litigation Crystal Ball

Clive Zietman considers the big trends likely to shape the commercial disputes scene If I possessed a crystal ball, I would be writing this on a sun-drenched beach somewhere having won the lottery several times in a row. Sadly, I still have to work for a living and that lottery win remains elusive. Despite the …