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No Easy Exit for Volkswagen

Thursday 24th Sep 2015

I remember the adverts for vehicles running “clean diesel.” My first reaction was “Whaaat?” My second reaction was, “Seriously?” I guess the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency should have done a double check on the emissions tests of Volkswagen 2009-2015 models powered by the German car maker’s 2.0-liter diesel engines. On Friday the EPA found “irregularities” ...

Forum Magazine: What 2015 looks like for some of Asia’s largest economies and their legal industries

Monday 14th Sep 2015

What will 2015 look like for some of Asia’s largest economies and their legal industries? Law firms from around the region offer some answers. In this article in the latest Forum Magazine, we look at what 2015 holds in terms of legal and regulatory developments in some of Asia’s largest economies, as well as how ...

Robe Off! The Entrepreneur Lawyer interviews The Entrepreneur Advocate

Tuesday 25th Aug 2015

Barrister Sinead King of 36 Bedford Row talks to Chrissie Lightfoot about the skills required to operate as a barrister in today’s fast-moving business environment. It’s time for barristers to de-robe and get with the program, The Naked Lawyer author Chrissie Lightfoot maintains. But what does barrister Sinead King make of this new world and ...

Forum Magazine: The Yanks are coming! The Brits are coming!

Monday 24th Aug 2015

In November 2013, The American Lawyer® published a provocative article by its Chief European Correspondent Chris Johnson entitled “How the Magic Circle Lost the Battle for New York.” In it, Johnson argued that, despite 25 years of work and huge investments, the leading UK law firms had failed to gain any significant share of the ...

Rise of the SocialHuman Barrister?

Tuesday 18th Aug 2015

In July in the Global Legal Post, I shared my vision, insights and opinion about why it is becoming increasingly necessary for all of us lawyers to become SocialHuman in order to future-proof our careers as cognitive computing, artificial intelligence and robots infiltrate the entire legal eco-system and make some of our roles obsolete. It ...

The rise of SocialHuman Lawyer – Part 2

Wednesday 5th Aug 2015

Whether you’re a sololawyer or a NewHuman lawyer in an international behemoth, to future-proof your career you will need to embrace the evolution and rise of SocialHuman Lawyer. The question you ought to be asking yourself with regard to future-proofing your livelihood, career and/or business, like the David’s (some of whom I will share with ...

Canadian Lawyer names Top 25 Most Influential in the justice system and legal profession

Wednesday 5th Aug 2015

Canadian Lawyer  has named the Top 25 Most Influential figures in the Canadian justice system and legal profession. The list, which is in its seventh year and is among the publications’ most-read features, honors select Canadians in one of five categories: Government/Associations/Non-Profit, Changemakers, Criminal and Human Rights Law, The World Stage and Corporate/Commercial Law. Honorees ...

The rise of the SocialHuman Lawyer

Friday 31st Jul 2015

Whether you’re a sololawyer or a NewHuman lawyer in an international behemoth, to future-proof your career you will need to embrace the evolution and rise of SocialHuman Lawyer… For those of you familiar with my futuristic work it will come as no surprise to you that it is only now, in mid 2015, due to ...

Sharon Sayles Belton and Mahesh Rengaswamy discuss global access to justice

Thursday 9th Jul 2015

Thomson Reuters Court Management Solutions and its lead solution, C-Track, has changed the way courts and their justice partners access the justice system, but how can this offering impact courts on a global scale? Sharon Sayles Belton, vice president, Government Affairs and Community Relations at Thomson Reuters, spoke with Mahesh Rengaswamy, senior director, Global Justice ...

A new stage of emerging patent rights in China

Friday 26th Jun 2015

China intellectual property rights have undergone significant reform in recent years. But is it enough? What more needs to be done? Elizabeth Chien-Hale, who has spent extensive time working with businesses in both the US and China, explores these issues in this blog post and accompanying podcast. Last year, the Standing Committee of China’s National People’s Congress ...

Volume of ‘Right to a Fair Trial’ cases show Magna Carta still relevant in Europe today

Thursday 18th Jun 2015

The “right to a fair trial” is still being regularly litigated over in the UK and across Europe 800 years after it was enshrined in Magna Carta. Research from the Legal business of Thomson Reuters shows that in the last decade, the European Court of Human Rights has made 19 rulings against the UK and ...

From Russia (and Asia) with love: Cyber warfare and the growth of state-sponsored hacking

Monday 15th Jun 2015

The scope of the threats to law firm data is global. In this panel discussion at the 5th Annual Law Firm CFO/CIO/COO Forum: Data Privacy, Security & the Globalized Law Firm, a country-by-country breakdown of dangers were discussed while the audience absorbed the magnitude of the panelists’ concerns. Eben Kaplan, senior consultant, Control Risks; Josh Goldfarb, ...

Podcast: Taxing online content

Wednesday 10th Jun 2015

Increasingly, people are dropping their cable providers and opting instead for streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime, as well as new standalone services like HBO Go. But even these services would see dwindling subscribers, as value-added taxes have taken effect based on location. Jason Roberts, attorney and legal analyst with the Tax & ...