Law & professional services

June 2019 Articles

How worried should you be about deepfakes?
How worried should you be about deepfakes?
Mark Zuckerberg recently became the latest high-profile subject of a “deepfake” hoax. A manipulated video circulating on Instagram appears to [...]
June 21, 2019
Slaughter and May boosts pay packet for newly qualified solicitors to £100,000
Slaughter and May boosts pay packet for newly qualified solicitors to £100,000
Slaughter and May today said it is increasing its pay package for newly qualified (NQ) solicitors to over £100,000. The [...]
June 20, 2019
It’s high time Britain’s fledgling cannabis industry got serious about protecting its IP
It’s high time Britain’s fledgling cannabis industry got serious about protecting its IP
Already a $10bn-plus industry, the legal cannabis business is rapidly going mainstream – and not just in Canada and the [...]
June 20, 2019
UK top 50 law firms vulnerable to no-deal Brexit
UK top 50 law firms vulnerable to no-deal Brexit
The UK’s top 50 law firms hold on average cash for just three week’s wages, leaving them vulnerable in the [...]
June 19, 2019
Freshfields partner to face tribunal after sexual misconduct allegations
Freshfields partner to face tribunal after sexual misconduct allegations
The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) has rejected an attempt by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer partner Ryan Beckwith to have a sexual [...]
June 19, 2019
Former DLA Piper senior partner Juan Picon dies
Former DLA Piper senior partner Juan Picon dies
Former DLA Piper senior partner Juan Picon has died aged 54, his current firm Latham & Watkins confirmed today. Picon [...]
June 19, 2019
Justice Committee blames government failures for magistrate shortages
Justice Committee blames government failures for magistrate shortages
Failures in government planning have left England and Wales short of magistrates, according to a Justice Committee report published today. [...]
June 18, 2019
Average UK law firm partner pay tops £200,000
Average UK law firm partner pay tops £200,000
Average earnings for partners at UK law firms has broken through the £200,000 barrier, according to research published today. Average [...]
June 17, 2019
Premier League most active user of High Court in attempt to crackdown on copyright breaches
Premier League most active user of High Court in attempt to crackdown on copyright breaches
Football and music bodies are the most active users of the UK High Court as they try to crack down [...]
June 17, 2019
PwC slapped with £4.5m over 'lack of competence' in Redcentric audit
PwC slapped with £4.5m over 'lack of competence' in Redcentric audit
The audit watchdog has fined PwC more than £4.5m for a “serious lack of competence” in its audit of IT [...]
June 13, 2019
Shipping firm hit with £850,000 fine for paying bribes in Angola
Shipping firm hit with £850,000 fine for paying bribes in Angola
A shipping firm was today fined £850,000 for bribery in Angola that secured it contracts worth $20m (£15.8m). FH Bertling, [...]
June 3, 2019
Deloitte boosts UK partner promotions by more than 40 per cent
Deloitte boosts UK partner promotions by more than 40 per cent
Deloitte has promoted 78 to its partnership in the UK, an increase of more than 40 per cent on the [...]
June 3, 2019
Law firm DWF announces revenue bump in first results since listing
Law firm DWF announces revenue bump in first results since listing
Law firm DWF said today it grew revenue 15 per cent in 2019 in its first trading update since it [...]
June 3, 2019
What does Boris Johnson have in common with Oscar Wilde? A brief history of private prosecutions
What does Boris Johnson have in common with Oscar Wilde? A brief history of private prosecutions
Former foreign secretary Boris Johnson has been told that he will face court as part of private prosecution brought against [...]
June 3, 2019