Legal Industry Insights

 

Stay up to date with the latest legal news and brush up on your commercial awareness with our weekly business update.
We cover the top stories to make it easy for you to stay on top of developments in the legal industry.

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In the news this week: Fuel prices, Sony, and GDPR

In the news this week: Fuel prices, Sony, and GDPR

In your catch-up this week, we look at rising fuel prices, outlet closures for M&S and Carluccios, and GDPR. Mark Carney is to announce UK GDP figures this morning and has already revealed the cost of Brexit on UK households. In other news, Sony is to buy...

In the news this week: FTSE 100, East Coast Main Line, and Ocado

In the news this week: FTSE 100, East Coast Main Line, and Ocado

Here’s your latest commercial news update. In summary, the FTSE 100 closed on a record high yesterday, due to oil prices and interest rates. The maximum stake on betting machines has been cut to just £2 and the East Coast Main Line is being handed back...

In the news this week: Oil prices, interest rates, and BT

It’s time to catch up on the top business news from the last week. Hitting the headlines this week, Trump’s decision regarding the Iran nuclear deal has hit oil prices. Mark Carney has announced that there will be a delay in increasing interest...

Legal aid row: Barristers discuss “escalating the action”

The number of chambers across England and Wales refusing to take on legal aid cases has now reached 100. Members of the Criminal Bar Association (CBA) are overwhelmingly in support of the action and will look to escalate protests later this...

Lawyers gather to declare it’s #Time4Justice

Image: The Bar Council via Twitter Hundreds of lawyers gathered outside the Ministry of Justice on Wednesday evening to support the strike action taken by criminal defence barristers since the beginning of the month. So far, 95 chambers have declined...

In the news this week: The UK economy, Volkswagen, and Carpetright

Keeping on top of the latest business news is central to your commercial awareness. Watch out for our weekly updates for the top stories from the last seven days. This week, a think tank revealed research suggesting a fall in the UK’s economic growth and...

Clifford Chance to teach its lawyers to code

Clifford Chance has launched a global training programme to help its lawyers stay up to date with technological developments. The new Tech Academy will allow staff at the international law firm to learn about coding, artificial intelligence, blockchain and...

Every MP to be given copy of Secret Barrister book

A crowdfunding campaign to send a copy of The Secret Barrister: Stories of the Law and How It’s Broken to every MP has successfully reached its target in just three days. The book is the work of the anonymous blogger who is behind The Secret Barrister and focuses on the issues currently facing the justice system.

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