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Google Vs Equustek: The Internet, IP and Global Injunctions

14th November 2017
In the case of Google vs. Equustek, some weeks back a Canadian Supreme Court ordered Google to eliminate a number of search results from a previous distributor that was reportedly using its sites to sell, illegally, the defendant Equustek Solutions’s IP. On November 2nd 2017, a California district court granted Google’s request for a preliminary […]
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Uber Appeal Rejected, A Win for GIG Workers

13th November 2017
A specialist employment lawyer has praised a recent judgement at the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) which upheld the decision that UBER drivers are workers and are therefore entitled to increased rights including holiday pay and a national minimum wage. Kate Gardner, a Partner with national law firm Clarke Willmott LLP, says that this type of […]
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KPMG on the Cyber Risks Behind Digital Transformation in 2018

10th November 2017
You’ve heard it everywhere, 2018 is the year for implementing new technologies and becoming more efficient. But 2018 is also the year of cyber risk, so how do you strike a balance? Paul Taylor, Partner and UK Head of Cyber Security at KPMG discusses with Lawyer Monthly why a shift in thinking is needed in […]
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How Do I Celebrate National Pro Bono Week?

7th November 2017
With National Pro Bono Week taking place as of yesterday, Francine Ryan, lecturer in law and member of the Open Justice team at the Open University, talks to Lawyer Monthly about Pro Bono work, getting involved, and the values behind Pro Bono legal work. National Pro Bono Week takes place from 6th to 11th November […]
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Not Much Trump Can Really Do About Employee Twitter Troll

6th November 2017
Last week, in an opportune turn of events, President Donald Trump's @realdonaldtrump Twitter account was deactivated as a stunt pulled by a disgruntled employee of the social media platform on their last day of work. Leon Deakin, Partner at law firm Coffin Mew, had this to say for Lawyer Monthly: “The revelation that Donald Trump’s Twitter account […]
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The Impact of Changes to Cost Capping in Planning and Environmental Claims

3rd November 2017
Killian Garvey, planning & environmental law barrister at Kings Chambers, discusses with Lawyer Monthly the recent High Court ruling to re-impose fixed costs for disputes in planning and environmental cases. You will likely have the seen the headlines which accompanied the decision taken by the High Court in September to re-instate fixed costs for disputes […]
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Is the Partner System an Obstacle to Successful M&A in the Legal Sphere?

3rd November 2017
The structure of law firms means that they face very specific challenges when a merger occurs. Below Chris Roberts, Practice Director at Accelerating Experience, explains how the role of a strong people strategy can be central to seeing through a successful M&A in the legal sector. The recent merger between law firms Norton Rose Fulbright […]
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