Europe

LAWTECH

Lawtech lacking in trust

British Consumer watchdog issues paper raising concerns over lawtech and lack of consumer trust, and provides regulatory checklist.

GDPR

Bird & Bird's “no-brainer”

Firm launches dpo and gdpr representative services to help clients comply with gdpr, new managing director says "no-brainer" to offer service.

LEGAL TECH

ICJ launches first app

The International Court of Justice embraces lawtech with app becoming first international judicial body in Netherlands, appoints new registrar.

EXPANSION

William Fry un-Corked!

William Fry has announced the opening of a new office in Cork, expanding the number of offices globally to six.

INNOVATION

Former general counsel hopes to clean up

Launches online lawyer-matching service to enhance choosing external counsel, while a general counsel he used exercises to test law firm partners, including cleaning hotel toilets.

ARBITRATION

London remains top for maritime arbitration

HFW research shows London, which last week hosted a global international disputes week LIDW19, has 80 per cent share of global maritime arbitration market, despite Brexit fears.

MENTAL HEALTH

Mindful lawyers sign up

Mental Health Awareness Week inspires nine law firms to sign up to the Mindful Business Charter committing to better working practices for mental health and wellbeing.