Legal news by sector

Technology/telecommunications

Regulatory

JUSTICE SYSTEM

Law Society sends out an SOS

“Save our justice system” Law Society urges new UK prime minister Boris Johnson, as Mr Johnson heads to Buckingham Place to take up the post.

Litigation/dispute resolution

CLIMATE CHANGE

Corporate litigation heats up

Climate change litigation poses growing threat to companies' profitability, warns law firm partner.

Intellectual property/trademark

Insurance

OFFICE MOVE

Ince in landmark move

Firm's specialists expands presence in historic Lloyd's building and chief executive lauds onboarding of Gibraltar unit.

INSURETECH

Law firm's insuretech tie-up

DAC Beachcroft partners with insurtech start-up and Audatex to develop AI-based liability assessment tool.

Energy

Employment

APPOINTMENTS

Around the house

Two women general counsel take top non-lawyer jobs, while two finance firms appoint their first-ever general counsel, in a busy week around the house.

APPOINTMENTS

General counsel duo jump the fence

General counsel at two major global banks have chosen to jump over the fence and take up new roles at Reed Smith and HSF.

Corporate/commercial

DISRUPTION

A disruptive forty percent

Scale of alternative providers disrupting legal services market highlighted by increased number of corporate users of “captive” providers.

Banking/finance