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All part of the process: how law firms are exploiting IT for strategic innovation

Legal Week's Strategic Technology Forum 2015, which will take place in Portugal this June, will focus on the ways in which law firms are using IT to gain business advantage, covering subjects including continuous process improvement, resource management, data security and cloud computing.

Law Firm: Legal Week Events | Published: 02 March 2015 | Practice Area: Technology

European pensions agenda: the top 10 issues across the continent

In this briefing, Eversheds sets out the top 10 issues on the European pensions agenda, covering subjects including the proposed new IORP Directive, Germany's decision to raise the retirement age for the state pension scheme, and why UK pension plans must prepare for new pension freedoms.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 26 February 2015 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement

Back to basics: top 10 tips on signing your documents correctly

In this briefing, Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co sets out ten top tips for executing documents, covering subjects including deeds of variation, counterparts, and the types of 'entity' signing the document.

Law Firm: Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co | Published: 26 February 2015 | Practice Area: Warranties

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Getting to grips with the new public procurement rules: where the biggest implications will be felt

The new public sector procurement directive becomes law in the UK (except Scotland) on 26 February, bringing about the biggest shake-up in public procurement law for almost a quarter of a century. This briefing looks at the areas where the biggest practical implications are expected to be felt.

Law Firm: Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co | Published: 25 February 2015 | Practice Area: Public Procurement

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Key considerations for employers sponsoring non-EEA nationals to work in the UK

With immigration continuing to be a key political issue, it is no surprise that there is an increasing focus on compliance. This Macfarlanes briefing sets out the key issues for employers looking to obtain a licence to sponsor non-EEA nationals to work in the UK.

Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 20 February 2015 | Practice Area: Immigration

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Law firms can stay independent in a global world – but they must find their edge

The relentless expansion of the global mega-firms is fundamentally changing the legal profession - in this Legal Week article, Magnusson founding partner Per Magnusson tackles the question of whether independent law firms can afford to stay independent in the face of such challenges.

Law Firm: Legal Week | Published: 20 February 2015 | Practice Area: Cross-border: Commercial and International Trade

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Data with destiny: privacy, protection and the promise of high-value HR

This Allen & Overy report looks at the huge potential that employee and customer data can bring to companies and their HR teams, such as HR analytics, as well as how the changing landscape of data protection regulation will affect the use of data in the future.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 20 February 2015 | Practice Area: Regulators and Enforcement

Rating: 3 people found this useful

Establishing 'good reason' for breach of order following change of solicitors may require waiver of privilege

The High Court has extended a witness statement deadline, where a party was in breach of the previous timetable, but refused to vacate the trial date to allow more time for statements to be prepared and served. The case is of interest for its application of the Mitchell/Denton principles.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 19 February 2015 | Practice Area: Practice and Procedure

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Spring clean your pension scheme - a checklist to ensure compliance

There are so many changes in pensions legislation and regulatory guidance at the moment, it can be hard to keep up with all the issues and ensure that your scheme remains compliant with the latest developments. This checklist highlights the essential issues any scheme audit should address.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 18 February 2015 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement

Collective consultation: is Woolworths once more set to change the regime?

On 5 February, the Advocate General delivered his opinion in what has become known as the 'Woolworths' collective consultation case. While the judgment of the ECJ is still needed, this Shoosmiths briefing looks at what might be in store for employers as a result of the AG's opinion.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 18 February 2015 | Practice Area: Collective Consultation

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