This year's Strategic Technology Forum will focus on the disruptive forces at play which can provide the critical edge to the modern law firm. Subjects set to be discussed include artificial intelligence, global networks, cyber-security, and exciting technologies on the horizon for law firms.
Law Firm: Legal Week Events | Published: 02 June 2016 | Practice Area: Systems
What does it mean to be an independent law firm? In this article, Macfarlanes senior partner Charles Martin considers the main characteristics of an independent firm, and discusses how they can effectively compete with global rivals.
Law Firm: Legal Week Events | Published: 09 February 2016 | Practice Area: Partnerships and LLPs
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: Data Subjects
There is no doubt that businesses are operating on an increasingly global scale, but what does this mean for the provision of legal services - and what are the opportunities for independent law firms? This subject and much more will be discussed at next month's Global Independent Law Firms Forum.
Law Firm: Legal Week Events | Published: 16 February 2015 | Practice Area: Technology
Modern private client lawyers face new challenges presented by the instability in the world today. The Private Client Forum Americas, which will take place in Costa Rica next month, will discuss how clients need to understand there are no more grey areas and that compliance is the order of the day.
Law Firm: Legal Week Events | Published: 21 January 2015 | Practice Area: Domicile and residence
In this video, managing partners, CIOs and IT directors from firms including BLP, Travers Smith, Hogan Lovells, Taylor Wessing, BLM and Bird & Bird discuss the key technology challenges facing law firms, and the issues that are set to have the biggest impact on how the legal profession operates.
Law Firm: Legal Week Events | Published: 14 October 2014 | Practice Area: Data Subjects
Risk is manifesting itself in new and convoluted ways, requiring a proactive problem-solving mindset. This November's Corporate Governance & Risk Forum will offer the ultimate platform to tackle this subject, helping you to boost you understanding of corporate governance and organisational culture.
Law Firm: Legal Week Events | Published: 29 September 2014 | Practice Area: Financial Crime and Fraud
In this Q&A, Ruth Stackpool-Moore, managing counsel of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, and Dr Wang Wenying, secretary general of the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission Hong Kong, discuss current trends in dispute resolution and the challenges they face.
Law Firm: Legal Week Events | Published: 14 May 2014 | Practice Area: Cross-border: Commercial and International Trade
When the financial crisis hit, many expected private equity heavyweights and committed independents Travers Smith and Macfarlanes to suffer. Five years on, and the pair have bounced back surprisingly well - this Legal Week article finds out why and how.
Law Firm: Legal Week Events | Published: 03 March 2014 | Practice Area: Cross-border: Commercial and International Trade
Although trusts have endured through the centuries into the modern age, they have recently fallen victim to intense political and regulatory pressure. At the Legal Week Private Client Forum last year, leading practitioners tackled the thorny question of whether trusts have finally had their day.
Law Firm: Legal Week Events | Published: 17 February 2014 | Practice Area: Litigation
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