Chris Johnson

HSBC Prepares To Move 1,000 U.K. Jobs To Paris Due To Brexit Confusion

Chris Johnson

HSBC is preparing to move 1,000 jobs from London to Paris due to uncertainty over the U.K.'s Brexit plans.

Crowdfunded Irish Legal Action To Determine Whether Brexit Can Be Reversed

Chris Johnson

A crowdfunded legal action to determine whether Brexit can be reversed will begin in Ireland later this month. The suit seeks a referral to the European Court of Justice to rule on whether the U.K. can unilaterally revoke Article 50, which starts a two-year deadline for an EU member to complete its

Don't Kill Humans: European Parliament Calls for Laws Governing Artificial Intelligence

Chris Johnson

The report suggests that artificial intelligence should be broadly designed in accordance with The Three Laws of Robotics.

UK Government Expects to Lose Brexit Legal Challenge

Chris Johnson

London expects to lose its legal battle over whether it can start the Brexit process without wider parliamentary approval. The British government appealed a High Court ruling that parliament must be allowed to vote on triggering Article 50, which starts a two-year deadline for an EU member to withdr

Private Equity-Backed UK Firm Spent Million Dollars on Failed Acquisition

Chris Johnson

A U.K. law firm with private equity backing spent almost a million pounds attempting to buy a rival insurance practice in 2015, accounts have revealed.

UK Firms Brace for Insolvency Boom as Data Puts Thousands of Companies at Risk

Chris Johnson

Law firms in the U.K. could soon face a glut of insolvency and restructuring work, with data suggesting that thousands of companies in the travel sector are at risk of going bust.

DLA Piper Profits As BHS Administration Fees Near £3 Million

Chris Johnson

DLA Piper continues to profit from its role advising the administrators on the collapse of British high street retailer BHS, with a leaked document revealing that professional advisors racked up another million pounds in fees in less than six weeks.

Uber, DLA Piper Dealt Another Blow in Workers' Rights Battle

Chris Johnson

In the latest development in Uber Technologies' long-running workers' rights battle in Europe, a Swiss insurance agency has ruled that its drivers are employees for whom the company must pay social security contributions.

Global Law Firms Face a World of Questions in 2017

Chris Johnson

International law firms and multinational companies face an uncertain 2017.

Global Law Firms Face a World of Questions in 2017

Chris Johnson

Ever since the financial crisis, Big Law has adapted to volatile market conditions. But the U.K.'s shocking decision to leave the European Union and Donald Trump's equally unexpected victory in the U.S. presidential election have created significant uncertainty in the world's two largest legal marke

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