Chris Johnson

Fish & Richardson's Revenue and Profits Up After 'Really Strong Year'

Chris Johnson

A significant increase in contingency fee income helped Fish & Richardson continue its growth in 2016, with the firm posting solid gains in both revenue and profit.

Dechert Client Fee Dispute to Proceed After Court Rules $20M Legal Bill 'Highly Unrealistic'

Chris Johnson

Dechert has been dealt a blow in its long-running fee dispute with a former client, with a High Court judge in the U.K. ruling Friday that the company can proceed in its attempt to recover millions of dollars from the firm.

UK's Clyde & Co Raids Troutman Sanders for New DC, Chicago Outposts

Chris Johnson

London-based insurance specialty firm Clyde & Co has opened new offices in Chicago and Washington, D.C., after hiring 10 partners from Troutman Sanders.

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.

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