At the beginning of last year I stepped into a new role. When I had previously taken on new positions at Ambition, they were quite similar to roles I had performed at other firms. However, this new role was a step into the unknown for me.
Dentons Canada acted for clothing retailer, The Gap, for many years. BUT… Dentons US engaged in litigation on behalf of RevoLaze against, amongst others, The Gap for alleged infringement of its copyright on methods of using lasers to distress denim products.
One of several nuggets from Cogence’s recent survey on The Future of Law was that when asked how the structure of law firms could be improved, 20% of respondents suggested employee ownership as an alternative model.
Recruitment is changing in professional services. With hiring levels on the increase, many accountancy firms, law firms and property companies are going to unprecedented lengths when it comes to checking the backgrounds of their prospective employees.
TripAdvisor has declared London the ‘number one destination on Earth’ for 2016, beating Paris, New York and Rome for the honour. For international corporates, London is an attractive jurisdiction in which to litigate or arbitrate disputes, offering quality legal services as well as a multinational/ multilingual talent pool, a variety of funders and funding options, top-tier hotels and cultural attractions.
The legal sector changes and evolves with the ballistic certainty of a juggernaut and does so irrespective of the preferences and choices of the participants almost as if they were peripheral to the process of delivering legal services.