The Sunday Law Review: 19th to 25th October

Welcome to the weekly Law Business column brought to you by the 'Sunday Law Review' team. The purpose of this column is to take a dedicated look at what happened in the business of law and legislation, and the lives of lawyers and law firms within UK as reported by freely available online legal publications throughout the previous week.

The most interesting articles on developments, compliance, business of law within UK or as well as international developments of interest to UK law firms and legal practioners: 
Interviews, features on lawyers and obituaries: 

Interesting articles involving the study of law and legal cases, legal training, pupillage, associates, legal academia, publications on law and law students: 

  • Where two wrong wills can be right: Marley v Rawlings | The Barrister Magazine 
  • Comptroller v. Wynne, arising over state taxation of personal income earned & taxed in other states | Library of law
  • Drew v A-G: The Limits of the #NEWZEALAND Bill of Rights | NZ Human Rights Blog
  • BOOK REVIEW: The Mother Court: Tales of Cases That Mattered in America’s Greatest Trial Court | Law Gazette
  • Book launch: The First Miscarriage of Justice: The ‘Amazing and Unreported’ Case of Tony Stock | New Law Journal: 
  • Legal services clinic for the needy launched by law students at Tata Institute in #INDIA

Recommended Articles of this week:

The UK and international articles of the week are pieces selected by @TheLawMap tweeting team based on recommendations from friends and followers of daily law news blog.

Lawyers, Law Firms, Chambers & ABS in the news this week: 
Friday 24th October
  • LAW FIRM NEWS: Pinsent Masons wins ‘Most innovative technology team’ at The Lawyer Management Awards 
  • LAW FIRM NEWS: Court denies Dechert chance for public hearing to clear name over fee dispute with ENRC | The Lawyer
  • LAW FIRM NEWS: Neil Hudgell combines with Rapid to form £20m PI outfit | The Lawyer 
  • LAW FIRM NEWS: Orrick and Withers lose at High Court as Excalibur funders forced to pay £23m costs | The Lawyer 
  • LAW FIRM NEWS: Pinsents set for managing partner election as Ryan steps down | The Lawyer 
  • LAW FIRM NEWS: Clifford Chance re-elects senior partner Sweeting in uncontested vote | The Lawyer
  • LAW FIRM NEWS: Baker & McKenzie turns to Corrs for Aussie corporate hire | The Lawyer 
  • LAW FIRM NEWS: Kromann Reumert and Reed Smith advise on exclusive licence for Ebola vaccine | The Lawyer
  • LAW FIRM NEWS: Olney retires after 31 years at Slaughters as Wittmann is elected practice partner | The Lawyer 
  • LAW FIRM NEWS: "It could be win/win for us and for him": Weil's Francies on losing Lucas | The Lawyer 
  • Clifford Chance re-elects senior partner | Law Gazette
  • Hull based PI firm Neil Hudgell Solicitors doubles headcount with Rapid takeover | Law Gazette
  • Lancashire firm Forbes is backing comments made by a leading family figure to radically shake up the divorce process
  • Accountancy firm gets green light on probate | The Global Legal Post 
  • TAGLaw meets in Hong Kong | The Global Legal Post
Thursday 23rd October
Wednesday 22nd October
Tuesday 21st October
  • Land Securities general counsel Adrian de Souza resigns | The Lawyer 
  • LAW FIRM NEWS: Dentons biggest winner as Ofgem E-Serve panel extended for two years | The Lawyer
  • Kennedys to roll out senior associate promotions annually | Solicitors Journal 
  • Bird & Bird enters Australia via Sydney merger | The Global Legal Post
  • Law Society of Kenya sues top UK human rights firm Leigh Day | The Global Legal Post 
  • Squire Patton recruits Nabarro projects team | The Global Legal Post
  • LAW FIRM NEWS: Fried Frank continues to grow with Orrick’s London tax head Thornton | The Lawyer 
  • LAW FIRM NEWS: Akin negotiates more space at Bingham's 41 Lothbury office | The Lawyer 
  • LAW FIRM NEWS: Kennedys overhauls career development strategy and introduces new senior associate role | The Lawyer 
  • LAW FIRM NEWS: Burges Salmon and Morton Fraser team win NDA panel spots with Eversheds and Pinsents | The Lawyer 
  • Facebook sues DLA for "fraudulent lawsuit"; DLA slams tech giant's 'intimidation' tactics | The Lawyer
  • Parabis makes 24 redundancies to Croydon office | Solicitors Journal
Monday 20th October


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