The Sunday Law Review: 26th Oct. to 1st November

Welcome to the weekly Law Business column brought to you by the Sunday Law Review team. 

The role and necessity of the European arrest warrant has been under the gaze this week with the Prime Minister David Cameron signalling a desire for a possible Commons vote to appease eurosceptic backbench MPs. 

The parliamentary dress code was under scrutiny when MP Harriet Harman wore a T-shirt bearing a feminist slogan during Prime Minister's Questions. Earlier in the week, David Cameron had received a rather more innocent and accidental 'shove' when visiting Leeds from jogger Dean Farley, who was subsequently arrested and de-arrested. The innocent shove has resulted in a review of security procedures surrounding the Prime Minister. Also under review has been the Conservative plan for a British Bill of Rights, which came under criticism from the prominent human rights Barrister Dinah Rose QC, who termed it 'rubbish'.   

This week it was revealed that the Home Office had failed to deal with a backlog of assylum cases with 29,000 applications dating back to 2007 yet to be resolved. The government decision to stop supporting search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean has also been criticised by human rights activistsThe week ended with City solicitor and former Law Society President Fiona Woolf stepping down as head of enquiry into historical child sex abuse after groups representing victims unanimously informed the Home Office that she should go.    

The purpose of this column is to take a dedicated look at what happened in the business of law, legislative changes, 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 practitioners: 
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: 

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 31st October
  • LAW FIRM NEWS: RPC acts as Pinsents sues RP Martin over unpaid fees for Libor advice | The Lawyer
  • LAW FIRM NEWS: Former Eversheds' London head becomes GC at Fenwick | The Lawyer 
  • LAW FIRM NEWS: Parent of Malaysia’s Zicolaw to use Singapore IPO to fund ASEAN expansion | The Lawyer 
  • LAW FIRM NEWS: Ashurst scraps Australia managing partner role as incumbent Carrington retires | The Lawyer 
  • LAW FIRM NEWS: Charles Russell Speechlys - the associate angle | The Lawyer 
  • Amarchand eyes Singapore for ninth office | The Global Legal Post 
  • Paul Hastings recruits White & Case IP head in London | The Global Legal Post
  • LAW FIRM NEWS: Charles Russell Speechlys' Carter: "An incredible amount of work needs to be done" | The Lawyer
  • Edwards Wildman reshuffles in London as Cooley speculation mounts | The Global Legal Post
Thursday 30th October
  • LAW FIRM NEWS: Latham makes up one London partner amongst 19-strong global promos round | The Lawyer 
  • LAW FIRM NEWS: Freshfields retains role as SFO opens investigation into profits | The Lawyer
  • LAW FIRM NEWS: Linklaters and Milbank secure judgment for Visa in £1bn battle against retailers | The Lawyer
  • LAW FIRM NEWS: Paul Hastings picks up White & Case technology and IP head | The Lawyer 
  • European lawyer moves: 30 October 2014 | The Lawyer 
  • LAW FIRM NEWS: BLM and Keoghs and Simpson Marwick win spots on new Hastings Direct panel | The Lawyer 
  • LAW FIRM NEWS: Garrigues returns to growth with marginal revenue rise to €332.5m | The Lawyer 
  • Brick Court and Monckton lead as court adjourns strike-out of £1bn cartel claim against BA | The Lawyer
  • DLA boosts Mexico base by City firm merger | The Global Legal Post 
  • Greek millionaire loses £13m on Clifford Chance opportunity | The Global Legal Post
  • LAW FIRM NEWS: Norton Rose Fulbright elects CEO Martyr for fifth term as Scott takes up management role | The Lawyer
Wednesday 29th October
  • LAW FIRM NEWS: High Court rules former Halliwells partners not liable for overpaid drawings | The Lawyer
  • No5 barrister acts as junior counsel in Galiazia v Governor of HMP Hewell and another | The Lawyer
  • LAW FIRM NEWS: Taylor Wessing re-elects senior partner Marks for second term | The Lawyer
  • LAW FIRM NEWS: Allen & Overy and HSF set to pick up £9.8m in legal fees on Tui's £5.2bn merger | The Lawyer 
  • LAW FIRM NEWS: Edwards Wildman left rudderless in London as management switches stateside | The Lawyer
  • Pioneering accountancy firm extends its legal services | The Global Legal Post
  • Walmart company to give discounts on legal products | The Global Legal Post 
  • Clyde takes three Sparke Helmore partners to open in Brisbane | The Global Legal Post
  • No5 barrister set to appear on behalf of Mr Mandalia in Supreme Court appeal | The Lawyer
Tuesday 28th October
  • LAW FIRM NEWS: DLA Piper adds seven partners through Mexico merger, as three exit for Bakers | The Lawyer 
  • Digital law firm created to meet growing demand | Law Gazette
  • LAW FIRM NEWS: Clyde & Co opens in Brisbane with three partners from Sparke Helmore | The Lawyer
  • Solicitor & single mum Funke Abimbola from St Albans shortlisted for national award on parenting skills 
  • LAW FIRM NEWS: BLP tells headhunters: find female talent to help us hit our diversity target | The Lawyer
  • Deutsche Bank senior lawyer commits suicide in New York | The Global Legal Post 
  • Partners pencil in Locke Lord Edwards merger for January | The Global Legal Post 
  • Linklaters tops UK rankings | The Global Legal Post 
  • Groundbreaking accountancy ABS targets broader range of legal services | Legal Futures
Monday 27th October


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