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Resolving business disputes early. So that they don't escalate into full-blown litigation

By Andrew Hildebrand on 11/02/2019

This month’s briefing on Partnership, Family Business and Private Client disputes explores how mediation can be invaluable for helping people resolve business issues and avoid protracted legal disputes.

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SFO v ENRC a victory for privilege but just how far does it go?

By Sam Tate on 04/02/2019

On 5 September 2018, the Court of Appeal re-enforced privilege as a cornerstone of a company’s protections in relation to internal investigations in The Director of the Serious Fraud Office v Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation. This article considers the case and its practical implications, including continuing limitations on privilege and the pitfalls to avoid.

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Is blockchain the train that still hasn't arrived?

By Steve Bynghall on 22/01/2019

If you believed all the hyperbole about blockchain you’d think we were on the cusp of the greatest technology development we have ever seen.

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Resolving commercial and private client disputes involving business partners and family members

By Andrew Hildebrand on 10/01/2019

Partnerships and family businesses often face the same challenges other businesses face but, because a different sort of personal relationship exists in a partnership or a family business, different considerations apply, especially when things go wrong.

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An interview with Bjarne Tellmann

By Bjarne P. Tellmann

This interview was taken from the fourth issue of Modern Legal Practice, published by Globe Law and Business.

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Technology and innovation in the in-house context

By Bjarne P. Tellmann on 03/12/2018

Bjarne P Tellmann, Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel at Pearson, considers the place of technological change in the evolving role of the GC

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Can in-house lawyers ‘Work Out Loud’?

By Steve Bynghall on 12/11/2018

Working Out Loud’ (WOL) is a way of working which advocates sharing work-in-progress across a network or community of people and getting (and giving) feedback to help improve the outcome.

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How to turn 'bad news' into a great conversation

By Alison Nolan on 08/11/2018

There are many ways for 'difficult conversations' to go wrong, and the more of the following practical tips you put into practice, the better the outcome is likely to be.

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What I learned from my colleagues: part 2

By Anthony Inglese on 31/10/2018

How do you learn? I tend to learn from the example of people around me.

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The general counsel as chief executive

By Bjarne P. Tellmann on 21/10/2018

The general counsel’s role is being transformed by what can be termed the “professional convergence revolution”.

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