Category Archives: Blogs

Career Mobility Q&A with Mary Bonsor, CEO of Flex Legal

As part of a series of interviews we are showcasing the potential for lawyers beyond the ‘traditional role’. In Part 3 of the series, on International Women’s Day 2021 and during Women’s History Month 2021, Syed Nasser speaks to Mary Bonsor, a former property litigation lawyer, to discuss her experience transitioning out of private practice. […]

Career Mobility Q&A with Benjamin White, Founder of Crafty Counsel

As part of a series of interviews we are showcasing the potential for lawyers beyond the ‘traditional role’. In Part 2 of the series Syed Nasser speaks to Ben White, a former Magic Circle lawyer to discuss his experience transitioning out of private practice. 1. Please tell us a little bit about who you are, […]

Career Mobility Q&A with Sanjay Mehta, CCO & GC, ITARMI

As part of a series of interviews we are showcasing the potential for lawyers beyond the ‘traditional role’. In Part 1 of the series Syed Nasser speaks to Sanjay Mehta, a former law firm partner to discuss his experience transitioning out of private practice. Could you tell us a bit about your background and your current […]

Existing technology in the IP world: A help or hindrance?

After speaking with a number of IP practitioners within both industry and private practice about using existing technology, we thought it would be useful to report on the state of platforms used. Are the tools at their disposal are good enough, or what, if anything, can be improved to make the overall experience better for […]

Blindsided…?

It is fair to say that the UK legal establishment has been ‘blindsided’ by the announcement by the Irish Law Society. Overseas solicitors will not be entitled to Irish Practicing certificates unless they have a physical presence in Ireland from the 1st of January. What do you need to know: Practising certificates – Solicitors outside […]

An interview with Sarah Pritchard, Director, National Economic Crime Centre

Sarah Pritchard Director National Economic Crime Centre (NECC) at the National Crime Agency (NCA) invited us in to talk about Fraud. In what has been an unprecedented year for law enforcement we wanted to understand how the NECC had risen to the challenge of Covid-19. Sarah has an MA in History from Cambridge, she worked […]

How The Pandemic Changed Us!

The pandemic has had a profound impact on our lives, it has triggered deep emotions, fears of an uncertain future, fears around the potential health implications, fear to meet, greet and interact in a way that seemed so normal only 6 months ago. Many are working from home, many are still in work, many are […]

The Unified Patent Court… what next?

Chris Excell, Head of IP & Patents Dovetailing with a previous article on the EUIPO (and its choice of location) it is only right to comment on the “other side” of the Intellectual Property world; Patents, and the Unified Patent Court. A brief history on this, The Unified Patent Court agreement was signed on 19 […]