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Women lawyers seen as a success in Saudi a year after first licences

The chair of the Council of Saudi Chambers has praised women lawyers as being ‘excellent’ 12 months after the first of them were allowed to set up in practice – but their arrival has complicated arguments over a possible uniform

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Getting to grips with corporate contracts

The corporate contractual process is failing. Epically. And that’s a big problem. Despite the swarms of people and astonishingly high spend devoted to this category, contract life-cycle management in most companies is a low-tech, disorganised process fragmented across numerous legal

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Lawyers turn to helpline for Ethi-Call dilemmas

Ethi-Call, a free and anonymous counselling service for professionals, is welcoming calls from lawyers facing ethical quandaries at work. Elisabeth Shaw, a psychologist who runs Ethi-Call, told Lawyers Weekly many lawyers find that their codes of practice do not adequately address

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Lawyer who cheated legal aid in notorious murder case disbarred

A lawyer who defended a wealthy former police officer accused of killing his lover and stuffing her remains in a trash bin has been disbarred for cheating legal aid of close to $120,000. In its decision this week, the Law

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Energy lawyers laid off in the wake of oil price fall

International, 500-lawyer firm Steptoe & Johnson has laid off a total of 32 staff – including 14 lawyers – from its energy teams in six of its US offices. The lay-offs have happened in Colorado, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennysylvania, Texas and

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Benefits of Lawyer-Directors on the Boards of Companies

Undoubtedly, board composition is a crucial element of firm value. This understanding underscores the importance of recent studies regarding board composition and the performance of companies. Recently, we drew attention to research findings on the impact of academics in boardrooms

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