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Tech Trends in Practice

Large law firms face several key technology challenges in 2006, but Allen & Overy is keen to lead the way with a broad focus including compliance, mobility, e-business and matter centricity. By Dave Burwell, chief information officer at Allen & Overy LLP

Trend tracker: Taming e-mail

The next generation of intelligent e-mail management systems has some nifty new tricks up its sleeve that go beyond compliance and corporate governance. By Gary Eastwood.

Risk management PI rates expected to fall

Solicitors expect their professional-indemnity (PI) insurance rates to fall this year and do not feel that personal-injury claims will impact premium rates according to research from Alexander Forbes Professions.

New managing partner for Foley Hoag LLP

Business and litigation firm Foley Hoag LLP, which has offices in Boston and Washington, D.C., has elected Robert Sanoff, a litigation partner specialising in environmental and insurance law, as co-managing partner.

Limiting loss: Managing the insolvency of an LLP

In the April issue of Managing Partner, Peter Ashford touched on some of the dangers of converting to limited-liability partnership as a risk-management strategy. In this issue, Fergus Payne, partner and joint head of partnerships and LLPs group at Lewis Silkin, tackles the issue head on, with an examination of what happens when an LLP gets into financial difficulties. For all those firms that have or will convert, it makes essential reading.

R v David Octavious Pearson [2005] EWCA Crim 1412

There could be no legitimate criticism of the appellant's first solicitor who disclosed to the police what the appellant had told him in a threatening manner. Further, there was nothing to suggest that that solicitor, who did not represent the appellant at his trial, had any influence on the conduct of the appellant's defence.

K&LNG strengthens California presence

Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham (K&LNG) has opened an office in Palo Alto, California. With existing offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco, K&LNG’s Palo Alto office strengthens the firm’s presence in California and increases the firm’s total number of offices to twelve.