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Taking the bill by the horns

As lawyers in a highly regulated global business, the Barclays legal team instructs lawyers all over the world on a huge spectrum of matters. From his experience, Jeremy Ogden of Barclays Bank gives an insight into the client’s experiences of, and thoughts on, billing, and offers some guidance on how all firms could improve their billing practices.

Double celebration for Shadbolt & Co

Specialist commercial law firm, Shadbolt & Co, celebrated their 10th anniversary this month with a visit by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. His Royal Highness presented the firm with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade 2001 to the founder, and senior partner, Dick Shadbolt.

The Application Service Providers bite back

Application service provision could be the answer to many managing partners’ prayers. The delivery of application software as a packaged service through the internet or a private network, on a rental or subscription basis, could signal an end to escalating IT overheads, the daily travails of system maintenance and the battle to keep pace with fast-moving technology. Not to mention the increasing pressures to safeguard security and continuity of service for a demanding market. Chris Cann, systems partner at Martin Kaye, identifies why his firm is already reaping the considerable benefits of a new delivery route for critical business applications.