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GDPR: Challenges for Businesses, Eighteen Months On

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was implemented eighteen months ago, but many businesses in the UK are still not GDPR compliant. What are the main challenges presented by GDPR to businesses and their customers, and what role can professionals play in ensuring GDPR compliance?

12:00, 3rd December 2019
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Commercial Awareness: Cybersecurity, Huawei, and the Race to 5G

There has been a dramatic rise in the number of cyber-attacks on large organisations such as the NHS and DLA Piper. The recent US-China trade war, and the controversies surrounding Chinese tech company Huawei, have heightened fears that we may be on the precipice of something big.

11:00, 16th July 2019
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Heathrow Expansion: A Potential Developmental Delusion

Recently, the Conservative Party has seemed willing to back the expansion of London's famous Heathrow Airport, despite serious climate change implications. In May 2019, a judicial review claim regarding the plans was struck down in the High Court. Was this the correct decision for the court to make?

11:00, 25th June 2019
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Taming the Retail Giants: The Impact of Mergers & Acquisitions on Competition

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) recently decided to block the proposed merger between J Sainsbury's plc and Asda Group Limited. Such a merger would have had disastrous impacts on competition in the industry. However, further difficulties await the CMA, including e-commerce and Brexit.

11:00, 7th May 2019
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Rise of the Accountants: An Existential Threat to Law Firms

The legal industry has traditionally been rather protected from outside threats. In recent years, however, the Big Four accountancy firms have begun to encroach on legal territory. It now seems only a matter of time until law firms face a real threat of being left behind by these giants.

12:00, 8th January 2019
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Commercial Awareness: Law Firms Floating on the Stock Market

Law firms, which have traditionally operated as limited liability partnerships for centuries, have increasingly begun transitioning to public companies and floating on the stock market. This represents a highly important change in the legal industry that should not be underestimated.

11:00, 3rd August 2018
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Commercial Awareness: The Sainsbury's/Asda Merger vs Competition Law

The proposed merger of two of the UK's biggest supermarkets, Sainsbury's and Asda, raises important questions that are often tackled by M & A lawyers: how and when will competition law operate to prevent or limit a deal because it poses too big a threat to market competition.

11:00, 29th June 2018
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The Biggest Challenges Facing the Legal Profession in 2018

Showing an understanding of the challenges facing the legal profession is vital for demonstrating awareness to recruiters. Thus, it is important to examine how issues like Brexit, cyber security, fixed costs and online courts could cause problems for lawyers in the coming year.

12:00, 2nd January 2018
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A Stark Warning: Greece, Goldman Sachs and the ‘Swaps Deal’

The infamous currency swaps between Greece and Goldman Sachs, used to ensure the country could join the Eurozone, shows how the problems that can arise without sufficient regulation of an expanded derivatives market. Hopefully, the fallout from the deals will spark some much-needed regulation.

12:00, 15th December 2017
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Poor Relations and Proportionality: The Flaws of TfL’s Uber Decision

The decision by Transport for London not to renew Uber's operating licence in London has proved divisive. But for all the public discourse, little focus has been placed on the legal specifics, close examination of which reveals several grounds for the company to use to launch a successful appeal.

11:00, 13th October 2017
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Commercial Awareness: The Fortnightly Round-Up (w/b 18th September)

Understanding the complex world of commerce is vital for aspiring commercial lawyers. In a bumper edition before it takes a well-earned break, Keep Calm Talk Law's fortnightly commercial awareness round-up sets out a succinct and manageable guide to the commercial stories you should know about.

19:00, 24th September 2017
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Commercial Awareness: The Fortnightly Round-Up (w/b 28th August)

Understanding the complex world of commerce is vital for aspiring commercial lawyers. Keep Calm Talk Law's fortnightly commercial awareness feature moves forward, providing a succinct and manageable guide to the commercial stories you should know about.

18:00, 3rd September 2017
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Commercial Awareness: The Fortnightly Round-Up (w/b 31st July)

Understanding the complex world of commerce is vital for aspiring commercial lawyers. Keep Calm Talk Law's fortnightly round-up returns from a short break, providing a succinct and manageable guide to the commercial stories you should know about.

17:00, 6th August 2017
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Commercial Awareness: The Fortnightly Round-Up (w/b 19th June)

Understanding the complex world of commerce is vital for aspiring commercial lawyers. Keep Calm Talk Law's fortnightly round-up continues, providing a succinct and manageable guide to the commercial stories you should know about.

18:00, 25th June 2017
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