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New legal articles posted!

Posted in Legal Articles by thomthumb84 on January 12, 2011

Unfortunately it looks like some articles I wrote recently for a high-profile legal business magazine will not be published online any time in the near future so here they are for your inspection. I will add a new one each day for the next three days so keep checking!

Here is a quick link to each as they are posted:

09/01/11 Andrew Garard: the campaign against hourly billinghttps://thomthumb84.wordpress.com/2011/01/09/andrew-garard-the-campaign-against-hourly-billing/

10/01/11 An Uncertain Future for Feed-in Tariffs: https://thomthumb84.wordpress.com/2011/01/10/an-uncertain-future-for-feed-in-tariffs/

11/01/11 CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE: The bad news and the good: https://thomthumb84.wordpress.com/2011/01/11/central-and-eastern-europe-the-bad-news-and-the-good/

12/01/11 JAPAN: International law firms call for change: https://thomthumb84.wordpress.com/2011/01/12/japan-international-law-firms-call-for-change/

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JAPAN: International law firms call for change

Posted in Legal Articles by thomthumb84 on January 12, 2011

Twenty-three years after opening to international firms Japan has still not relaxed its restrictions. Foreign lawyers are now demanding change at a quicker pace.

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CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE: The bad news and the good

Posted in Legal Articles by thomthumb84 on January 11, 2011

The last two years have seen international firms retrench through most of Central and Eastern Europe. But it is not all bad news. Domestic firms are flourishing and some countries are still attracting big international players to the region.

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An Uncertain Future for Feed-in Tariffs

Posted in Legal Articles by thomthumb84 on January 10, 2011

‘Feed-in tariffs’ were once the preferred renewable energy scheme for EU countries. Now the Canadian province of Ontario has joined the crowd. But does news of significant cuts in such subsidies in the EU suggest a difficult path ahead for Ontario?

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Andrew Garard: The campaign against hourly billing

Posted in Legal Articles by thomthumb84 on January 9, 2011

In 2008 Andrew Garard, group legal director at ITV, transformed the broadcaster’s legal panel into a trim body that operates entirely without hourly billing. He now holds court with everyone from FTSE 500 companies to the world’s largest legal firms – all keen to know how he did it.

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