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This month we are also delighted to announce the results of our third annual In-House Survey 2014.

A collaboration between Legal Business and The In-House Lawyer, The In-House Survey is a definitive study of the in-house legal market, providing essential intelligence on the demographics, legal spend and needs of the in-house community. The aim of the research is to provide independent benchmark information on the real needs of the legal teams at the biggest companies.

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An exercise in discretion

Contractual terms relating to the payment of bonuses by one party to another are ripe for dispute, particularly where those terms involve the exercise of discretion by ... Read more

Emissions reduction and energy efficiency reporting: is it time to reconsider your compliance strate

EU Emissions Trading scheme (ETS) market reform is taking shape and appears to be moving ahead despite historic inertia. The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS), the new energy reporting regime, is ... Read more

Disclaimer of leases: an essential guide

Even within a recovering rental 
market, the impact of insolvency can be severe. In particular, the power to disclaim a lease as onerous property can have significant implications for not only ... Read more

Update on Scottish tax

On 1 April 2015, the first payments of Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) and Scottish Landfill Tax (SLfT) will start to be made to Scotland’s new tax authority, Revenue Scotland. ... Read more

Ruling of the Court of Appeal in MM (Lebanon) & ors v secretary of state [2014] in relation to the m

The Court of Appeal has delivered its verdict as to whether Blake LJ was correct in concluding that the minimum income requirement (MIR) for applicants submitting entry clearance applications was indeed ... Read more


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Top ten ways to receive more value from your external law firms with retention agreements

With many law firms struggling to attract or retain corporate clients, companies now often have the upper hand in negotiating new engagements. This increased bargaining power presents a great opportunity for corporate legal departments to retool their relationships to ensure that they receive more value from their external law firms.

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