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  • Are cryptocurrencies really the wild west? An intro to Initial Coin Offerings

    William Li With more than US $3 billion being raised by way of Initial Coin Offering (ICO) in 2017 and the price of Bitcoin breaking through the US $19,000 mark (and dramatically falling again), interest in ICOs and cryptocurrencies is at an all-time high. Many commentators have noted that both the problem and appeal of ICOs is that they are not regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

    I wanted to be a lawyer, not a sales rep: 4 steps to tackle business development

    Douglas McPherson If you’re not bringing in new work (or at least sowing the seeds to make sure you have a pipeline of future work), your firm/department/practice’s commercial future isn’t going to be as bright as you’d like it to be.

    Owning up to mistakes - what is the right thing to do?

    Pearl Moses Mistakes happen. Everybody - even lawyers at the top firms - make mistakes.

    Do money launderers have holidays off? 5 red flags for smaller firms to look out for

    Amy Bell It is that time of year again, we are all feeling festive, thinking of relaxing at home over the Christmas period with mince pies, chocolate and turkey! But what are the criminals looking forward to?

    It must happen by Christmas said the client

    Tony Roe Solicitors “It must happen by Christmas”. How many clients tell their solicitors this? Such clients might want to conclude a corporate transaction, complete a property purchase or finish their divorce settlement. They may not have mentioned this when they instructed us, but did you ask them?

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