Family Offices

The STEP Handbook for Advisers, Third Edition

Consulting editor(s): Barbara R Hauser & Nicola Saccardo

Prepared in association with STEP, the world’s leading organisation for private wealth professionals, this new edition of Family Offices has been fully updated and features a number of new chapters, all written by the leading experts in the field.

The third edition of this practical guide steers readers through the family office model, from its inception to the final stage in its ‘life cycle’.

Publication date: Aug 2023
ISBN: 9781787429642
Length: 450 pages
Price: £245.00

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Good Governance in Law Firms

A Strategic Approach to Executive Decision Making and Management Structures, Second Edition

Consulting editor(s): Norman K Clark on behalf of the International Bar Association

Good governance has become a critical condition for law firms of all sizes to meet the new, fast-moving opportunities of fast-changing markets for legal services — much more than just having a good partnership agreement.

With new insights and substantially updated guidance derived from the recent developments and disruptions of the past ten years, this Second Edition, published in association with the International Bar Association, concludes with an examination of emerging trends that will shape law firm governance in the future. It provides visionary, but entirely realistic, insights into how law firm governance will need to continue to adapt to new regulatory regimes for the legal profession, stress testing concepts and new alternative business structures.

Publication date: May 2023
ISBN: 9781787429345
Length: 320 pages
Price: £165.00

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Handbook of Legal Tech

Consulting editor(s): Colin S. Levy

By reading and using the insights shared in this title, learn how to reconcile technology's inescapable presence with the fear of the unknown it often brings about. Edited by Colin S. Levy, a well-known legal tech influencer and advocate, Handbook of Legal Tech provides guidance from many of the leading figures within the legal tech space on the different parts of law practice being enhanced and improved by technology. Each chapter covers a key area of legal tech, including automation, contract management, blockchain, use of artificial intelligence, and legal analytics, and contains first-hand insights into the development and adoption of legal technology and actionable data around best uses for different types of legal technologies. Legal ethics and the future of legal tech are also explored.

Publication date: May 2023
ISBN: 9781787429673
Length: 120 pages
Price: £149.00

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Innovation in Law Firms:

Implementing Successful Projects

Author(s): Stuart Whittle, Catriona Wolfenden

This book focuses on implementing innovation and the innovation process in a law firm, from pilot to adoption and everything in between (whether that be within the law firm itself or undertaken by the law firm’s clients). Divided into four parts to reflect the innovation lifecycle of examine, explore, develop and reflect, this book is a practical guide for those starting or doing innovation in law firms. Whether at the start or part way through an innovation journey, this book allows readers to dip in and out providing guidance on specific issues as they arise as part of the innovation lifecycle.

Publication date: Jul 2023
ISBN: 9781787429550
Length: 200 pages
Price: £95.00

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Investing in Distressed Debt in Europe, Second Edition

The TMA Handbook for Practitioners

Consulting editor(s): Ignacio Buil Aldana and Patricia Álvarez Alonso - Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira

This second edition, co-published with TMA Europe, provides an overview of the European distressed-debt market and covers, among other topics:

  • non-performing loans;
  • direct lending; and
  • restructuring and workouts.

It explores these subjects from a pan-European viewpoint and includes a comprehensive analysis of how the Restructuring Directive has been implemented. Chapters have been written by leading experts in the field, supported by consulting editors Ignacio Buil Aldana and Patricia Alvarez Alonso, partners in the restructuring, insolvency and special situations team at the London office of Spanish law firm Cuatrecasas.

Publication date: Jul 2023
ISBN: 9781787429376
Length: 260 pages
Price: £175.00

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Legal Practice in the Digital Age

Author(s): Paul Caddy, David Jackson, Tony Randle

Legal Practice in the Digital Age contains the hard-won insights lawyers and firms need to survive and thrive in the complex, post-pandemic age. It demonstrates how firms can embrace technological change, from taking a people-centric approach, to technology and innovation, to entrenching forward-thinking new mindsets into your firm’s DNA. This guide is filled with insightful case studies and practical tips to give your firm the edge it needs and make the changes necessary for future success.

Publication date: Mar 2023
ISBN: 9781787429314
Length: 465 pages
Price: £95.00

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Managing and Developing Your Career as an In-house Lawyer

Author(s): Ian White, Simon McCall

Managing and Developing Your Career as an In-house Lawyer by Ian White and Simon McCall is a companion to their report Your Role as General Counsel: How to Survive and Thrive in Your Role as GC. It seeks to provide practical ideas and tips on how a busy in-house lawyer can actively manage their own development. The aim is to help them perform more effectively in their current role and also prepare them for promotion or a move elsewhere.

Publication date: Jun 2023
ISBN: 9781787428515
Length: 90 pages
Price: £75.00

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Maximising Economic Recovery

A New Approach to Regulating the UK's Offshore Oil and Gas Industry

Author(s): Judith Aldersey - Williams, Valerie Allan

Maximising Economic Recovery is not a complete guide to oil and gas industry regulation in the UK; instead, it is specific to the MER UK regime. It describes the legislative changes that introduced the regime, the nature of the NSTA, and how it uses ‘soft power’ to achieve many of its aims.

The title also describes the regulatory tools at the NSTA’s disposal including the nature of the OGA Strategy and how this can be enforced through sanctions, the right to attend a wide range of industry meetings, request vast amounts of industry data and to get involved in industry disputes. It also discusses the increasing focus of the NSTA on the energy transition.

Publication date: Jun 2023
ISBN: 9781787429703
Length: 275 pages
Price: £175.00

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Negotiating Technology Contracts, Second Edition

Author(s): Kit Burden, Mark O'Conor and Duncan Pithouse

This second edition provides a practical, commercial guide to negotiations without a heavy focus on ‘black letter law’, and seeks to explain the perspectives of both sides of the negotiating table on a clause-by-clause basis, clearly setting out the key points they will want to protect – and why – while also offering suggestions as to what they may be willing to concede or compromise upon.

The title is written with the benefit of DLA Piper’s unparalleled view of the global market for technology sourcing and outsourcing projects, and from acting for customers and service providers in this space over many years and in many jurisdictions.

Publication date: Jul 2023
ISBN: 9781787429796
Length: 250 pages
Price: £195.00

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Private Trust Companies

A Handbook for Advisers, Second Edition

Consulting editor(s): Todd Mayo

Private trust companies play an increasingly important role in the wealth structures of many ultra-wealthy families, offering a high degree of control and flexibility in the administration of a family’s trusts and the management of trust assets. Featuring chapters written by leading practitioners.

This title's content shines a light on organisational and operational issues such as designing a private trust company’s ownership structure, implementing proper internal controls, outsourcing services and working with professional advisers. Important matters like coordinating with the family office, communicating with family, protecting privacy and handling disputes involving private trust companies are also tackled.

Publication date: Aug 2023
ISBN: 9781787429611
Length: 350 pages
Price: £195.00

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The ESG Handbook

Consulting editor(s): Paul Davies, Latham & Watkins

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues are increasingly considered as core business priorities for companies, boards and investors, with ESG representing an area of significant opportunity for many. Navigating the broad range of topics that fall under ESG, including regulatory developments, political impacts and stakeholder sentiment, requires multidisciplinary and global expertise from experienced practitioners.

Featuring cross-jurisdictional insight, this important title covers a range of ESG topics in depth, containing contributions from leading legal professionals, industry experts and consultants. The book firstly discusses ‘what is ESG?’ before covering areas including supply chain topics, financial regulatory impacts, ESG disclosure obligations, M&A and private equity, among many other important subjects.

Publication date: Dec 2023
ISBN: 9781787429765
Length: 200 pages
Price: £125.00

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The Handbook for Legal Innovation

Author(s): Nicola Shaver

Although legal innovation is critical for law firms, with clients pushing for more efficient, cost-effective, and automated services, very little has been written about how to drive successful enterprise-wide transformation efforts. As innovation and legal operations functions proliferate globally, Nicola Shaver has written the first definitive book to guide legal professionals through setting up an effective innovation function and driving successful culture change and initiatives across a legal organization.

In The Handbook for Legal Innovation, Shaver, the 2020 ILTA Legal Innovation Leader of the Year and a College of Law Practice Management Fellow, outlines how to set up an effective strategy for innovation, provides practical guides for conducting current-state audits, establishes frameworks to help identify project priorities, and outlines how to build and grow the right team. With 20 years of experience in the legal industry, including a decade each of practicing law and driving innovation initiatives in large legal organizations, Shaver draws upon her experience as well as broad industry knowledge to inform this practical guide.

Publication date: Apr 2023
ISBN: 9781787429130
Length: 200 pages
Price: £75.00

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The Modern In-house Lawyer:

Optimising Relationships for Growth and Success in an ESG Environment

Author(s): Ciarán Fenton

This book shows how in-house lawyers across the world can better manage their relationships with themselves and others, and how their client organisations can reciprocate. The main theme throughout is that reframing relationships, and then making small changes in them, can together have a big impact on individual fulfilment, organisations and society. Written by Ciarán Fenton, it provides in-house lawyers at all levels, members of the c-suite and private practice lawyers with the principles, tools and models to manage their key relationships and enhance their work.

Publication date: Oct 2023
ISBN: 9781787429529
Length: 160 pages
Price: £95.00

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