Building the Sustainable Law Firm: Developing and Implementing an ESG Strategy


Author(s): Robert van Beemen, Sophie Boyer Chammard

This Special Report looks at the business drivers for sustainability in law firms and offers a practical toolkit to guide law firms on their ESG journey. It discusses how the development of robust, long-term ESG initiatives can provide law firms with manifold benefits, including the opportunity to gain competitive advantage; attract, engage and retain clients and employees; increase value and service offerings to clients; and enter new markets. 

Publication date: Jun 2022
ISBN: 9781787428072
Length: 143 pages
Price: £125.00

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Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession, Second Edition


Consulting editor(s): Globe Law and Business and The Centre for Legal Leadership

This Special Report explores strategies for maximising inclusion and diversity in the legal profession both in-house and in private practice. The second edition has been fully updated to take into account the pandemic and the adverse impact this has had on diversity and inclusion, along with other developments and includes new chapters on belief, ageism, mental health and intersectionality. 

Publication date: Apr 2022
ISBN: 9781787428546
Length: 168 pages
Price: £95.00

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Effective Practice Group Leadership, Second Edition


Author(s): Susan Saltonstall Duncan, Susan Raridon Lambreth, Dr Larry Richard, Michael Roster, Jonathan Fortnam, Neil Lloyd, Norman K. Clark, Colin Jasper, Patrick J. McKenna, John Sterling, Hannah Beko

Consulting editor(s): Alex Davies

Law firm practice group leadership is not for the faint hearted. As firms compete increasingly at practice group level, leaders are being asked to run their groups like business units; to develop and implement a strategic plan that supports the goals and competitiveness of the firm; and to coordinate and lead their partners to enhance the efficiency, performance, and profitability of their groups. With contributions from a wide range of experts, this second edition of Effective Practice Group Leadership builds on the first with new insights and thought leadership. The book examines the position of the practice group leader (PGL) in law firms today, the challenges of the role, and the changes to it, innovations and how modern practice groups are changing, and demonstrates the enormous contribution PGLs can make to the profitability and performance of their law firms, when armed with the tools and the authority.

Publication date: Jun 2022
ISBN: 9781787428690
Length: 120 pages
Price: £149.00

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Effective Trusts: Minimising Disputes Through Design, Governance and Administration


Author(s): Todd D Mayo, Kevin W Rethore

This Special Report examines the causes of trust disputes and explores the steps that settlors, trustees, beneficiaries and others can take during each stage of a trust’s lifecycle – design, execution, administration and termination – to reduce the risk of sparking a dispute. Filled with real-world practitioner guidance, perspective and insight on issues of critical importance to fiduciaries, trust officials and beneficiaries alike, this Special Report is essential reading.

Publication date: Jul 2022
ISBN: 9781787428812
Length: 131 pages
Price: £125.00

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Family Philanthropy


Consulting editor(s): Barbara R Hauser

Family philanthropy around the world is a dynamic and important part of the overall social change landscape. This Special Report aims to demystify the topic and presents in a clear and easy-to-understand format the philanthropy choices available to families. It covers a variety of topics including: how families can make decisions about their philanthropy activities; donor advised funds; ways in which families can support cultural organisations, such as museums; and leaving a legacy for the next generations.

Publication date: Jan 2022
ISBN: 9781787425187
Length: 151 pages
Price: £125.00

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Intellectual Property in the Energy Sector: Challenges and Opportunities for an Industry in Transition


Consulting editor(s): Jon Moorhouse - Keystone Law

The management of IP in the energy sector is arguably more important than ever. This Special Report looks at the challenges and opportunities that intellectual property issues present for different areas of this broad and rapidly changing sector, including upstream, downstream, renewables, digitalisation, standard essential patents and brand and reputation. It is essential reading for legal advisers and anyone in a commercial role dealing with the energy sector who is seeking a deeper understanding of the vital role intellectual property plays in shaping and achieving business objectives.

Publication date: Jun 2022
ISBN: 9781787428102
Length: 112 pages
Price: £95.00

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International Copyright Law:

A Practical Global Guide, Second Edition

Consulting editor(s): Ben Allgrove - Baker McKenzie

The second edition of International Copyright Law features up-to-date contributions from experts in over 30 jurisdictions worldwide, setting out the legal framework of their copyright laws and how to protect and exploit rights in creative and entrepreneurial works. It covers the types of work that can be protected, formalities for and duration of protection, rules relating to the ownership of copyright works, defences and infringement. 

Publication date: Feb 2022
ISBN: 9781787424944
Length: 727 pages
Price: £195.00

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Joint Operating Agreements:

A Comparison Between the IOC and NOC Perspectives, Second Edition

Author(s): Eduardo G Pereira, Anna Ovcharova, Reg Fowler

This major work analyses the critical concerns and challenges that IOCs and NOCs face in this new type of consortium, and will ultimately suggest alternative solutions to find common ground between these parties. The new, second edition, which is written by three relevant experts in the industry, updates the previous content and addresses new key issues such as compliance, conflicts of interest, corporate and social responsibility and price volatility.

Publication date: Feb 2022
ISBN: 9781787424388
Length: 351 pages
Price: £165.00

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Law Firm Mergers: Lessons from Successful Strategic Combinations


Author(s): Kent M Zimmermann, John E Morris

Mergers and acquisitions of law firms of all sizes have become increasingly common as competition for talent and business intensifies and leading firms dominate the market in size and profitability. Lawyers and law firm leaders contemplating the future of their firms need to understand the changing dynamics of the market, and the ways in which mergers and other combinations may or may not help them fulfil their aspirations. Law Firm Mergers offers both law firm leaders and all partners a way to approach the issues, highlighting the best practices gleaned from successful combinations.

Publication date: May 2022
ISBN: 9781787428454
Length: 104 pages
Price: £95.00

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Outer Space Law:

Legal Policy and Practice, Second Edition

Consulting editor(s): Yanal Abul Failat and Anél Ferreira-Snyman

Outer space has become a congested environment. The involvement of private actors, specifically, has given rise to a number of legal issues, including questions pertaining to liability, insurance, space debris, human rights and property rights in space. To address these legal uncertainties, the existing chapters in the second edition of Outer Space Law: Legal Policy and Practice have been updated significantly and several new chapters have been added dealing with topical issues including: the regulation of satellite navigation systems, and satellite constellations; the application of human rights in outer space settlements; the exploration and colonisation of outer space; and planetary protection.

Publication date: Apr 2022
ISBN: 9781787424821
Length: 575 pages
Price: £195.00

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Private Equity Exits:

A Practical Analysis, Third Edition

Consulting editor(s): Tom Evans - Latham & Watkins

This practical guide features contributions by leading specialists (including from Latham & Watkins, Linklaters, Macfarlanes and Ropes & Gray) on a range of topics linked to the exit of private equity investments. New to the third edition is analysis on emerging and established trends impacting exit terms, including early management liquidity, the prevalence of insurance solutions and related party or fund-to-fund exits.

Publication date: Jan 2022
ISBN: 9781787424906
Length: 248 pages
Price: £180.00

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Production Sharing Agreements:

A Global Legal Handbook

Consulting editor(s): Flavio G I Inocencio

This title is the first comparative treatment of Production Sharing Agreements and provides a comprehensive, in-depth overview of PSAs in key oil and gas jurisdictions around the world. It offers a rich, critical analysis and evaluation, and features contributions from an international group of leading experts and academics who address the legal, economic and political aspects of PSAs.

Publication date: Nov 2021
ISBN: 9781787426870
Length: 245 pages
Price: £175.00

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Secured Finance Transactions:

Taking Security, Deal Structures and Emerging Markets, Second Edition

Consulting editor(s): Dominic Griffiths - Mayer Brown

Secured finance transactions are implemented the world over between companies, banks, funds and individuals. This second edition brings together experts on this topic, provides a practical guide to important legal developments in the field of secured finance and expands further on the work in the first edition in covering the types of collateral used as security, the variety of transaction types and geographical coverage in emerging markets. An invaluable manual for those already present or entering into the financing arena, this title is a critical support at a time of unprecedented international lending activity.

Publication date: Mar 2022
ISBN: 9781787425149
Length: 416 pages
Price: £165.00

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Stress and Burnout in Law Firms: Leadership Challenges and Choices


Author(s): Lisa M Walker Johnson

This practical guide summons lawyers, leaders and managers to greater alertness about stress-producing factors in the workplace and to more effective applications of practical responses and methods in the special conditions and circumstances of the practice of law in today’s often intense and highly competitive environment. It is written expressly for professional colleagues who want to work together in common cause to bring greater awareness to wellness needs and to minimise excessive stress or distress in the legal workplace, positively impacting workplace culture, professional relationships, firm reputation, talent retention and profitability.

Publication date: Jun 2022
ISBN: 9781787428607
Length: 224 pages
Price: £125.00

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Succession Planning:

Ensuring Smooth Transitions for Lawyers and their Firms

Author(s): Sandra J Boyer, Hermann Knott, Susan Saltonstall Duncan, Jaap Bosman, August J Aquila, Pam Loch, Veronica Mann, Shelley Dunstone, Ronnie Fox

A successful succession encompasses two core elements: transitioning firm management to a new generation, and transferring client relationships. This title provides guidance not only on how these two transitions can be achieved effectively, from the perspectives of both individual partners and the firm, but also on the plethora of issues involved in preparing for the departure of retiring partners and transitioning in new leadership, including compensation, the role of diversity and inclusion and financial considerations. It also considers situations where more specific and specialised plans may be required, such as managing the succession of a rainmaker or when a sole practitioner sells their practice.

Publication date: Feb 2022
ISBN: 9781787428393
Length: 79 pages
Price: £95.00

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The Art and Craft of Judgment Writing:

A Primer for Common Law Judges

Author(s): Max Barrett

Judges are increasingly aware that the best way of enhancing public confidence in court systems is not only by providing a quality service but doing so compassionately and respectfully. The art and craft of judgment writing is a critical element of this process. Written by Dr Max Barrett, a judge of the High Court of Ireland, this book looks at the judgments of historically great judgment writers from the US, UK and wider common law world (in particular Australia, Canada, India, Ireland, Israel and New Zealand). Individual chapters focus on subjects such as judgment purpose, length, style and structure, concurring and dissenting judgments, judgment writing for children and vulnerable parties, as well as more general lessons in good writing offered by great authors from Orwell to Twain.

Publication date: Apr 2022
ISBN: 9781787428577
Length: 373 pages
Price: £95.00

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The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR):

A Commentary, Second Edition

Author(s): Lukas Feiler, Nikolaus Forgó, Michaela Nebel

The GDPR, one of the toughest privacy and security laws in the world, imposes obligations onto organisations everywhere that collect or target data relating to people in the EU. This commentary provides a detailed examination of the individual articles of the GDPR and is an essential resource aimed at helping legal practitioners prepare for compliance. The second edition includes guidelines on the interpretation of the GDPR published by the European Data Protection Board as well as new case law by the Court of Justice of the European Union.

Publication date: Oct 2021
ISBN: 9781787424784
Length: 343 pages
Price: £95.00

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The Rise of Specialist Career Paths in Law Firms


Author(s): Catherine Hart, Lucy Hall, Clare Harman Clark, Amy Grunske, Rebecca Atkinson, Anne Macdonald, Rachel Brushfield, Hayley Geffin, Amy Monaghan, Tammy Heydenrych, Tom Evans, Nina Gramcko, Claire Shasha, Rebecca Holdredge

The Rise of Specialist Career Paths in Law Firms is the essential guide to the plethora of career opportunities available in law firms beyond traditional fee earning. It covers more established roles such as the professional support lawyer and pro bono professional, and new, emerging career paths, including in innovation and legal operations, as well as roles that will become available in the future. Written by experts with lived experience performing these roles, chapters provide information and insights into the different opportunities available, the skills needed to thrive in these positions, the responsibilities they entail and how to build careers in these spaces.

Publication date: Jun 2022
ISBN: 9781787428720
Length: 125 pages
Price: £149.00

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The Rule of Law in the 21st Century:

A Worldwide Perspective, Second Edition

Consulting editor(s): Professor Robert A Stein - University of Minnesota Law School, Justice Richard J Goldstone - Constitutional Court of South Africa, and Homer E Moyer, Jr - Miller & Chevalier

This book, published in association with the International Bar Association, examines the concept of the rule of law from a variety of perspectives, beginning with the basic principles and all-important definitional issue of what the term 'rule of law' means, and includes fully updated chapters covering the independence of the judiciary and the internationalisation of the rule of law, as well as several new chapters. 

Publication date: Mar 2022
ISBN: 9781787427952
Length: 320 pages
Price: £95.00

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Trade Secret Protection:

A Global Guide, Second Edition

Consulting editor(s): Trevor Cook - WilmerHale

Edited by leading IP practitioner Trevor Cook, this important title demystifies the law of trade secrets in 29 jurisdictions, covering substantive and procedural aspects of both criminal and civil law and exploring the final remedies available under each. Designed to provide clear, comprehensive and practical guidance, this is a powerful tool for anyone requiring a broader and fuller understanding of trade secret protection globally.

Publication date: Jun 2022
ISBN: 9781787424586
Length: 611 pages
Price: £195.00

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