Archive for May, 2013

What Happens When You Quit the Maw of the Accounting Firms? It Depends on Tax Codes…

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013 at 16:09

I was struck by an article in The Lawyer based on its annual European 100. (Don’t rush, it costs nearly £600.) The two top European law firms are Garrigues in Spain and FIDAL in France. Both law firms posted revenues of over €300m. Apart from that law firms in most of Europe face the same […]

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London in Colour in 1927!

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013 at 09:00

Wonderful little film of London in 1927 filmed in colour. You can’t help being struck by how black London was–the buildings are filthy but then how much smoke was being belched into the air. There were, as it says, 4,000 buses charging around. The contrast between the well-dressed spaciousness of the West End compared to […]

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The Transformation of Irish Legal Services

Sunday, May 12th, 2013 at 22:01

  The picture above is from an Irish crime TV show about a journalist chasing stories of corruption, paedophilia, societal neglect and more. Within the throes of the recession Ireland is going through deep changes. The press is full of corruption scandals, billionaires going bankrupt, and, not least, the Irish legal profession facing its biggest […]

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