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Handle data breaches like a pro and save millions today

In 2023, Meta, Facebook’s parent company, incurred a record-breaking fine of 1.2 billion Euros under GDPR for mishandling personal data during transfers from Europe to the United States, a persistent oversight that drew significant scrutiny from the European Data Protection Board. The broader context is even more concerning.  According to the GDPR Tracker Report updated …

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In-house legal teams : beating law firms

In the last few weeks, we had quite a few meetings with in-house lawyers for various reasons. We have been learning a lot from them about how in-house legal teams are being run and their priorities. We meet in-house lawyers a lot these days because many are either doing various courses with us or considering …

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Impress general counsels and clients with this easy strategy 

One of my students was a litigator who wanted to get an in-house counsel job. He didn’t know how he could utilise his litigation mindset and exposure.  Most of the in-house counsels he reached out to were not responding to his emails. I asked him what he wrote in his applications. He answered that he …

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In-house counsel jobs are becoming more important than ever

In-house counsel jobs were not very popular in the past as most lawyers preferred to become litigators or get into law firms.  But now, in-house legal jobs are becoming more important, better paid, and in greater demand.  It offers a better work-life balance, a chance to work on a variety of issues and develop a …

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What do CEOs and boards of directors want from their General Counsel

While the profile and attraction of in-house legal roles have drastically increased, understanding of what it takes to be a successful in-house counsel and how it is different from a role in a law firm or litigator is not very well understood by a vast majority of lawyers who want in-house jobs.  I spoke to …

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How clearing SQE can help you move to the UK

You have a licence to practice law in India or any other jurisdiction. And now you want to migrate to the UK as a multi-jurisdictional lawyer.  That is not unusual. The UK is a preferred destination for skilled immigrants from across the world, thanks to its reputation as a safe, democratic and tolerant country with …

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Challenges that SQE poses, and how to overcome them

As we all now know, clearing the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) administered by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is the first step to becoming a practicing solicitor in England and Wales.  This does not allow you to practice in UK courts as a barrister, however, which involves an entirely different process. As a solicitor, you …

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What career can Indian lawyers have in the UK?

There is no denying the fact that solicitors in England and Wales make big money, not to mention enjoy a high social status.  How big? We did the maths for you and got the numbers. Depending on their area of interest and location, here is how much qualified solicitors can make according to Prospects UK: …

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Corporate Fraud v. Independent Directors

As you may know, any business disruptions or crises have historically been followed by a rise in fraudulent practices and corporate misgovernance. And Covid-19 has been the biggest business disruptor of our times.  A recent survey by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India LLP in association with the Institute of Directors (IOD) has shown how Independent Directors …

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Life-changing rewards of cracking the Advocate on Record (AoR) exam

How many lawyers in India actually achieve the dream of a Supreme Court practice as an Advocate on Record (AoR)? The exact answer, according to the Supreme Court of India, is 2,777 as of September 2021. That is the number of Advocates on Record registered with the SC currently. Remember, there are about 15 lakh …