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HWB adds to partners in Hong Kong

Apr 1, 2014 Howse Williams Bowers has bolstered its family law and litigation offerings with the hire of Stacey Devoy and Alison Scott as partners in Hong Kong.   Howse Williams Bowers’ Hong Kong office has been building…

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US firms cut pro bono hours while need increases

Dec 2, 2011 Pro bono work at large law firms appears to be on the slide, as law firms cut costs in a difficult economy. Reports show that the average number of pro bono hours worked per attorney at large law firms sank by around 8%…

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UK couples may be forced to mediate divorces

Feb 28, 2011 New government proposals could force UK couples to take their divorce disputes to before resorting to the court system. The move was announced by Justice Minister Jonathan Djanogly, a former

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The demise of the trial lawyer

Feb 14, 2011 Court statistics show a trend away from jury trials, with disputes increasingly being settled by alternative means outside the courtroom. U.S. District courts had 5,325 civil and criminal jury trials in 2008, down from…

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