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Manchester (UK) Law Firm, First Outside London To Build Crypto Team

A Manchester-based law firm has established a cryptocurrency investigations and prosecutions team . JMW’s new team, which is part of the firm’s business crime department, will advise individuals and businesses facing investigation or prosecution over their use of cryptocurrencies. The division is being headed by partner Mike Rainford. “Cryptocurrencies facilitate the fast and effective flow … Read more

UK Commercial Law Firm, Al Bawardi Critchlow, To Represent Company Offering Cryptocurrency Solutions.

UK commercial law firm, Al Bawardi Critchlow, has announced that its founder and senior partner, Dr Julian Critchlow, has been appointed as a non-executive director by blockchain and cryptocurrency technology company, Byzen Digital Inc. Dr Critchlow joins the Byzen Digital board in preparation for the firm’s initial coin offering, scheduled for 2018. Al Bawardi Critchlow … Read more

New York Law Firm Launches Blockchain Practice

Law firm Morris Manning & Martin LLP announced Tuesday that it had launched a new blockchain and cryptocurrency group to “meet rising demand from companies of all stripes, for advice on adopting the technology.” Law 360 Reports: Leading the Atlanta-based firm’s group is Austin Mills, a technology attorney with a background in financial technology who … Read more

UK Law Firm Marks & Clerk Adds New Head of UK Trademarks

Tom Farrand has been appointed new head of UK trademarks and replaces Matt Sammon, who recently joined Kempners & Partners as a partner. Previously, Farrand served as managing director of trademarks at intellectual property consultancy Novagraaf. David Ward, UK managing partner at Marks & Clerk, said: “Bringing Tom Farrand on board further enhances our trademark practice and … Read more

Silicon Republic Interviews Law Firm IT Director, David Lawson, On The Future of Law, Blockchain & AI.

Lawson heads up IT at Irish &  international law firm, Matheson. In the interview with Silicon Republic website he says….. Mobility and collaborative tools continue to be a focus but we are also looking at how developments in AI and blockchain can alter the way our lawyers process and draft legal documents. Although a great deal … Read more