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Battle lines are drawn

Protests against the Global Law Summit have been growing in momentum

20 February 2015

After last week's warnings from the London Fire Brigade about the anticipated spike in bondage-related call outs, I am pleased to report on their behalf that no such calls were made. Not one. Does that mean that the warning worked, or that people are more sensible (or more easily embarrassed) than they were initially given credit for? It's not necessarily bad news for lawyers, though, as the 'Fifty Shades' spike in divorce queries is likely to be a much slower burn.

The coming week sees a new release: the Global Law Summit. This feature has all the hallmarks of becoming a blockbusting thriller: a tale of good and evil, commerce over consumers, the rich and the poor, all set against the backdrop of London, England (for the US market). The hype surrounding the three-day event has been overwhelming. Coverage has not only appeared in the legal press, but has also extended to the mainstream national press.<...

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